Friday, April 21, 2017

‘Next Friday: seems like old times’

It’s that time of year. Already.

On April 30, 1789, Bro. George Washington, America’s most famous Freemason—a title he retains to this day!—was inaugurated as his country’s first president in a ceremony at Federal Hall on Wall Street. Next Friday, a group of New York Masons will host their annual re-enactment of that historical event, right where it happened 228 years ago. From the publicity:

of George Washington’s
Inauguration as First President
of the United States
Friday, April 28 at 11 a.m.
26 Wall Street, Manhattan

The George Washington Inauguration Reenactment Committee requests the pleasure of your company at the annual re-enactment. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., with the ceremony at 11:30 sharp.

The Most Worshipful Jeffrey M. Williamson, Grand Master of Masons in the State of New York, will be in attendance, accompanied by his Grand Line. A true replica of the Bible upon which our First President took his Oath of Office will be on display during the event, courtesy of St. John’s Lodge No. 1, AYM.

Take a lunch break and join your brethren in commemorating our Founding Fathers. Federal Hall is providing us with a hospitality room where we will serve sandwiches, side dishes, refreshments, coffee, and cookies immediately after the event.

Please forward this notice to your brothers throughout the jurisdiction, we would love to pack the Hall.

Did Bro. Washington improvise the “So help me God” at the end of his oath? Read all about it here.

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