Patriots Day

April 19th is Patriots Day in Middlesex County, Massachusetts.  It marks the day of the first Battle of the American Revolution on April 19, 1775 , the Battle of Lexington & Concord – “The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere” & “The Shot Heard Round The World.”

About 70, maybe 80, Patriots stood on the Lexington Green on the morning of April19, 1775 and faced the British.  Approximately 26 of them were Masons and there wasn’t even a Masonic Lodge in Lexington at that time.

Remember, my Brethren, of the sacrifices Masons made for the freedoms we all enjoy today.  Remember that Freemasonry always stands for liberty, democracy and the worth and rights of the individual. Pay homage to the those Freemasons that came before us and played a significant role in the greatest experiment the world had ever seen.  Remember the roots of American Masonry.

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Fred is a Past Master of Plymouth Lodge, Plymouth Massachusetts, and Past Master of Paul Revere Lodge, Brockton, Massachusetts. Presently, he is a member of Pride of Mt. Pisgah No. 135, Prince Hall Texas, where is he is also a Prince Hall Knight Templar . Fred is a Fellow of the Phylaxis Society and Executive Director of the Phoenix Masonry website and museum.