Happy Fourth of July

Brothers of District 1,

I take this time to reflect on what this special day means to me, our Fraternity and our Country. Have you ever sat back and thought about what our Brother George Washington during those trying tenuous and pernicious times?, the determination?, Courage?, Fear?, and much more.

While our current society can be compared to somewhat of similar situation, I find refuge in our heritage and strong pillars of our Fraternity. Our solid core values continues to carry us through, similar to the founding Fathers of the United States of America, our Fraternal Brothers.

Many of our Brothers, just in our District have provided service in a branch of our Military. Some have come home, some made the ultimate sacrifice of life for our Country, our Freedom, our values and morals and finally our Fraternity. Often we often forget our fallen Brothers through the commercialization of these sacred days. Let us not forget those who have sacrificed for us, who have served in our Armed Services to provide us with the Freedom we enjoy today.

Personally, sometimes I do not think I say this enough, but Thank You to each of you, my Brothers, especially those who served and or currently service in any branch of our Armed Services and all our First Responders who help keep us safe at our home.

Happy 244th Birthday America! 
“Land of the Free, Home of the Brave!”

Ronald B. Carson, DDGM
District 1