Emessay Notes September 2010
Grand Orient D’Haiti
MSA has had a very nice letter from M.W. Bro. Eric Jean Jacques, Grand Master, Grand Orient D’Haiti, thanking the Masons of North America for their response to the appeal for assistance.
The monies received helped them respond to several areas of urgent need, most especially housing and water. Tents were purchased to help the housing crisis and contracts were made with companies to help distribute drinking water in remote areas that are hard to access.
Thanks to all who helped make this possible!
A Great Lady Has Passed
Pamela Murphy, widow of WW II hero and actor, Audie Murphy, died peacefully at her home on April 8, 2010. She was the widow of the most decorated WW II hero and actor, Audie Murphy, and established her own distinctive 35 year career working as a patient liaison at the Sepulveda Veterans Administration Hospital, treating every veteran who visited the facility as if they were a VIP.
Any soldier or Marine who came into the hospital got the same special treatment from her. She would walk the hallways with her clipboard in hand making sure her boys got to see the specialist they needed.
If they didn’t, watch out. Her boys weren’t Medal of Honor recipients or movie stars like Audie, but that didn’t matter to Pam. They had served their country. That was good enough for her. She never called a veteran by his first name. It was always “Mister.” Respect came with the job.
(Source: Story by Dennis McCarthy, Los Angeles Times, 4-15-2010)
(Emessay Notes – Editors Note – Audie Murphy was a member of North Hollywood Lodge #542, North Hollywood, CA)
Did You Know?
Alfred P. Murrah
We are all aware of the terrible tragedy that occurred at the Murrah building in 1995, but did you know the man for whom the building was named – Alfred P. Murrah – a federal judge on the US Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit was an Oklahoma Mason? Judge Murrah was a member of Capital City Lodge #518, Oklahoma City, OK. The building in which the lodge met, at the time, was later sold and is now the Oklahoma City National Memorial Museum.
MSA continues to see exaggerated lists of the Founding Fathers known to be Freemason. The following lists are taken directly from the MSA publication Masonic Membership of the Founding Fathers and represents the most accurate source available.
Founding Fathers Identified as Masons
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