Emessay Notes September 2011
APPEAL FOR RELIEF: - Connecticut – Vermont - Virginia
Hurricane Irene caused devastating damage, both along the East coast and further inland. While extensive damage was done in several states this appeal is on behalf of the Grand Lodges of Connecticut, Vermont and Virginia.
When remitting funds to the MSA, in response to this appeal, please mark clearly on your check how you wish the funds designated. If no designation is made the funds will be divided equally between Connecticut, Vermont and Virginia.
Please forward to the MSA such funds as you feel appropriate to help our devastated Brethren and their families in these stricken jurisdictions. Please make checks payable to the MSA Disaster Relief Fund and send to 8120 Fenton Street, Ste. 203, Silver Spring, MD 20910-4785.
Thank you very much for your help!
[Webmaster note: After the Emessay Notes were written, New York joined the Appeal]
Claire Lee Chennault
Bro. Chennault was commissioned a 1st lieutenant of infantry in 1917, later transferring to the aviation section of the Signal Corps. He retired from the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1937, and became an advisor on aeronautical affairs to Chiang Kai-shek and the Chinese Nationalist government. In 1941, he organized and trained the famous "flying Tigers" – a group of U.S. pilots recruited to fight for the Chinese, especially in defense of the Burma Road. He returned to active duty with the U.S. Army Air Corps, organized the 14th Air Force in 1943, and commanded it until the end of the war. He died in New Orleans, LA, on June 27, 1958.
Claire Lee Chennault received his degrees in 1921 at League City Lodge No. 1053, League City, TX.
(Source: The Northern Light – August 2011)
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What is: Network?
Interlaced ornamental work; decorations of pillars in the porch of Solomon's Temple; emblem of unity and strength.
(Source: MSA Digest – Pocket Masonic Encyclopedia)
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