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Grand Master’s Message for August 2008 Gr 08

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eing a child in the 1950’s and 1960’s, I always have special remembrances of sumŵĞƌ͘/ŶƚŚŽƐĞƟŵĞƐ͕ƚŚĞĚĂLJƐƐĞĞŵĞĚƚŽ ůĂƐƚĨŽƌĞǀĞƌ͕ĂŶĚŽƵƌŚĞƌŽĞƐǁĞƌĞĐůĞĂƌůLJĚĞĮŶĞĚ ĂŶĚĞĂƐŝůLJŝĚĞŶƟĮĞĚ͘dŚĞLJƌŽĚĞŝŶŽŶǁŚŝƚĞŽƌƉĂůomino horses wearing white cowboy hats and were ĂůǁĂLJƐƚŚĞƌĞŝŶƟŵĞƚŽƐĂǀĞƚŚĞĚĂLJ͘ZŝŐŚƚĂůǁĂLJƐ prevailed, the villains were always caught, and in the end, the hero walked away with the girl!

/Ŷ ϭϵϲϬ͕ ƚŚĞ DŽǀŝĞ͕ ͞dŚĞ ůĂŵŽ͟ ƐƚĂƌƌŝŶŐ :ŽŚŶ tĂLJŶĞ;ŵLJĂůůƟŵĞŚĞƌŽͿŚŝƚƚŚĞďŝŐƐĐƌĞĞŶŝŶŝŶĞƌĂŵĂ͕ǁŚŝĐŚǁĂƐĂďŝŐƚŚŝŶŐŝŶϭϵϲϬ͘dŚĞŚĞƌŽĞƐ ŽĨƚŚĞŵŽǀŝĞ͕ĂǀLJƌŽĐŬĞƩ͕:ŝŵŽǁŝĞ͕ĂŶĚtŝůůŝĂŵdƌĂǀŝƐĂůůĚŝĞĚ͕ďƵƚƚŚĞLJĚŝĞĚĨŽƌĂĐĂƵƐĞǁŽƌƚŚ ĚLJŝŶŐĨŽƌŝŶĂďĂƩůĞƚŚĂƚĞƉŝƚŽŵŝnjĞƐƚŚĞŵĞƌŝĐĂŶ ŚĂƌĂĐƚĞƌ͘dŚĞŵƵƐŝĐĂůƐĐŽƌĞ͕͞dŚĞ'ƌĞĞŶ>ĞĂǀĞƐ ŽĨ^ƵŵŵĞƌ͕͟ǁĂƐǁƌŝƩĞŶďLJŝŵŝƚƌŝdŝŽŵŬŝŶ͕ĂZƵƐƐŝĂŶƐŽŶŐǁƌŝƚĞƌǁŚŽǁƌŽƚĞŵƵƐŝĐ ĨŽƌŵĂŶLJŽĨƚŚĞƉŽƉƵůĂƌŵŽǀŝĞƐŽĨƚŚĂƚĞƌĂ͕ƉĂƌƟĐƵůĂƌůLJǁĞƐƚĞƌŶƐ͘ƵƚƚŚĂƚŵŽƌĞ movies of that genre were made today! dŚĞǁŽƌĚƐŽĨƚŚĞƐŽŶŐŚĞĂƌŬĞŶƚŽƚŚĞƐƉĞĐŝĂůƟŵĞŽĨƐƵŵŵĞƌ͘/ƚĂůƐŽƐƉŽŬĞŽĨƚŚĞ very seasons of our life. Spring, marks the beginning of our lives as children striving ƚŽďĞĐŽŵĞĂĚƵůƚƐ͘^ƵŵŵĞƌƐŝŐŶŝĮĞƐŽƵƌĞĂƌůLJĂĚƵůƚLJĞĂƌƐĂƐǁĞĂƉƉƌŽĂĐŚŵŝĚĚůĞ ĂŐĞ;ǁŚĂƚĞǀĞƌƚŚĂƚŝƐͿ͘&ĂůůƚŚĞŶďƌŝŶŐƐƵƐƚŽŽƵƌƌĞƟƌŝŶŐLJĞĂƌƐ͕ĂŶĚŽĨĐŽƵƌƐĞǁŝŶƚĞƌ ŚĞƌĂůĚƐƚŚĞĂƉƉƌŽĂĐŚŽĨƚŚĞůĂƐƚLJĞĂƌƐŽĨŽƵƌůŝǀĞƐ͘dŚĞ͞'ƌĞĞŶ>ĞĂǀĞƐŽĨ^ƵŵŵĞƌ͟ ĐůĞĂƌůLJĐĞůĞďƌĂƚĞƐŝŶƐŽŶŐƚŚĞŵŽƐƚƉƌŽĚƵĐƟǀĞLJĞĂƌƐŽĨŽƵƌůŝǀĞƐͲƐƵŵŵĞƌ͘ As we enjoy the days of summer 2008, let us remember that life brings us many opƉŽƌƚƵŶŝƟĞƐĞǀĞƌLJĚĂLJƚŽĨƵůĮůůŽƵƌĚƌĞĂŵƐĂŶĚůĂLJƉůĂŶƐĨŽƌƚŚĞĨƵƚƵƌĞŽĨŽƵƌƐĞůǀĞƐ͕ our families and our fraternity. Everything is so alive during the warm days of sumŵĞƌ͕ĂŶĚƚŚĞƌĞŝƐŶŽďĞƩĞƌƟŵĞŽĨƚŚĞLJĞĂƌƚŽĂĐĐŽŵƉůŝƐŚŽƵƌŐŽĂůƐ͕ǁŚĂƚĞǀĞƌƚŚĞLJ may be. Enjoy the summer as winter will come all too quickly!

William H. Koon II, GCT Grand Master 2

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A Chat With The Managing Editor

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John L. Palmer Managing Editor 4

august 2008


Duane Lee Vaught of Indiana Installed as Right Eminent Grand Captain General Sir Knight Duane Lee Vaught, GCT, Past Grand Commander and Past Grand Master of Indiana, was installed the Right Eminent Grand Captain General of the Grand Encampment on August 29, 2007, following ƚŚĞ ƌĞƐŝŐŶĂƟŽŶ ŽĨ DŽƐƚ ŵŝŶĞŶƚ 'ƌĂŶĚ DĂƐƚĞƌ ZŝĐŚĂƌĚ ƵƌĚŝƩ ĂůĚǁŝŶ͘

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uane L. Vaught, the 157th Grand ůƚŚŽƵŐŚ ŚĞ ǁŽƌŬƐ ǁŝƚŚ ŝŶĚŝǀŝĚƵĂůƐ ĂŶĚ Master of Indiana, was born Febru- ŵĂŶLJ ŬŝŶĚƐ ŽĨ ďƵƐŝŶĞƐƐĞƐ͕ ŶŽƚ ĨŽƌ ƉƌŽĮƚ ary 17, 1956, in Crawfordsville, Indi- ĞŶƟƟĞƐĂƌĞŽŶĞŽĨŚŝƐƉƌŝŵĂƌLJƐƉĞĐŝĂůƟĞƐ͘ ĂŶĂ͕ƚŚĞĮƌƐƚŽĨƚŚƌĞĞƐŽŶƐ ,ĞƐĞƌǀĞĚĂƐƉƌĞƐŝĚĞŶƚŽĨ of Lloyd E. Vaught and LoŚŝƐ ĐŚĂƉƚĞƌ ŽĨ <ŝǁĂŶŝƐ͕ ŝƐ ƌĞƩĂ DĂdžŝŶĞ sĂƵŐŚƚ͘ ,Ğ Ă ŵĞŵďĞƌ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ ŵĞƌŝgraduated from North ĐĂŶ /ŶƐƟƚƵƚĞ ŽĨ ĞƌƟĮĞĚ DŽŶƚŐŽŵĞƌLJ ,ŝŐŚ ^ĐŚŽŽů WƵďůŝĐ ĐĐŽƵŶƚĂŶƚƐ͕ /ŶĚŝand from Indiana University, ĂŶĂ^ƚĂƚĞW^ŽĐŝĞƚLJĂŶĚ ƚŚĞůĂƩĞƌǁŝƚŚĂĂĐŚĞůŽƌŽĨ ƚŚĞ ůŽŽŵŝŶŐƚŽŶ ŚĂƉƚĞƌ ^ĐŝĞŶĐĞ ĚĞŐƌĞĞ ŝŶ ĐĐŽƵŶƚŽĨ ƚŚĞ /ŶƐƟƚƵƚĞ ŽĨ DĂŶŝŶŐ͘ ƵƌŝŶŐ ĐŽůůĞŐĞ ŚĞ ǁĂƐ ĂŐĞŵĞŶƚ ĐĐŽƵŶƚĂŶƚƐ͕ ŝŶ ŝŶ ŝƌ &ŽƌĐĞ ZKd ďĞĐŽŵǁŚŝĐŚ ůĂƐƚ ŽƌŐĂŶŝnjĂƟŽŶ ŝŶŐ ĂĚĞƚ DĂũŽƌ͘ ,Ğ ǁĂƐ he served several years as ďĂƉƟnjĞĚĂŶĚĐŽŶĮƌŵĞĚĂƐ sŝĐĞͲƉƌĞƐŝĚĞŶƚ ĨŽƌ WƌŽĨĞƐa member of the MethodƐŝŽŶĂůĚƵĐĂƟŽŶ͘ ŝƐƚ ŚƵƌĐŚ͘ /Ŷ ĞĐĞŵďĞƌ 2000 he married Georgia Duane Vaught began his Jean Nagai Goode. M.W. DĂƐŽŶŝĐĐĂƌĞĞƌŽŶƉƌŝůϯϬ͕ ƌŽƚŚĞƌsĂƵŐŚƚŚĂƐƚǁŽďƌŽƚŚĞƌƐ͕ĂůĞĂŶĚ ϭϵϳϭ͕ǁŚĞŶŚĞǁĂƐŝŶŝƟĂƚĞĚŝŶƚŽDŽŶƚŐŽŵGlen, both residing in Indiana. Georgia has ĞƌLJ ŚĂƉƚĞƌ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ KƌĚĞƌ ŽĨ ĞDŽůĂLJ͘ /Ŷ Ă ƐŝƐƚĞƌ͕ 'ůŽƌŝĂ͕ ůŝǀŝŶŐ ŝŶ ƚůĂŶƚĂ͕ 'ĞŽƌŐŝĂ͘ ĞDŽůĂLJŚĞƐĞƌǀĞĚĂƐDĂƐƚĞƌŽƵŶĐŝůŽƌŽĨ ŚŝƐ ŚĂƉƚĞƌ͕ /ůůƵƐƚƌŝŽƵƐ <ŶŝŐŚƚ ŽŵŵĂŶĚĞƌ ƵĂŶĞsĂƵŐŚƚďĞŐĂŶŚŝƐƉƌŽĨĞƐƐŝŽŶĂůĐĂ- ŽĨĞDŽůĂLJKƌĚĞƌŽĨ<ŶŝŐŚƚŚŽŽĚŝŶ/ŶĚŝĂŶĂ ƌĞĞƌǁŝƚŚĂŶĂƟŽŶĂůĂĐĐŽƵŶƟŶŐĮƌŵŝŶŝƚƐ ĂŶĚƚǁŽLJĞĂƌƐĂƐĂŶĂƉƉŽŝŶƚĞĚŽĸĐĞƌŽĨƚŚĞ /ŶĚŝĂŶĂƉŽůŝƐŽĸĐĞ͕ĚƵƌŝŶŐǁŚŝĐŚƟŵĞŚĞ ĞDŽůĂLJ^ƚĂƚĞŽƵŶĐŝů͘,ĞŚĂƐƌĞĐĞŝǀĞĚƚŚĞ ƉĂƐƐĞĚƚŚĞWĞdžĂŵĂŶĚǁĂƐůŝĐĞŶƐĞĚĂƐ ĞDŽůĂLJ ŚŽŶŽƌƐ ŽĨ ZĞƉƌĞƐĞŶƚĂƟǀĞ ĞDŽĂ ĞƌƟĮĞĚ WƵďůŝĐ ĐĐŽƵŶƚĂŶƚ͘ ,Ğ ƐƵďƐĞ- ůĂLJ͕ŚĞǀĂůŝĞƌ͕ĂŶĚ>ĞŐŝŽŶŽĨ,ŽŶŽƌ;ĐƟǀĞͿ͘ ƋƵĞŶƚůLJ ŵŽǀĞĚ ƚŽ Ă ůĂƌŐĞ ůŽĐĂů ĂĐĐŽƵŶƚ- ƌŽƚŚĞƌ sĂƵŐŚƚ ǁĂƐ ŝŶŝƟĂƚĞĚ ĂŶ ŶƚĞƌĞĚ ŝŶŐ Įƌŵ ŝŶ ůŽŽŵŝŶŐƚŽŶ͕ /ŶĚŝĂŶĂ͘ ,Ğ ĂĚ- ƉƉƌĞŶƟĐĞ ŝŶ ƌĂǁĨŽƌĚƐǀŝůůĞ ŽŶ DĂƌĐŚ ǀĂŶĐĞĚŝŶƚŚĂƚĮƌŵƚŽƚŚĞůĞǀĞůŽĨƉĂƌƚŶĞƌ͘ 21, 1977, and was raised to the degree of ^ŝŶĐĞ ϭϵϵϱ ,Ğ ŚĂƐ ďĞĞŶ ǀŝĐĞͲƉƌĞƐŝĚĞŶƚ DĂƐƚĞƌ DĂƐŽŶ ϰϵ ĚĂLJƐ ůĂƚĞƌ ĂŌĞƌ ƉƌĞǀŝŽĨ^ƚĂŵƉŇŝƐƐŽĐŝĂƚĞƐ͕WƐ͕W͕͘͘ǁŚŝĐŚ ŽƵƐůLJ ƌĞĐĞŝǀŝŶŐ ƚŚĞ ĚĞŐƌĞĞ ŽĨ &ĞůůŽǁĐƌĂŌ͘ ŚĂƐ ŐƌŽǁŶ ƚŽ ďĞ ŽŶĞ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ ůĂƌŐĞƐƚ ĂĐ- ,ĞƐĞƌǀĞĚĂƐtŽƌƐŚŝƉĨƵůDĂƐƚĞƌŽĨ^ƉĞŶĐĞƌ ĐŽƵŶƟŶŐ ĮƌŵƐ ŝŶ ůŽŽŵŝŶŐƚŽŶ͕ /ŶĚŝĂŶĂ͘ >ŽĚŐĞEŽ͘ϵϱŝŶϭϵϵϯĚƵƌŝŶŐǁŚŝĐŚLJĞĂƌƚŚĞ 6

august 2008


ůŽĚŐĞ ƌĞĐĞŝǀĞĚ ƚŚĞ 'ƌĂŶĚ DĂƐƚĞƌDzƐ ǁĂƌĚ ǁŝƚŚŝƐƟŶĐƟŽŶ͘,ĞŚĂƐĂůƐŽƐĞƌǀĞĚĂƐtŽƌƐŚŝƉĨƵůDĂƐƚĞƌŽĨǁŝŐŚƚ>͘^ŵŝƚŚ>ŽĚŐĞŽĨ ZĞƐĞĂƌĐŚ͘ sĂƵŐŚƚ ƌĞĐĞŝǀĞĚ ƚŚĞ ĚĞŐƌĞĞƐ ŽĨ ZŽLJĂůƌĐŚDĂƐŽŶƌLJ͕ƌLJƉƟĐDĂƐŽŶƌLJĂŶĚ ƚŚĞ KƌĚĞƌƐ ŽĨ ŚŝǀĂůƌŝĐ DĂƐŽŶƌLJ ŽŶ KĐƚŽďĞƌ ϮϮ͕ ϭϵϳϳ͕ ŝŶ Ă ĨĞƐƟǀĂů͕ ŚĞůĚ ŝŶ DƵŶĐŝĞ͕ in honor of then presiding Most Eminent 'ƌĂŶĚDĂƐƚĞƌ͕tŝůůĂƌĚD͘ǀĞƌLJ͘,Ğ^ĞƌǀĞĚ ĂƐ ,ŝŐŚ WƌŝĞƐƚ ŽĨ ƌĂǁĨŽƌĚƐǀŝůůĞ ŚĂƉƚĞƌ No. 40 and Illustrious Master of MontgomĞƌLJŽƵŶĐŝůEŽ͘ϯϰŝŶϭϵϴϯ͘/ŶϭϵϵϱŚĞǁĂƐ ĂƉƉŽŝŶƚĞĚ ĂƐ 'ƌĂŶĚ ZĞƉƌĞƐĞŶƚĂƟǀĞ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ 'ƌĂŶĚŚĂƉƚĞƌŽĨKƌĞŐŽŶŶĞĂƌ/ŶĚŝĂŶĂ͘ ^ŝƌ <ŶŝŐŚƚ sĂƵŐŚƚ ƐĞƌǀĞĚ ĂƐ ŵŝŶĞŶƚ Žŵmander of Crawfordsville Commandery No. Ϯϱ ŝŶ ϭϵϴϭ ĂŶĚ ϭϵϴϮ ĂŶĚ ŚĂƐ ƌĞĐĞŝǀĞĚ ƚŚĞ ŝƐƟŶŐƵŝƐŚĞĚ ^ĞƌǀŝĐĞ͕ <ŶŝŐŚƚ ŽŵŵĂŶĚĞƌ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ dĞŵƉůĞ͕ ĂŶĚ <ŶŝŐŚƚ 'ƌĂŶĚ ƌŽƐƐ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ dĞŵƉůĞ ĂǁĂƌĚƐ͘ ,Ğ ŝƐ 'ƌĂŶĚ ZĞƉƌĞƐĞŶƚĂƟǀĞŽĨƚŚĞ'ƌĂŶĚŽŵŵĂŶĚĞƌLJŽĨ/ůůŝŶŽŝƐ near Indiana and also holds memberships ŝŶ ůŽŽŵŝŶŐƚŽŶ ŽŵŵĂŶĚĞƌLJ EŽ͘ ϲϯ ĂŶĚ ^ƚ͘ŶƐĞůŵŽŵŵĂŶĚĞƌLJh͘,ĞŚŽůĚƐŚŽŶorary memberships in several other Grand ŽŵŵĂŶĚĞƌŝĞƐ͘ ,Ğ ƐĞƌǀĞĚ ƚĞŶ LJĞĂƌƐ ĂƐ ĂŶ ŽĸĐĞƌ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ 'ƌĂŶĚ ŽŵŵĂŶĚĞƌLJ <ŶŝŐŚƚƐ dĞŵƉůĂƌ ŽĨ /ŶĚŝĂŶĂ ĐƵůŵŝŶĂƟŶŐ ŝŶ ƐĞƌǀŝŶŐ ĂƐ ƚŚĞ ϭϰϬƚŚ ZŝŐŚƚ ŵŝŶĞŶƚ 'ƌĂŶĚ ŽŵŵĂŶĚĞƌŽĨƚŚĞ'ƌĂŶĚŽŵŵĂŶĚĞƌLJ<ŶŝŐŚƚƐ dĞŵƉůĂƌŽĨ/ŶĚŝĂŶĂŝŶϮϬϬϭͲϮϬϬϮ͘^ŝƌ<ŶŝŐŚƚ sĂƵŐŚƚŝƐĂůƐŽƐĞƌǀŝŶŐŽŶƚŚĞ&ŝŶĂŶĐĞŽŵŵŝƩĞĞ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ 'ƌĂŶĚ ŶĐĂŵƉŵĞŶƚ͕ <ŶŝŐŚƚƐ dĞŵƉůĂƌ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ h^͘ ƌŽƚŚĞƌ sĂƵŐŚƚ ŝƐ Ă WĂƐƚ'ŽǀĞƌŶŽƌŽĨĂŶŬƐŽĨƚŚĞtĂďĂƐŚzŽƌŬ ZŝƚĞ ŽůůĞŐĞ EŽ͘ ϳϮ ĂŶĚ ŚĂƐ ƌĞĐĞŝǀĞĚ ƚŚĞ 'ŽůĚ,ŽŶŽƌǁĂƌĚĂŶĚKƌĚĞƌŽĨƚŚĞWƵƌƉůĞ ƌŽƐƐ͘,ĞŝƐĂWĂƐƚdžĐĞůůĞŶƚŚŝĞĨŽĨ/ŶĚŝĂŶĂ ŽƵŶĐŝů EŽ͘ ϭϱ <ŶŝŐŚƚ DĂƐŽŶƐ ĂŶĚ WĂƐƚ ŝƌĞĐƚŽƌ 'ĞŶĞƌĂů ŽĨ /ŶĚŝĂŶĂƉŽůŝƐ WƌĞĐĞƉƚŽƌLJ͕ zĞŽŵĞŶ ŽĨ zŽƌŬ͘ /Ŷ ƚŚĞ ůůŝĞĚ DĂƐŽŶŝĐ ĞŐƌĞĞƐ ŚĞ ŝƐ Ă WĂƐƚ ^ŽǀĞƌĞŝŐŶ DĂƐƚĞƌ ŽĨ ^ƚ͘ ĞƌŶĂƌĚĚĞůĂŝƌǀĂƵdžŽƵŶĐŝůϮϱϲ͕ĂƐǁĞůůĂƐ WĂƐƚ ŽŵŵĂŶĚĞƌ EŽĂŚ ĂŶĚ WĂƐƚ ^ƵƉƌĞŵĞ ŬŶŝŐŚƚƚĞŵƉůĂƌ 

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Did You Know? About the Partnership between the Knights Templar Eye Foundation and EyeCare America? by David J. Palmer, MD

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he Knights Templar Eye Foundation (KTEF) is proud to celebrate 12 years of partnership with EyeCare America (ECA), providing ongoing support for its Seniors EyeCare Program (SEP). This marks the longest most successful partnership in the history of EyeCare America. ƵƌŝŶŐ ƚŚŝƐ ƟŵĞ ƚŚĞ <dͬ ƉĂƌƚŶĞƌƐŚŝƉ ŚĂƐƉƌŽǀŝĚĞĚΨϲ͘ϭϭŝŶĐĂƌĞĨŽƌĞǀĞƌLJĚŽůůĂƌĚŽŶĂƚĞĚďLJƚŚĞ<d&͘LJĂŶLJŵĞĂƐƵƌĞ ŽĨƐƵĐĐĞƐƐ͕ƚŚŝƐŵĞĂŶƐƚŚĂƚ^ŝƌ<ŶŝŐŚƚƐĐĂŶ ďĞƐƵƌĞƚŚĂƚƚŚĞŝƌĚŽŶĂƟŽŶƐĂƌĞǁĞůůƵƐĞĚ͘   ĐŽŶƟŶƵĞƐ ƚŽ ƉƌŽŵŽƚĞ ƚŚĞ ƉƌŽŐƌĂŵ͕ ŝŶĐůƵĚŝŶŐ ƚŚĞ <d& ƉĂƌƚŶĞƌƐŚŝƉ͕ ƚŽ ƚŚĞ ŵĞĚŝĂ ƌĞĂĐŚŝŶŐ ĂŶ ĂƵĚŝĞŶĐĞ ŽĨ ŽǀĞƌ ϰϲ͕ϬϬϯ͕ϱϱϱ ŵŝůůŝŽŶ ƉĞŽƉůĞ ǁŝƚŚ Ă ĚŝƌĞĐƚŵĞŶƟŽŶŽĨ<d&ƐƵƉƉŽƌƚŽĨƚŚĞ^W͘ LJĞĂƌĞ ŵĞƌŝĐĂ ƉƌŽǀŝĚĞƐ ĞLJĞ ĞdžĂŵƐ ĂŶĚ ƵƉ ƚŽ ŽŶĞ LJĞĂƌ ŽĨ ŵĞĚŝĐĂů ĐĂƌĞ Ăƚ ŶŽ ĐŽƐƚ ƚŽ ƐĞŶŝŽƌ ĐŝƟnjĞŶƐ ĂĐƌŽƐƐ ƚŚĞ h͘^ ƚŚƌŽƵŐŚ ǀŽůƵŶƚĞĞƌ ŽƉŚƚŚĂůŵŽůŽŐŝƐƚƐ͘

,͘t͘ ƵƐŚ͕ ZŽŶĂůĚ ZĞĂŐĂŶ͕ ^ĞŶĂƚŽƌ ĂŶĚ ƐƚƌŽŶĂƵƚ :ŽŚŶ 'ůĞŶŶ͕ ĂƐ ǁĞůů ĂƐ ĐĞůĞďƌŝƟĞƐ ůŝŬĞ͕ ŝůů ŽƐďLJ͕ ĞƩLJ tŚŝƚĞ͕ ĂŶĚ DĂƌLJ DĂƌƟŶ͘ /Ŷ ϮϬϬϲ͕ LJĞĂƌĞ ŵĞƌŝĐĂ ƌĞĐĞŝǀĞĚ Ă WƌĞƐŝĚĞŶƟĂů ^ĞƌǀŝĐĞ ǁĂƌĚ ĨƌŽŵ ƚŚĞ ĐƵƌƌĞŶƚ ƵƐŚ ĂĚŵŝŶŝƐƚƌĂƟŽŶ͘

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With continued support from the KTEF, ECA has helped more than 228,835 people through its Seniors EyeCare Program since April 2000.

KŶĞ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ ŵĂũŽƌ ďĂƌƌŝĞƌƐ ƚŽ ƌĞĐĞŝǀŝŶŐ ƋƵĂůŝƚLJ ĞLJĞ ĐĂƌĞ͕ ĞƐƉĞĐŝĂůůLJ ĨŽƌ ƐĞŶŝŽƌƐ͕ ŝƐ ďĞŝŶŐ ĂďůĞ ƚŽ ĂīŽƌĚ ƚŚĞ ĐŽͲƉĂLJ ĐŽƐƚ ĨŽƌ Ă ŵĞĚŝĐĂů ĞLJĞ ĞdžĂŵ͘ dŚĞ ^ĞŶŝŽƌƐ LJĞĂƌĞ WƌŽŐƌĂŵ ƉƌŽǀŝĚĞƐ Ă ĐŽŵƉůĞƚĞ ŵĞĚŝĐĂů ĞLJĞ ĞdžĂŵ ĂŶĚ ĐĂƌĞ ĨŽƌ ĂŶLJ ĚŝƐĞĂƐĞĚŝĂŐŶŽƐĞĚĨŽƌƵƉƚŽŽŶĞLJĞĂƌĂƚŶŽ tŝƚŚ ĐŽŶƟŶƵĞĚ ƐƵƉƉŽƌƚ ĨƌŽŵ ƚŚĞ <d&͕ ŽƵƚͲŽĨͲƉŽĐŬĞƚĐŽƐƚƚŽƉĞŽƉůĞǁŚŽĂƌĞh͘^͘  ŚĂƐ ŚĞůƉĞĚ ŵŽƌĞ ƚŚĂŶ ϮϮϴ͕ϴϯϱ ƉĞŽ- ĐŝƟnjĞŶƐ Žƌ ůĞŐĂů ƌĞƐŝĚĞŶƚƐ͕ ĂŐĞ ϲϱ ĂŶĚ ƉůĞƚŚƌŽƵŐŚŝƚƐ^ĞŶŝŽƌƐLJĞĂƌĞWƌŽŐƌĂŵ ŽůĚĞƌ͕ ĂŶĚ ƚŚŽƐĞ ǁŚŽ ŚĂǀĞ ŶŽƚ ƐĞĞŶ ĂŶ ƐŝŶĐĞ Ɖƌŝů ϮϬϬϬ͘ dŚŝƐ ĂǁĂƌĚͲǁŝŶŶŝŶŐ ŽƉŚƚŚĂůŵŽůŽŐŝƐƚ ŝŶ ƚŚƌĞĞ Žƌ ŵŽƌĞ LJĞĂƌƐ͘ ƉƌŽŐƌĂŵ ŚĂƐ ƌĞĐĞŝǀĞĚ ƌĞĐŽŐŶŝƟŽŶ ĨƌŽŵ ŚŝŐŚͲƉƌŽĮůĞ ŝŶĚŝǀŝĚƵĂůƐ ƐƵĐŚ ĂƐ͕ 'ĞŽƌŐĞ dŚĞ ^ĞŶŝŽƌƐ LJĞĂƌĞ WƌŽŐƌĂŵ ŚĂƐ Ă ƚŽůůͲ 



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ĂǀŝĚ:͘WĂůŵĞƌ͕DŝƐ ĐŚĂŝƌŵĂŶ ŽĨ LJĞ ĂƌĞ ŵĞƌŝĐĂͲ^ĞŶŝŽƌ LJĞ ĂƌĞ WƌŽŐƌĂŵ ĐŽŵŵŝƩĞĞ͘ ,Ğ ƌĞĐĞŝǀĞĚ ŚŝƐŵĞĚŝĐĂůƐĐŚŽŽůĚĞŐƌĞĞĨƌŽŵƚŚĞhŶŝǀĞƌƐŝƚLJŽĨŚŝĐĂŐŽWƌŝƚnjŬĞƌ^ĐŚŽŽůŽĨDĞĚŝĐŝŶĞ͕ ŚŝĐĂŐŽ͕ ƉĞƌĨŽƌŵĞĚ Ă ŵĞĚŝĐĂů ŝŶƚĞƌŶƐŚŝƉ Ăƚ DŝĐŚĂĞů ZĞĞƐĞ ,ŽƐƉŝƚĂů ĂŶĚ DĞĚŝĐĂů ĞŶƚĞƌ͕ ŚŝĐĂŐŽ͕ ŚĂĚ ŚŝƐ ƌĞƐŝĚĞŶĐLJ Ăƚ ƚŚĞ hŶŝǀĞƌƐŝƚLJ ŽĨ/ůůŝŶŽŝƐLJĞĂŶĚĂƌ/ŶĮƌŵĂƌLJ͕ŚŝĐĂŐŽ͕ĂŶĚ ĐŽŵƉůĞƚĞĚĂŐůĂƵĐŽŵĂĨĞůůŽǁƐŚŝƉĂƚ,ĂƌǀĂƌĚΖƐ DĂƐƐĂĐŚƵƐĞƩƐLJĞĂŶĚĂƌ/ŶĮƌŵĂƌLJ͕ŽƐƚŽŶ͘ ƌ͘ WĂůŵĞƌ ŝƐ Ă ĐůŝŶŝĐĂů ĂƐƐŝƐƚĂŶƚ ƉƌŽĨĞƐƐŽƌ Ăƚ EŽƌƚŚǁĞƐƚĞƌŶhŶŝǀĞƌƐŝƚLJΖƐ&ĞŝŶďĞƌŐ^ĐŚŽŽůŽĨ Ĩ DĞĚŝĐŝŶĞ͕ŚŝĐĂŐŽ͕ĂŶĚŝƐŝŶƉƌŝǀĂƚĞƉƌĂĐƟĐĞ ŝŶŚŝĐĂŐŽĂŶĚ'ůĞŶǀŝĞǁ͕/>͘

LJLJĞ&ŽƵŶĚĂƟŽŶ'ƌƌĂŶƚǁ LJĞ&ŽƵŶĚĂƟŽŶ'ƌĂŶƚǁĂƌĚĞĚƚŽDĂŝŶĞ>ĂďŽƌĂƚŽƌLJ ǁĂƌĚĞĚ ƚŽ Ž DĂŝŶĞ>Ă >ĂďŽƌƌĂƚŽ ŽƌLJLJ

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LJĞ&ŽƵŶĚĂƟŽŶ'ƌĂŶƚŝĚƐ sĂŶŶĚĞů/ŶƐƟƚƵƚĞ

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n Grand Rapids, Michigan, Van Andel Institute (VAI) officials hosted members of the Knights Templar Grand Commandery of Michigan on September 12, to commemorate the awarding of a one-year $30,000 grant by the Knights Templar Eye Foundation, Inc. to Jennifer Bromberg-White, Ph.D. a postdoctoral research fellow in the Van Andel Research Institute’s (VARI) Laboratory of Cancer and Developmental Cell Biology. The grant supports Dr. Bromberg-White’s proposal entitled “The Role of MAPK Signaling in Vascular Development in the Eye” which seeks to answer whether a family of proteins called MEK’s that is fundamentally important for blood vessel growth in cancer is also important in retinal development and in retinal diseases related to abnormal blood vessel growth. A large contingent of Knights Templar, Grand Commandery of Michigan, members and spouses traveled from across the state to attend the ceremony. Dr. Rhude, a retired optometrist, presented the ceremonial check to Dr. Bromberg-White. “The continued generosity of organizations like the Knights Templar Eye Foundation is now paying dividends as young and talented scientists like Dr. Jenn White make new discoveries that help us understand human diseases and develop new therapies for their treatment,” said Dr. Duesbery, who hosted the event and who directs the Laboratory of Cancer and Developmental Cell Biology as its senior scientific investigator. “Dr. White is taking some of the basic discoveries we have made regarding blood vessel growth in tumors and with an exciting twist is using these to generate fundamental insight into retinal vascularization that may lead to new therapies for eye diseases.” dŚŽƐĞ ƉŝĐƚƵƌĞĚ ĨƌŽŵ ůĞŌ ƚŽ ƌŝŐŚƚ ĂƌĞ ^ŝƌ <ŶŝŐŚƚ tŝůůŝĂŵ ,ĞƌůŝŚLJ͕ 'ƌĂŶĚ 'ĞŶĞƌĂlissimo; Sir Knight Glenn Leeper, Jr., Grand Commander Knights Templar MI; Sir Knight Cortland Rule, Grand Junior Warden; Jennifer Bromberg-White, Ph.D.; Sir Knight Paul Tarr, Jr., Commander; Dr. Dwight Rhude, of the KTEF in Michigan and P.C of his Commandery; and Sir Knight David Seyferth, Deputy Grand Commander. knight templar 11


Grandpa’s Sword by Robert M. Wolfarth

hen I was a kid, my dad handed down a few heirlooms to my brother and me. One was a pair of real Nazi daggers, complete with ƐǁĂƐƟŬĂƐ͘:ƵƐƚƚŚĞŬŝŶĚŽĨĐŽŽůŐĞŵƐŵLJ brother and I wanted—no ŵĂƩĞƌŚŽǁ/ŵŝŐŚƚĐƌŝŶŐĞ today. We didn’t know ŚŽǁƚŚĞLJǁŽƵŶĚƵƉŝŶŽƵƌ family or what their chronŝĐůĞŽĨĂĐƟŽŶǁĂƐ͕ďƵƚŽƵƌ ŝŵĂŐŝŶĂƟŽŶƐƌĂŶǁŝůĚŽǀĞƌ ƚŚĞ ďĂƩůĞĮĞůĚ͕ ĂŶĚ ƚŚĂƚ ǁĂƐ ŐŽŽĚ ĞŶŽƵŐŚ ĨŽƌ ƵƐ͘

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ĚŽŶ͛ƚŚĂǀĞĂŶLJƵƐŚŶĞůůƐŝŶŽƵƌůŝŶĞĂŐĞ͘ zĞĂƌƐ ǁĞŶƚ ďLJ͘  DLJ ďƌŽƚŚĞƌ ĂŶĚ / ŵĂŶĂŐĞĚ ƚŽ ŐĞƚ ƚŚƌŽƵŐŚ ĐŚŝůĚŚŽŽĚ ǁŝƚŚŽƵƚ ŐŽƌŝŶŐĞĂĐŚŽƚŚĞƌŽƌŽƵƌĚŽŐ͘>ŝŬĞŵŽƐƚ kids, we learned in high school who the Nazis really were, and ǁĞ ƐƵĚĚĞŶůLJ ĞLJĞĚ ƚŚŽƐĞ creepy daggers with a ŶĞǁ ĐŚŝůů͘  'ŽĚ ŚĞůƉ ƵƐ ŝĨ ŵĞƌŝĐĂŶ ďůŽŽĚ ǁĂƐ ĞǀĞƌ shed on those weapons. Ƶƚ ƚŚĞ ƐǁŽƌĚ ƌĞŵĂŝŶĞĚ a mystery—and generally remained in the closet.

The other heirloom was Ă ƐǁŽƌĚ͘  ĂƌǀĞĚ ďŽŶĞ handle. Dirty with age, ďƵƚ ŝŶ ĮŶĞ ƐŚĂƉĞ͘  hŶsheathed, it was inscribed ͘͘͞ ƵƐŚŶĞůů͟ ĂŶĚ ŚĂĚ ĞŶŐƌĂǀŝŶŐƐŽĨŐƵLJƐŝŶǁĞŝƌĚŽƵƞŝƚƐĮŐŚƚŝŶŐ ďĂƩůĞƐ͘  DŽƐƚ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ ǁĂƌƌŝŽƌƐ ĐĂƌried shields, some bearing crosses. Near ƚŚĞ ŚĂŶĚůĞ ǁĂƐ ŝŶƐĐƌŝďĞĚ ƚŚĞ ŽĚĚ >ĂƟŶ phrase memento mori. All in all, not ƋƵŝƚĞĂƐĐŽŽůĂƐƚŚŽƐĞEĂnjŝĚĂŐŐĞƌƐ͕ďƵƚ it was the only real sword on the block, ƐŽŝƚƐĐŽƌĞĚĂĨĞǁƉŽŝŶƚƐǁŝƚŚŽƵƌĨƌŝĞŶĚƐ͘

,ĞĂĚŝŶŐ Žī ƚŽ ĐŽůůĞŐĞ͕ ǁĞ ŶĞŐŽƟĂƚĞĚ ŽƵƌ ǁĂLJ ĚŽǁŶ ƚŚĞ ďƌŽƚŚĞƌůLJ ĚŝǀŽƌĐĞ ůŝƐƚ of who gets what. I got the daggers, and he got the sword. Away we went ǁŝƚŚ ŽƵƌ ůŝǀĞƐ͘  / ƐŚĞůǀĞĚ ƚŚĞ ĚĂŐŐĞƌƐ͕ thinking they might be worth something ƐŽŵĞĚĂLJƚŽŵLJƉƌŽŐĞŶLJ͘EŽĚŽƵďƚŵLJ brother did the same with the sword.

Fast-forward 25 years to 2006. I had ďĞĞŶ ƌĂŝƐĞĚ ƚŽ ƚŚĞ ƐƵďůŝŵĞ ĚĞŐƌĞĞ ŽĨ DĂƐƚĞƌ DĂƐŽŶ͕ ĂŶĚ ĂƌŽƵŶĚ ƚŚĂƚ ƟŵĞ ĚŝƐĐŽǀĞƌĞĚ ƚŽ ŵLJ ƐƵƌƉƌŝƐĞ ƚŚĂƚ dŚĞƐǁŽƌĚǁĂƐŽďǀŝŽƵƐůLJŽůĚ͕ďƵƚůŝŬĞƚŚĞ my own grandfather, Carl Adam WolĚĂŐŐĞƌƐ͕ǁĞĚŝĚŶ͛ƚŬŶŽǁŝƚƐŚŝƐƚŽƌLJ͕ƐŽŽƵƌ ĨĂƌƚŚ͕ ǁĂƐ ŶŽƚ ŽŶůLJ Ă DĂƐŽŶ ďƵƚ Ă ŝŵĂŐŝŶĂƟŽŶƐĮůůĞĚŝŶƚŚĞŐĂƉƐ͘͞/ƚ͛ƐƉƌŽď- dŚƌŝĐĞ /ůůƵƐƚƌŝŽƵƐ DĂƐƚĞƌͶĂ ďƵƐLJ ŵĂŶ ĂďůLJĨƌŽŵƚŚĞ^ƉĂŶŝƐŚͲŵĞƌŝĐĂŶtĂƌ͕͟/ Ăƚ ƚŚĞ zŽƌŬ ZŝƚĞ ŝŶ DĂŶƐĮĞůĚ͕ KŚŝŽ͘ ƐƚĂƚĞĚ ǁŝƚŚ ĨĂƵdž ĂƵƚŚŽƌŝƚLJ͕ ĂƐ ŝĨ / ŬŶĞǁ /Ŷ ĚƵĞ ƟŵĞ͕ / ƉĞƟƟŽŶĞĚ ƚŚĞ zŽƌŬ ZŝƚĞ͕ ǁŚLJŽƌǁŚĞŶƚŚĂƚǁĂƌǁĂƐĨŽƵŐŚƚ͘ŶĚ ĂŶĚ ƌĞĐĞŝǀĞĚ ƚŚĞ ĚĞŐƌĞĞƐ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ ŚĂƉǁŚŽǁĂƐƚŚŝƐ͘͘ƵƐŚŶĞůů͕ĂŶLJŚŽǁ͍tĞ ƚĞƌ͕ŽƵŶĐŝů͕ĂŶĚŽŵŵĂŶĚƌLJ͘^ƵĚĚĞŶůLJ͕ knight templar

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Ăƚ Ă ƉŝǀŽƚĂů ƉŽŝŶƚ ŝŶ ƚŚĞ ŽŵŵĂŶĚĞƌLJ ĚĞŐƌĞĞƐ͕ / ĨŽƵŶĚ ŵLJƐĞůĨ ƐƚĂƌŝŶŐ ƌŝŐŚƚ Ăƚ ƚŚĞĂŶƐǁĞƌƚŽĂůŝĨĞůŽŶŐƋƵĞƐƟŽŶ͘dŚĂƚ ƐǁŽƌĚ͊&ŽƌŐŽƩĞŶĂŶĚƵŶƵƐĞĚ͊^ŽĐĂƌĞĨƵůůLJ ĐƌĂŌĞĚ ďLJ ƚŚĞ D͘͘ >ŝůůĞLJ ƚĞĂŵ͕ ĂŶĚ ŶŽǁ ůĞŌ ƚŽ ĐŽƌƌŽĚĞ ƐůŽǁůLJ ŝŶƚŽ ŽďƐĐƵƌŝƚLJ͊  /ƚ ďĞůŽŶŐƐ ŝŶ ƚŚĞ zŽƌŬ ZŝƚĞ͊

ƐŚŝŶŝŶŐĐƌŽƐƐǁŝƚŚĂĐƌŽǁŶ͘ďĞĂƵƟĨƵů ƚƌŝĂŶŐůĞ͘   ƌƵƐĂĚĞƌ ďĂƩůĞ ƐĐĞŶĞ ĐŽŵƉůĞƚĞ ǁŝƚŚ :ĞƌƵƐĂůĞŵ͘  / ŬŶĞůƚ ǁŝƚŚ ƚŚĞ ƐǁŽƌĚ͕ ĮƌƐƚ ƚŚĂŶŬŝŶŐ 'ŽĚ ĨŽƌ ŝƚƐ ƐĂĨĞ ĚĞůŝǀĞƌĂŶĐĞ͕ ĂŶĚ ƚŚĞŶ ƚŚĂŶŬŝŶŐ Ăƌů ĚĂŵtŽůĨĂƌƚŚĨŽƌƉƌĞƐĞƌǀŝŶŐŝƚĨŽƌŵĞ͘ Finally, Grandpa, I grasp its meaning!

/ƌƵƐŚĞĚŚŽŵĞƚŚĂƚŶŝŐŚƚĂŶĚǁŽƌŬĞĚƵƉ ŶĚ ǁŚĂƚ ŽĨ ͘͘ ƵƐŚŶĞůů͍  DŽƌĞ ƚŚĂŶ ĂƚĂĐƞƵůƉƌŽƉŽƐĂůƚŽŵLJďƌŽƚŚĞƌďĂĐŬŝŶ ůŝŬĞůLJ͕ ĂƐ ǁŝƚŚ ĐŽƵŶƚůĞƐƐ ŽƚŚĞƌ ŝŵƉůĞĂůůĂƐ͗/͛ůůƐĞŶĚLJŽƵƚŚĞEĂnjŝĚĂŐŐĞƌƐŝĨ ŵĞŶƚƐ ŽĨ DĂƐŽŶŝĐ ŽĸĐĞ͕ / ǁŝůů ŶĞǀĞƌ LJŽƵ͛ůů ƐĞŶĚ ŵĞ ƚŚĞ ƐǁŽƌĚ͘  ,ĞƌĞ͛Ɛ ǁŚLJ͗ ŬŶŽǁǁŚŽƚŚŝƐŽƌŝŐŝŶĂůŽǁŶĞƌǁĂƐ͘Ƶƚ Ăƚ ůŽŶŐ ůĂƐƚ͕ / ƵŶĚĞƌƐƚĂŶĚ ŝƚ͘  / ĮŶĂůůLJ I now know that he was my Brother. If know what that sword is for, what it / ĐŽƵůĚ ŚĞĂƌ ǁŚŝƐƉĞƌƐ ĨƌŽŵ ďĞLJŽŶĚ ƚŚĞ means in American history, and what it ŐƌĂǀĞ͕ / ŚĂǀĞ ŶŽ ĚŽƵďƚ ƚŚĂƚ ƌŽƚŚĞƌ ŵĞĂŶƚƚŽ'ƌĂŶĚƉĂ͘DLJďƌŽƚŚĞƌŝƐŶŽƚĂ ƵƐŚŶĞůůǁŽƵůĚƚĞůůŵĞŚŝƐƐƚŽƌŝĞƐŽĨƚŚĞ DĂƐŽŶ͕ ďƵƚ ŚĞ ƵŶĚĞƌƐƚŽŽĚ ƚŚĞ ŝŵƉŽƌ- zŽƌŬ ZŝƚĞ ĨƌŽŵ Ă ŚƵŶĚƌĞĚ LJĞĂƌƐ Žƌ ďĞƚƚĂŶĐĞŽĨƚŚĞƐŝƚƵĂƟŽŶƚŽŵĞ͕ĂŶĚŚĞďƵŶ- ƚĞƌŝŶƚŚĞƉĂƐƚ͘/͛ůůŶĞǀĞƌŚĞĂƌŚŝƐǀŽŝĐĞ͕ dled it amply for the trip to Salt Lake City. ŶŽƌ ƚŚĂƚ ŽĨ ŵLJ ŐƌĂŶĚĨĂƚŚĞƌ͕ ďƵƚ ĞĂĐŚ ƟŵĞ / ƚĂŬĞ ƚŚŝƐ ĮŶĞ ƐǁŽƌĚ ǁŝƚŚ ŵĞ ƚŽ ĂƌĞĨƵůůLJĐƵƫŶŐĂǁĂLJƚŚĞďƵďďůĞǁƌĂƉ͕ ƐĞƌǀĞƚŚĞZŝƚĞĂƚƚŚĞŵĂũĞƐƟĐ^Ăůƚ>ĂŬĞ /ŐĂnjĞĚĂƚŝƚĂƚůĂƐƚƚŚƌŽƵŐŚŶĞǁĞLJĞƐ͘ DĂƐŽŶŝĐ dĞŵƉůĞ͕ / ǁŝůů memento mori.

Robert M. Wolfarth͕ ϯϮΣ͕ Ă ŶĂƟǀĞ dĞdžĂŶ͕ ŶŽǁ ĐĂůůƐ ^Ăůƚ >ĂŬĞ ŝƚLJ ŚŽŵĞ͘  ŌĞƌ Ɛŝdž LJĞĂƌƐ ǁŽƌŬŝŶŐ ŝŶ ĚĞĨĞŶƐĞ ĂŶĚ ĨŽƌĞŝŐŶ ƉŽůŝĐLJ ĨŽƌ ƚŚĞ h^ ŽŶŐƌĞƐƐ ŝŶ tĂƐŚŝŶŐƚŽŶ͕ ZŽďĞƌƚ ŵŽǀĞĚ ŝŶƚŽ ƚŚĞ ŵĞĚŝĐĂů ĚĞǀŝĐĞ ŝŶĚƵƐƚƌLJ͘  ,Ğ ŝƐ ĨĂƐĐŝŶĂƚĞĚ ǁŝƚŚ ƐLJƐƚĞŵƐ ŽĨ ĞƚŚŝĐƐ ĂƐ ŝŶŇƵĞŶĐĞĚ ďLJ ĚŝīĞƌĞŶƚ ƐŽĐŝĞƟĞƐ ĂŶĚ ƌĞůŝŐŝŽŶƐ͕ ĂŶĚ ŝƐ Ă ǁƌŝƚĞƌ ďLJ ƉĂƐƐŝŽŶ͘  ,Ğ ŝƐ Ă <ŶŝŐŚƚ dĞŵƉůĂƌ ĂŶĚ Ă EŽďůĞ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ DLJƐƟĐ ^ŚƌŝŶĞ͘  ZŽďĞƌƚ ŝƐ ĂĐƟǀĞ ŝŶ ŚŝƐ ĐŽŵŵƵŶŝƚLJ͕ ƚŚĞ hŶŝƚĞĚ DĞƚŚŽĚŝƐƚ ŚƵƌĐŚ͕ ĂŶĚ ƐĞƌǀĞƐ tĂƐĂƚĐŚ >ŽĚŐĞ ηϭ ĂƐ ĞĚŝƚŽƌ ŽĨ ͞dŚĞ dƌĞƐƚůĞďŽĂƌĚ͕͟ ĂŶĚ ƌŐĞŶƚĂ >ŽĚŐĞ ηϯ ĂƐ :ƵŶŝŽƌ ĞĂĐŽŶ͘  zŽƵ ĐĂŶ ƌĞĂĐŚ Śŝŵ Ăƚ ŽƌŶtŝŶĞKŝůΛŐŵĂŝů͘ĐŽŵ͘

Cliffton Marsh Virginia Grand Commander 1976 Born: November 8, 1924 Died: June 4, 2008 Jon W. Mayberry Virginia Grand Commander 2004 Born: November 3, 1940 Died: June 10, 2008 14

NEW RECIPIENT OF THE GRAND ENCAMPMENT MEMBERSHIP JEWEL 668-669 Bobby Lee Laws Elk City Commandery No. 22 Elk City, OK 6/30/2008 ;ϮƌŽŶnjĞůƵƐƚĞƌƐͿ ĂƵŐƵƐƚϮϬϬϴ


General Supplement The space on these two pages is provided by the Knight Templar magazine to be used by the Grand Commanderies to comŵƵŶŝĐĂƚĞ ǁŝƚŚ ƚŚĞ ŝŶĚŝǀŝĚƵĂů ^ŝƌ <ŶŝŐŚƚƐ ŝŶ ƚŚĞŝƌ ũƵƌŝƐĚŝĐƟŽŶ ŽŶ Ă ŵŽŶƚŚůLJ ďĂƐŝƐ͘  &ƌŽŵ ƟŵĞ ƚŽ ƟŵĞ ĂŶĚ ĨŽƌ ǀĂƌŝŽƵƐ ƌĞĂƐŽŶƐ͕ ǁĞ ĨĂŝů ƚŽ ƌĞĐĞŝǀĞ ĂŶLJ ŵĂƚĞƌŝĂů ĨƌŽŵ ƚŚĞ ĞĚŝƚŽƌ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ ƐƚĂƚĞ ƐƵƉƉůĞŵĞŶƚ ĨŽƌ Ă ŐŝǀĞŶ ŵŽŶƚŚ͘  tŚĞŶ ƚŚŝƐ ŚĂƉƉĞŶƐ͕ ǁĞ ƚĂŬĞ ƚŚĞ ŽƉƉŽƌƚƵŶŝƚLJ ƚŽ ŽīĞƌ LJŽƵ ƚŚŝƐ ŝŶĨŽƌŵĂƟŽŶ ƉƌŽǀŝĚĞĚ ďLJ ƚŚĞ WƵďůŝĐ ZĞůĂƟŽŶƐ ŽŵŵŝƩĞĞ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ 'ƌĂŶĚ ŶĐĂŵƉŵĞŶƚ͘ ʹ dŚĞ Ě͘

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ƵůƟƚƵĚĞƐ ŽĨ ƉŝůŐƌŝŵƐ ŝŶ ƚŚĞ ĞůĞǀĞŶƚŚ ĂŶĚ ƚǁĞůŌŚ ĐĞŶƚƵƌŝĞƐ ǀŝƐŝƚĞĚ :ĞƌƵƐĂůĞŵ ĨŽƌ ƚŚĞ ƉƵƌƉŽƐĞ ŽĨ ŽīĞƌŝŶŐ ƚŚĞŝƌ ĚĞǀŽƟŽŶƐ Ăƚ ƚŚĞ ,ŽůLJ ^ĞƉƵůĐŚĞƌ ŽĨ ŚƌŝƐƚĂŶĚŽƚŚĞƌ,ŽůLJWůĂĐĞƐŝŶ:ĞƌƵƐĂůĞŵ͘DĂŶLJŽĨƚŚĞƐĞƌĞůŝŐŝŽƵƐ ǁĂŶĚĞƌĞƌƐǁĞƌĞǁĞĂŬ͕ŽůĚ͕ĂŶĚŵŽƐƚůLJƵŶĂƌŵĞĚ͖ĂŶĚƚŚŽƵƐĂŶĚƐŽĨƚŚĞŵǁĞƌĞƐƵďũĞĐƚĞĚƚŽ ƚŚĞŚŽƐƟůŝƟĞƐŽĨƚŚĞŚŽƌĚĞƐŽĨƌĂďƐǁŚŽĞǀĞŶĂŌĞƌƚŚĞĐĂƉƚƵƌĞŽĨ:ĞƌƵƐĂůĞŵďLJƚŚĞ ŚƌŝƐƟĂŶƐĐŽŶƟŶƵĞĚƚŽŝŶĨĞƐƚƚŚĞƐĞĂĐŽĂƐƚŽĨWĂůĞƐƟŶĞĂŶĚƚŚĞƌŽĂĚƐƚŽ:ĞƌƵƐĂůĞŵ͘ EŝŶĞ&ƌĞŶĐŚ<ŶŝŐŚƚƐ͕ƚŚĞĨŽůůŽǁĞƌƐŽĨĂůĚǁLJŶ͕ƵŶŝƚĞĚŝŶƚŚĞLJĞĂƌϭϭϭϴŝŶĂŵŝůŝƚĂƌLJ brotherhood and entered into a solemn pact to aid each other in clearing the roads ĂŶĚĚĞĨĞŶĚŝŶŐƉŝůŐƌŝŵƐŝŶƚŚĞŝƌƉĂƐƐĂŐĞƚŽƚŚĞ,ŽůLJŝƚLJ͘dǁŽŽĨƚŚĞƐĞ<ŶŝŐŚƚƐǁĞƌĞ ,ƵŐŚĚĞWĂLJĞŶƐĂŶĚ'ŽĚĨƌĞLJĚĞ^ƚ͘ůĚĞŵĂƌ͘dŚĞLJ͕ĂůŽŶŐǁŝƚŚƐĞǀĞŶŽƚŚĞƌƐ͕ƚŽŽŬƚŚĞ ƵƐƵĂůǀŽǁƐŽĨƉŽǀĞƌƚLJ͕ĐŚĂƐƟƚLJ͕ĂŶĚŽďĞĚŝĞŶĐĞďĞĨŽƌĞƚŚĞŬŝŶŐŽĨ:ĞƌƵƐĂůĞŵ͘dŚĞLJĂƐƐƵŵĞĚƚŚĞƟƚůĞWŽŽƌ&ĞůůŽǁ^ŽůĚŝĞƌƐŽĨŚƌŝƐƚ͘dŚĞďďŽƚŽĨ:ĞƌƵƐĂůĞŵŐĂǀĞƚŽƚŚĞŵ͕ ĂƐĂƉůĂĐĞƚŽƐƚŽƌĞƚŚĞŝƌĂƌŵƐĂŶĚƐƵƉƉůŝĞƐ͕ƉŽƌƟŽŶƐŽĨƚŚĞŽůĚdĞŵƉůĞDŽƵŶƚĂŶĚƚŚĞ ƐƚƌĞĞƚďĞƚǁĞĞŶƚŚĞƉĂůĂĐĞŽĨƚŚĞŬŝŶŐĂŶĚƚŚĞƚĞŵƉůĞǁŚĞŶĐĞƚŚĞLJĚĞƌŝǀĞĚƚŚĞŶĂŵĞ Templars. ,ƵŐŚĚĞWĂLJĞŶƐũŽƵƌŶĞLJĞĚƚŽƵƌŽƉĞƚŽƐŽůŝĐŝƚĂŶĞǁĐƌƵƐĂĚĞŽŶďĞŚĂůĨŽĨĂůĚǁLJŶ͕ ĂŶĚŚĞƉƌĞƐĞŶƚĞĚŚŝƐĐŽŵƉĂŶŝŽŶƐƚŽWŽƉĞ,ŽŶŽƌŝƵƐ//ĨƌŽŵǁŚŽŵŚĞĐƌĂǀĞĚƉĞƌŵŝƐƐŝŽŶ ƚŽĨŽƌŵĂƌĞůŝŐŝŽƵƐŵŝůŝƚĂƌLJŽƌĚĞƌ͘dŚĞWŽŶƟīƌĞĨĞƌƌĞĚƚŚĞŵƚŽƚŚĞĞĐĐůĞƐŝĂƐƟĐĂůŽƵŶĐŝů ǁŚŝĐŚǁĂƐƚŚĞŶŝŶƐĞƐƐŝŽŶ͘,ĂǀŝŶŐƉƌĞƐĞŶƚĞĚŚŝƐǀŽĐĂƟŽŶĂŶĚƚŚĂƚŽĨŚŝƐĐŽŵƉĂŶŝŽŶƐ ƚŽƚŚĞ&ĂƚŚĞƌƐ͕ƚŚĞŝƌƌĞƋƵĞƐƚǁĂƐŐƌĂŶƚĞĚ͘^ƚ͘ĞƌŶĂƌĚǁĂƐĚŝƌĞĐƚĞĚƚŽƉƌĞƐĐƌŝďĞĂƌƵůĞ ĨŽƌƚŚĞŶĞǁKƌĚĞƌ͘/ŶƚŚŝƐƌƵůĞ͕ƚŚĞŬŶŝŐŚƚƐŽĨƚŚĞKƌĚĞƌǁĞƌĞĐĂůůĞĚWĂƵƉĞƌĞƐĐŽŵŵŝůŝƟƐ ϭϲ













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ŚƌŝƐƟĞĞƚdĞŵƉůŝ^ĂůŽŵŽŶŝƐ͕ŽƌdŚĞWŽŽƌ&ĞůůŽǁ^ŽůĚŝĞƌƐŽĨŚƌŝƐƚĂŶĚŽĨƚŚĞdĞŵƉůĞ ŽĨ^ŽůŽŵŽŶ͘ ,ƵŐŚĚĞWĂLJĞŶƐƌĞƚƵƌŶĞĚƚŽ:ĞƌƵƐĂůĞŵĐĂƌƌLJŝŶŐǁŝƚŚŚŝŵŵĂŶLJƌĞĐƌƵŝƚƐĨƌŽŵƚŚĞ ŶŽďůĞƐƚĨĂŵŝůŝĞƐŽĨƵƌŽƉĞ͘dŚĞKƌĚĞƌƉƌĞƐĐƌŝďĞĚĨŽƌƚŚĞƉƌŽĨĞƐƐĞĚŬŶŝŐŚƚƐǁŚŝƚĞŐĂƌŵĞŶƚƐ ĂƐ Ă ƐLJŵďŽů ŽĨ Ă ƉƵƌĞ ůŝĨĞ ƚŽ ǁŚŝĐŚ WŽƉĞ ƵŐĞŶŝƵƐ // ůĂƚĞƌ ĂĚĚĞĚ Ă ƌĞĚ ĐƌŽƐƐ ƚŽďĞǁŽƌŶŽŶƚŚĞůĞŌďƌĞĂƐƚĂƐĂƐLJŵďŽůŽĨŵĂƌƚLJƌĚŽŵ͘dŚĞdĞŵƉůĂƌƐƐŽŽŶďĞĐĂŵĞ ƉƌĞĞŵŝŶĞŶƚůLJĚŝƐƟŶŐƵŝƐŚĞĚĂƐǁĂƌƌŝŽƌƐŽĨƚŚĞĐƌŽƐƐ͘^ƚ͘ĞƌŶĂƌĚƐƉĞĂŬƐŝŶƚŚĞǁĂƌŵĞƐƚ ƚĞƌŵƐŽĨƚŚĞŝƌƐĞůĨĚĞŶŝĂů͕ƚŚĞŝƌĨƌƵŐĂůŝƚLJ͕ƚŚĞŝƌŵŽĚĞƐƚLJ͕ƚŚĞŝƌƉŝĞƚLJ͕ĂŶĚƚŚĞŝƌďƌĂǀĞƌLJ͘ ͞dŚĞŝƌĂƌŵƐĂƌĞƚŚĞŝƌŽŶůLJĮŶĞƌLJ͕ĂŶĚƚŚĞLJƵƐĞƚŚĞŵǁŝƚŚĐŽƵƌĂŐĞǁŝƚŚŽƵƚĚƌĞĂĚŝŶŐ ĞŝƚŚĞƌƚŚĞŶƵŵďĞƌŽƌƚŚĞƐƚƌĞŶŐƚŚŽĨƚŚĞďĂƌďĂƌŝĂŶƐ͘ůůƚŚĞŝƌĐŽŶĮĚĞŶĐĞŝƐŝŶƚŚĞ>ŽƌĚ ŽĨ,ŽƐƚƐ͕ĂŶĚŝŶĮŐŚƟŶŐĨŽƌŚŝƐĐĂƵƐĞƚŚĞLJƐĞĞŬĂƐƵƌĞǀŝĐƚŽƌLJŽƌĂŚƌŝƐƟĂŶĂŶĚŚŽŶŽƌable death.” dŚĞďĂŶŶĞƌŽƌĞĂƵƐĞĂŶƚŽĨƚŚĞŽƌĚĞƌǁĂƐŚĂůĨǁŚŝƚĞĂŶĚŚĂůĨďůĂĐŬ͕ŝŶĚŝĐĂƟǀĞŽĨ ƉĞĂĐĞƚŽƚŚĞŝƌĨƌŝĞŶĚƐďƵƚĚĞƐƚƌƵĐƟŽŶƚŽƚŚĞŝƌĨŽĞƐ͘ƚƚŚĞŝƌƌĞĐĞƉƟŽŶĞĂĐŚdĞŵƉůĂƌ ƐǁŽƌĞŶĞǀĞƌƚŽƚƵƌŶŚŝƐďĂĐŬŽŶŚŝƐĞŶĞŵŝĞƐďƵƚĞŝƚŚĞƌƚŽǀĂŶƋƵŝƐŚŚŝƐĨŽĞŽƌĚŝĞ͘dŚĞ word beauŝŶŵĞĚŝĞǀĂů&ƌĞŶĐŚŵĞĂŶƚĂůŽŌLJƐƚĂƚĞ͕ĨŽƌǁŚŝĐŚƚƌĂŶƐůĂƚŽƌƐŚĂǀĞŽīĞƌĞĚ ƐƵĐŚƚĞƌŵƐĂƐŶŽďůĞ͕ŐůŽƌŝŽƵƐ͕ĂŶĚĞǀĞŶŵĂŐŶŝĮĐĞŶƚ͘ƐĂďĂƩůĞĐƌLJ͕ƚŚĞĞĂƵƐĞĂŶƚǁĂƐ ĂĐŚĂƌŐĞƚŽ͞ĞŶŽďůĞ͟Žƌ͞ĞŐůŽƌŝŽƵƐ͘͟ dŚĞKƌĚĞƌǀĞƌLJƋƵŝĐŬůLJŐƌĞǁĨƌŽŵŝƚƐƐŝŵƉůĞďĞŐŝŶŶŝŶŐƐƚŽĂĐŽŵƉůŝĐĂƚĞĚŽƌŐĂŶŝnjĂƟŽŶ͘LJƚŚĞƚǁĞůŌŚĐĞŶƚƵƌLJŝƚǁĂƐĚŝǀŝĚĞĚŝŶƚŽƚŚƌĞĞĐůĂƐƐĞƐ͖<ŶŝŐŚƚƐ͕ŚĂƉůĂŝŶƐ͕ĂŶĚ ^ĞƌǀŝŶŐƌĞƚŚƌĞŶ͘/ŶƚŚĞĐĂƐĞŽĨƚŚĞ<ŶŝŐŚƚƐ͕ǁŚŽĞǀĞƌƉƌĞƐĞŶƚĞĚŚŝŵƐĞůĨĨŽƌĂĚŵŝƐƐŝŽŶ ŝŶƚŽƚŚĞKƌĚĞƌǁĂƐƌĞƋƵŝƌĞĚƚŽƉƌŽǀĞƚŚĂƚŚĞǁĂƐďŽƌŶĨƌŽŵĂŬŶŝŐŚƚůLJĨĂŵŝůLJĂŶĚǁĂƐ ďŽƌŶ ŝŶ ůĂǁĨƵů ǁĞĚůŽĐŬ͖ ƚŚĂƚ ŚĞ ǁĂƐ ĨƌĞĞ ĨƌŽŵ Ăůů ƉƌĞǀŝŽƵƐ ŽďůŝŐĂƟŽŶƐ͖ ƚŚĂƚ ŚĞ ǁĂƐ ŶĞŝƚŚĞƌŵĂƌƌŝĞĚŶŽƌďĞƚƌŽƚŚĞĚ͖ĂŶĚƚŚĂƚŚĞŚĂĚŶŽƚŵĂĚĞĂŶLJǀŽǁƐŽĨƌĞĐĞƉƟŽŶŝŶƚŽ ĂŶŽƚŚĞƌKƌĚĞƌ͘dŚĂƚĨƵƌƚŚĞƌ͕ŚĞǁĂƐŶŽƚŝŶĚĞďƚ͕ĂŶĚĮŶĂůůLJ͕ƚŚĂƚŚĞǁĂƐŽĨĂƐŽƵŶĚĂŶĚ ŚĞĂůƚŚLJĐŽŶƐƟƚƵƟŽŶŽĨďŽĚLJ͘ dŚĞŚĂƉůĂŝŶƐĐŽŶƐŝƐƚĞĚŽŶůLJŽĨůĂLJŵĞŶ͘dŚĞLJǁĞƌĞƌĞƋƵŝƌĞĚƚŽƐĞƌǀĞĂŶŽǀŝƟĂƚĞŽĨ ŽŶĞLJĞĂƌ͘dŚĞLJǁĞƌĞƌĞƋƵŝƌĞĚƚŽƚĂŬĞƚŚĞƚŚƌĞĞǀŽǁƐŽĨƉŽǀĞƌƚLJ͕ĐŚĂƐƟƚLJ͕ĂŶĚŽďĞĚŝĞŶĐĞ͘dŚĞŝƌĚƵƟĞƐǁĞƌĞƚŽƉĞƌĨŽƌŵĂůůƌĞůŝŐŝŽƵƐŽĸĐĞƐĂŶĚƚŽŽĸĐŝĂƚĞĂƚĂůůƚŚĞĐĞƌĞŵŽŶŝĞƐŽĨƚŚĞKƌĚĞƌ͘dŚĞ^ĞƌǀŝŶŐƌĞƚŚƌĞŶƐ͛ŽŶůLJƋƵĂůŝĮĐĂƟŽŶǁĂƐƚŚĂƚƚŚĞLJƐŚŽƵůĚďĞĨƌĞĞ ďŽƌŶĂŶĚŶŽƚƐůĂǀĞƐ͘dŚĞLJĨŽƵŐŚƚŝŶƚŚĞĮĞůĚƵŶĚĞƌƚŚĞ<ŶŝŐŚƚƐĂŶĚƉĞƌĨŽƌŵĞĚĂƚŚŽŵĞ͕ ƚŚĞŵĞŶŝĂůŽĸĐĞƐŽĨƚŚĞŚŽƵƐĞŚŽůĚ͘>ĂƚĞƌƚŚŝƐŐƌŽƵƉǁĂƐĚŝǀŝĚĞĚŝŶƚŽƚǁŽ͖ƌĞƚŚƌĞŶ Ăƚ ƌŵƐ ĂŶĚ ƚŚĞ ,ĂŶĚŝĐƌĂŌ ƌĞƚŚƌĞŶ͘ dŚĞ ůĂƩĞƌ ǁĂƐ ƚŚĞ ŵŽƐƚ ĞƐƚĞĞŵĞĚ ŐƌŽƵƉ ĂŶĚ remained in the preceptories to exercised their various trades.

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