we are all equals, creatures alike crafted by the hands of God. We are all Brothers, whether through the Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Illinois or the Grand Lodge of Illinois, we are united and driven to live our lives pursuing the same values.
As Masons, we enjoy unique fraternal experiences including the fellowship with good men of strong character, learning from one another, and banding together to “relieve the suffering of others”. Fundamentally, we are inspired by men like Brother Dave who are living Masonry each and every day; it is the reason that we honor him tonight. By following his example, along with many of you, we will be a beacon light in society today for a good man seeking to “become a better version of himself.”