From the Commander of Kadosh ( November, 2018)

posted Nov 8, 2018, 5:39 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite


This month of November we have much to be grateful for. Thomas Paine said, "Those who expect to reap the blessing of freedom must undergo the fatigue of supporting it". Many among us have born that burden to maintain peace. Veterans Day, was originally  set as Armistice Day to honor the end of WWI in 1918. Legislation that was passed in 1938 that "dedicated to the cause of world peace and to here after celebrated and known as 'Armistice Day'. After WWII and the Korean War the 83rd congress, after being urged by the veterans service organization amended the act of 1938. The amendment struck out the word "Armistice"  and inserted the word "Veteran". For this we thank you for your voluntary service of our great nation. In 2010 brother Ed Harris wrote an article for Scottish Rite Supreme on aid and assistance.  Ill Bro. Harris stated "Many deserving Veterans who are eligible may be unaware of this valuable pension". The article gives direction to receive assistance for government aid for Veteran programs.

There is an interesting historical date on the 5th of November, and this is known as Bonfire Night. In 1605, the King passed laws against the Catholics, and this was not taken lightly. Guy Fawkes and a group of plotters attempted to blow up the House of Parliament in London in retaliation. There were 36 barrels of gunpowder smuggled into a house rented next to the House of Parliament. Physicists explain that blast would have covered a 500 meter radius. In response to this act a bonfire was ordered by King James to celebrate his survival. 


Safe travels while many are off to spend time with family this Thanksgiving.