1812 Veteran recognition

Pictures from the commemoration of the veterans from the War of 1812. Over the course of the month of September the Fort Erie Heritage Group held 4 separate occasions where 1812 Veterans were acknowledged and commemorated. The W.M., W. Bro. Matthew Stickland with Officers and members of Palmer Lodge and other Lodges of the District attended the ceremony at St. Paul’s Anglican Church cemetery to acknowledge and remember Bro. Lewis Palmer, after whom Palmer Lodge # 372 is named. The photo seen held in some of these pictures, is of Bro. Lewis Palmer, and the only known picture to exist of a veteran from Fort Erie area.

Palmer Lodge will present a copy of the picture and a full setting of Palmer Lodge table ware to both the Heritage Group and the Legion Branch # 71, Fort Erie.

More information about the 1812 War Graves Project can be found here – http://1812veterans.ca/en/index.php

Fort Degree

The ‘Palmer Lodge Fort Degree’ is returning after having been on hiatus for some seven years. Over the past number of years brethren have inquired if and when the ‘Fort Degree’ will be brought back.

This is the year. With the year 2014 being a remembrance of the end of War of 1812, a celebration of 200 years of peace and friendship between Canada and the United States, it is fitting that we, Masons of Fort Erie also recognize such an auspicious occasion.

Read more here

Emergent meeting Sept 17

Palmer Logo

Palmer Lodge Logo

Palmer Lodge will be conferring the 3rd Degree at Olde Fort Erie on September 17th at an Emergent meeting. Lodge will open at 7:30 with the degree to start at an appropriate time thereafter.

Chairs will be provided, but note that we are expecting this meeting to be well attended and are not aware of how many brethren will attend, therefore if you wish to bring your own (more comfortable) chair please feel free to do so.

dress for the evening will be business casual i.e. pant (no jeans or shorts) and a collared shirt with Regalia

this degree will be held outside, therefore give consideration that the weather may not be wholly cooperative. In the event of rain (or snow) the degree will be moved back to the lodge.

Directions – To Olde Fort Erie via google maps

Lat: 42.89314890602696
Lng: -78.9238178730011

From the QEW and Bertie &Thompson Road exit ramp

F​rom Highway 3 (Garrison road) follow directions as above turning on to Helena off of Highway 3 (Garrison Road)​

D​irections – To Palmer Lodge from Olde Fort

Lat: 42.929654646438614
Lng: -78.91928493976593