Saturday, July 05, 2008

Ohio Masons Honor Revolutionary War Gen. Rufus Putnam

WTAP-TV in Marietta, Ohio reported today on yet another activity celebrating the Grand Lodge of Ohio's 200 year anniversary:

Two local groups came together Friday morning to honor one of the Mid-Ohio Valley's most influential Revolutionary War Generals.

General Rufus Putnam was honored Friday at the Mound Cemetery in Marietta by the Grand Lodge of Ohio and the American Union Lodge Number 1 for being on of Marietta's Founding Fathers.

Putnam's ceremony was done in part by the Masonic Lodge because he made an enormous contribution to Masonry he was the first Grand Master of Masons in Ohio.

Officials unveiled a plaque dedicated to Putnam's life as hundreds of folks looked on.

Read more about General Putnam here.


The Palmetto Bug said...

You're doing a great job of highlighting "Masons Doing Things." Keep up the great work.

Mark Koltko-Rivera said...

I'm not sure about this, but I think that Putnam County in New York State may be named for General Putnam. Not a bad thing to point out to the public--to the consternation of anti-Masons everywhere. Win-win!

overthrown said...

It was named after his father Major General Israel Putnam.