The Legacy Continues
On March 19, 2004 a Master Mason's Degree was conferred upon Adam Douglas Leichliter at Ligonier Lodge No. 331. His father, Brother Douglas A. Leichliter and his grandfather, Brother William L. Leichliter, P.M., proudly watched as the fifth generation of their family traveled this familiar path. Bro. Adams' great, great, great grandfather Bro. William C. Knox, P.M., served as Worshipful Master in 1867, 1868, 1878, 1879, 1882, 1884, 1885, 1886, and 1887.
Legend states that during several very lean economic years, Bro. Cox paid the Grand Lodge dues for the Lodge because the members could not afford them. During this time he would take the Warrant of Constitution home and store it in a safe place. If not for Bro. Cox the Warrant would have been returned to Grand Lodge and Ligonier Lodge No. 331 would have been closed, perhaps forever. Bro. William B. Graham, P.M., was a member of the same generation, fraternally, as Bro. Knox and served as Worshipful Master of the Lodge in 1903. Bro. Adams' great grandfather, Bro. Lee R. Leichliter was also a proud member of the Lodge. His grandfather, Bro. William L. Leichliter served the Lodge as Worshipful Master in 1960 and his father Bro. Douglas A. Leichliter regularly attends Lodge.
Bro. Adam recently completed ROTC training in the United States Navy and will soon defend his country in Iraq.
God speed Bro. Adam.
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