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The First First Responder\’s Award Presentation

By Companion John Bridegroom, PMIGM IN
General Grand Sentinel, Cryptic Masons International

First Responder Award Presentation


On September 9th, Valparaiso Council No. 86 in Valparaiso, Indiana presented Lieutenant Christopher J. Gamblin with the first ever First Responders Award from the General Grand Council of Cryptic Masons International. Companion Gamblin serves the Lowell Fire Department and his community as a First Responder, and we are pleased to be able to recognize his contribution to our safety and security.

The First Responders Award is intended to honor all of the fields in which our First Responders serve, whether they are members of our Fraternity or not. They are the “Angels on the Ground” here at home, and their contribution is indispensable in the communities across the world. Congratulations to Companion Christopher J. Gamblin on being the first recipient of such a distinguished honor, and we hope it is the first of many given by Cryptic Masonry!





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