According to the Rhode Island Freemasonry website (http://www.rimasons.org/) “Thomas Oxnard – Provincial Grand Master of New England and Grand Master of Massachusetts – granted the petition for the constitution of St. John’s Lodge of Newport, December 27, 1749, the first in the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.” Eight years later the soon to be state of Rhode Island got its fist Grand Lodge. Freemasons have a long history in Rhode Island including burial plots inside North Burial Ground cemetery. This photo was taking at North Burial Ground cemetery located in downtown Providence, Rhode Island. Phineas Potter Jr. was a member of the Rhode Island Freemasonry futurity born on June 21, 1821 and passed away March 18, 1876.
Monthly Archives: November 2014
Wall of Hope
While taking a tour around downtown Providence I ran across a tunnel with pictures on the wall. At the center of this tunnel, there was a glass ceiling that allowed the sunlight to shine inside and illuminate the pictures on the wall. Children at a nearby elementary school painted these pictures, so that people who lost a love one in the tragic moments of 9-11 have a place to visit. The name of this place is called the “Wall of Hope.”
Rhode Island Korean Veterans Statue
For my birthday I took a trip to Providence, Rhode Island, to visit Brown University and tour the city. While I was touring the city this Statue captured my attention because it seem like a patriotic symbol. After taking this photo and doing some research, I found out this monument was built to commemorate 39,000 Rhode Island citizens for taking part in the Korean War. I’ve provided a link for the website that has more information about this Statue and some interesting facts about the Korean War(http://rikoreanwarmemorial.com/about.php). According to the website “The Korean war is known as the Forgotten War” and “PFC. John B Colman Jr. – US Marine Corps was the last Rhode Islander who died in action.” Feel free to click on the link above and checkout more information about this statue and the Korean War.