PHOTOS: Wilmington’s Brian King Receives Distinguished Service Medal From Freemasons

WILMINGTON, MA — On Wednesday, January 16, 2019, Brian King was awarded the Joseph Warren Distinguished Service Award at Friendship Lodge of Masons in Wilmington.

The Joseph Warren Distinguished Service Award is awarded by the Grand Master of Massachusetts to a mason who, in his opinion, has served his Lodge and community in an exemplary manner over a long period of time.

Brian has served his community, church and Lodge in many ways over the years. Brian is a Vietnam Veteran who served in the Marine Corp. He has been a mason and member of Friendship Lodge for over 22 years. He is also a Past-Master of the Lodge and is currently the treasurer for Lodge’s Angel Fund which helps Wilmington students when there is a pressing need for monetary assistance. Brian is one of the Trustees at Friendship Lodge. For years Brian has sung in his church choir at the United Methodist Church of Wilmington. Brian donates his time and effort every Tuesday to the Mission of Deeds which provides home furnishings to those in need. He is the Co-Chairman Masonic HELP Program Committee which loans hospital equipment to anyone that needs it. Brian is the Chairman of the Friendship Lodge Ramp Crew which loans and installs wheelchair ramps in the greater Wilmington area, for free, to residents that are in need of one. In all, Brian is always willing to help with any chore at his lodge, church or community when asked to do so.

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Brian King is surprised as his wife and children are escorted into Friendship Lodge.
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District Deputy Grand Master Paul B. Craigie awards Brian A. King the Joseph Warren Distinguished Service Award.
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Brian’s family and friends look on.
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Brian’s wife Ruth pins the Joseph Warren Medal on her husband.
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From left to right: Friendship Lodge Master Mario S. Marchese, District Deputy Grand Master Paul B. Craigie, Award Winner Brian A. King, and Brian’s wife Ruth King.
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The Joseph Warren Distinguished Service Award Brian A. King poses with his family and friends in attendance.

(NOTE: The above press release & photos are from Dick Searfoss of the Masons.)

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