We should all be proud today for the youth which we advise and nurture to be mature, self-thinking, articulate, and respectful young men. Today, I could not be prouder to be an advisor for this youth organization. You are all well aware of the tragedies that struck Sandy Hook last Friday. This school is less than three miles from my home and actually sits behind the Masonic Lodge in Sandy Hook. Yesterday, three members of Doric Chapter along with some of their friends went to Sandy Hook. They laid flowers at the memorials and realized that most of the candles were out due to the weather. They went to local stores to get candles and lighters and began to relight each of the candles. They also bought coffee for the police officers on duty. During their time there, they were approached by numerous reporters seeking to do interviews. J.F. and T.B. gave an interview to skynews.com about the tragedy and gun controls laws. T. also appears in a second segment for the same news agency. Regardless of whether you agree with their views or not we should all be proud with the way they presented themselves and were able to express their opinions and deal with the reporters. My understanding is that these interviews appeared live on British TV. R.M. did an interview which was aired on Channel 30 news at noon yesterday. The pictures/interviews of our young men have been picked up by Reuters, USA Today and the like. We should all be proud, as this could have been any of our young men and it lets each of us know that we are guiding them in the right direction. Doric Chapter along with George Johnson Chapter has dedicated itself to relighting the candles at these memorials after each rain or snowstorm, until there are no candles left to light. Anyone wishing to observe these interviews/pictures, I will be posting links on my facebook page as soon as I can find the time. In DeMolay, Chairman Doric Chapter end of original post. Bretheren, in the face of tragedy, it fills me with joy to see this. it's good to see our youth stepping up to show what spirit our collective fraternities possess.