On March 22, 2018, Most Worshipful Grand Master John E. Lobdell traveled to the New Hampshire Veteran’s Home in Tilton to attend the monthly Square and Compasses meeting at the home and to present the Centenarian Award to Brother Robert Craig. Bro. Craig is a resident at the Home and a member of St. John’s Lodge No. 1 in Portsmouth NH.
Bro. Craig’s birthday was actually on February 17th, but the presentation was delayed due to the Veteran’s Home being closed to visitors during that time because of health concerns for residents. Bro. Craig’s family was in attendance as well as several Masons who are residents along with several visiting Masons from local Lodges. Joining Most Worshipful Brother Lobdell for the presentation were Worshipful Brother Rob Johnson, Master of St. John’s Lodge #1, and Right Worshipful Brother David Cumming, DDGM of District 5.
After Most Worshipful Brother Lobdell presented the award, Bro. Craig insisted on standing to express his appreciation for the award, and is seen standing with the support of his oldest son and the Grand Master.