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August 2017 Trestleboard


First, I would like to thank Bro. David Harrison and RWB Phil Brooks for the work that they did to improve our Lodge by building a ramp at our rear entrance. I’m sure that many of our visitors will appreciate having an easier time getting into the Lodge.   Read full Trestleboard  -> Herndon – Aug17 TB

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July Blood Drive

July Blood Drive

THANK YOU! to all of those that donated and to those that might have been turned away.

Worshipful David King tapping a vein

Thank you to all of our   Super Heroes!

Brother Rob manning the Command Center







Herndon Lodge and Freedom Lodge are co-hosting a 3rd Blood Drive this year on Saturday, July 29 from 8a to 1p.

Please consider signing up to donate. And if you can’t donate, please recommend our Drive to your family members, friends and co-workers.   Giving blood is a generous, selfless, and beneficial thing to do for the community, and will help to ensure that an adequate supply of blood is available for the victims of accidents, patients needing to undergo lifesaving operations, and patients of all ages who depend on transfusion to survive.

Blood has to be there on the shelf ready to use if a disaster, an emergency surgery, or other unforeseen crisis occurs. It takes days of processing of donated blood in order to make it ready to use, and the only way to keep the blood supply ready is to donate whenever you can. Organizations like ours are huge help in the effort to ensure that the blood supply is maintained.

You can visit and use sponsor code 7438 and make an appointment yourself, or you can call me at 703-655-4655 and I will make an appointment for you.

We have had good success in our past blood drives, but the need never diminishes. We need volunteer donors now. Please consider being one of them!

When you participate you will be giving something that can’t be manufactured artificially in the lab, and might mean the difference between life and death for someone!!

Bro. Rob Martin
Blood Coordinator


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Back Porch Transformation

Bro David Harrison saw an opportunity to improve the Herndon Temple.  From that concept he drew up his designs, and then turned them into a reality.   Herndon Lodge’s back porch has been transformed from a few short steps that folks at times had trouble navigating into into a ramp with a landing at the doorway.   This change will improve accessibility for everyone and looks quite nice too.   Thank you Brother David!

Original back porch…….






Work in progress……






Finished product……

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