Flat Rock in Wayne County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
George Washington Masons Memorial
Master Mason, and the first President
of the United States of America.
He is not dead whose glorious mind
lifts thine on high;
To live in the hearts we leave behind
is not to die.
As Washington was to our fathers, so may we be to our children and to our childrens children - an inspiration to patriotism, loyalty, and nobility of character, to higher thoughts and aims, to a fervent renewal of our obligations and the inculcation of the teaching and practice of the cardinal virtues and tenets of our profession as masons. When the memory of that light shall fail, then, indeed, may we fear for the strength of our institution, and that our liberties are indeed endangered. As was said of William the Silent, Washington "Lived the faithful ruler of a brave people, and when he died, the children cried in the streets." Nature kindly ordained that the name of Washington should not be sullied by descendants - "Heaven left him childless that all the nation might call him father."
Topics. This historical marker and memorial is listed in these Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Patriots & Patriotism.
Location. 42° 7.159′ N, 83° 21.034′ W. Marker is in Flat Rock, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of West Huron River Drive and Willow Road. Located in the Masonic Gardens section of Michigan Memorial Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 32163 We Huron River Dr, Flat Rock MI 48134, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Michigan Memorial Veterans Dedication (approx. 0.2 miles away); Michigan Memorial Park Veterans Bowl (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ford Motor Company Lamp Factory (approx. 3.2 miles away); Nowland Cemetery (approx. 3½ miles away); New Boston Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.8 miles away); Flat Rock Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.9 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 4 miles away); Cornelius G. Munger General Store (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Flat Rock.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 10, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. This page has been viewed 133 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 10, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.