May 22, 2012

Eureka Cornerstone Rededication Ceremony

Attending the rededication of the Eureka City Hall cornerstone on May 19 reminded me of the many reasons I enjoy living here. History takes a whole new meaning when you know the people involved.

Kudos goes to Billy Lenhoff, owner of Cornerstone Construction, Eureka Main Street Executive Director Charlotte McDonald and the board and staff, the Eureka Heritage Society, and the Masons who preserved this stone when the building was demolished.

I know Billy and Charlotte, and the city and county officials that attended and this is just one of the many every day events and efforts that they participate in that make living here in Humboldt a joy. I am proud to call them friends. I got to meet the other people involved that day. There have been media releases and reports and photos of the event you can read.

For me, sitting at the corner of 3rd and G, watching the ceremony was emotional. In a small community like ours, the city, the businesses, the civic organizations came together and showed what is possible when we work together for the benefit of all.

Through their personal stories, they bought alive for me memories that I did not experience, since I did not grow up here. The Honor Guard marching with the flags, the Masons and their sharing of traditions and the entire event exemplified all that is good in fraternal brotherhood, patriotism, good honest work and most of all Faith in God.

It could have been just another sunny day in Eureka but I left the event that day feeling hope and pride that the values that sustain me are still alive.

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