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Another faithful 'Knight' has fallen

By Karl Ernst
Posted Thursday, February 8, 2007

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Siler City, NC - Another faithful 'Knight' has fallen.

I am speaking of my fellow Lions, Mr. Clinton Bryan of the Pittsboro Lions Club who passed away Saturday, and Mr. Thomas Andrew of the Siler City Lions Club who passed away on Februry 4th, both having spent a good part of their lives answering the challenge of Helen Keller who, in 1935 at the National Convention of Lions Clubs, called upon all Lions to become her 'Knights of the Blind'.

This group of dedicated individuals responded in magnificent fashion becoming the world's leaders in the effort to irradicate preventable blindness.

Clinton and Thomas have served their communities proudly and well. And they both will be missed by all who knew them, loved them, and served with them.

Our thoughts and prayers are with their families. May God's love be with them.

I know many of you will be asking how you can pay tribute to their memory and the service they freely gave to those less fortunate. I would ask you to consider becoming a Lion. Join the knighted crusade to help the vision and hearing impaired. It would be a high honor for them that someone would take their place in the fight to shine light through the darkness for so many who otherwise would not know some of the simple joys of life that we take for granted.

The work that Lions Clubs International does around the world is being seriously threatened by dwindling ranks as are so many of the service organizations that people have come to rely upon. You can make a difference. To paraphrase the words of John F Kennedy - "Ask not what your community can do you. Ask what you can do for your community."

Great things are done by those who are willing to think great thoughts. Join us.

To Clinton and Thomas,

Roar!, Lions, Roar!

Farewell.

 
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