Thursday, November 17, 2011

Pa #Paterno : #Freemason Medal -Since 1993, only five persons have been honored with the Wanamaker medal.

Legendary Penn State University head football Coach Joseph V. Paterno was honored by the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Pennsylvania with the presentation of the John Wanamaker Masonic Humanitarian Medal.
R.W. Grand Master Robert L. Dluge, Jr. presented the award to Joe Paterno following a Committee on Masonic Homes meeting at the Carnegie House, State College, during a private luncheon held in the Coach's honor.
Joe Paterno is recognized by many as one of the greatest college football coaches of all time, having coached for more than 50 years. His volunteer services and philanthropic endeavors make him unique among colleges and universities nationwide. "Mr. Paterno does not only emulate good sportsmanship, he practices it in his daily life," said Robert L. Dluge, Jr., R.W.G.M., while presenting the award. "He is the most outstanding example, in my opinion, of what a true sportsman should be."
Paterno said during his address after receiving the Wanamaker medal, "I get a lot of different awards, but this represents a very special group of people and I'm very honored for you to honor me, to reach out and say 'here is somebody we admireand appreciate what he has done' -- and, I hope is going to do a few more things before it is all said and done. I appreciate it and I'm very humbled." more