Prince Hall Grand Master Toby Fitch leads the 2009 NC Grand Lodge Assembly in singing "This little light of mine". The words of the old hymn rang throughout the room as over 1100 Masons took part in song. Any and all darkness of the past was clearly behind us, and the light of NC Freemasonry was at once shining brightly ahead toward a future of goodwill, cooperation, brotherly love and affection.
May God bless all NC Masons, wherever the gavel strikes. Keep us all pointed toward the light, and grant us opportunity to be a small beacon for all mankind to see. And keep subdued the evil intentions that may rear out of darkness. So, that we can continually see how good and how pleasant it is for the Brethren to dwell together in unity.