Truckee Masonic Lodge member earns prestigious Hiram Award |

Truckee Masonic Lodge member earns prestigious Hiram Award

Armen Abrahamian, left, with Master Rick Wright, holding the 2015 Hiram Award.
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TRUCKEE, Calif. — On Sept. 19, Lodi Lodge No. 256, of the Free and Accepted Masons, awarded the prestigious Hiram Award to brother Armen Abrahamian.

The Hiram Award is the highest award any Masonic lodge can present to one of its members, and only one such award can be made in each year.

Abrahamian was selected to receive the 2015 award because of his service to Lodi lodge and his dedication to the ideals and beliefs of freemasonry. He exemplifies, in the words of Master Rick Wright, all of the attributes of a true mason in both word and deed.

Abrahamian has been a member of the Masonic fraternity for 61 years, and he is currently a member of Lodi Lodge No. 256 and Truckee Lodge No. 200.

He is a World War II veteran and served in the 101st Airborne Division. During his military service, he was awarded the purple heart medal for wounds received in battle and the bronze star for bravery.