WASHINGTON (Jan. 6)
President Ford, in a letter to the Haym Salomon Lodge of Brith Shalom in Philadelphia, praised the contributions of Haym Salomon who helped finance the American Revolution. The lodge and the George Washington Scottish Rite bodies in association with Philadelphia 76 memorialized Salomon on Sunday, the anniversary of his death in 1785.
Ford’s message said: “As we lay the cornerstone of America’s third century, it is most appropriate that we pay tribute to the very special part played by Haym Salomon in the success of our initial efforts. I am pleased to join with the members of the Haym Salomon Lodge No. 663. Brith Shalom, in memorializing his dedication to America.”