Order of Mechanics celebrates 261st anniversary


Hyacinth Robinson

Mechanics in formation during their parade in Trinidad.

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Amid overcast skies and sporadic showers, members of the Independent United Order of Mechanics, Friendly Society, Western Hemisphere, Inc., in the New York Metropolitan area, recently celebrated their 261st Anniversary Service of Thanksgiving at the Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew (Episcopal) in Brooklyn.

The Order of Mechanics is a worldwide fraternal organization, founded in 1757 with branches throughout Europe, Canada, America and the Caribbean.

According to Hyacinth Robinson, a Jamaican-born official in the Brooklyn Order, the second Sunday of September is set aside for a worldwide annual celebration in a Service of Thanksgiving and…

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