James E. Cox
St. Peter, when you meet this man
at the gate to paradise,
you’ll find Vic more than met the plan
that God decreed we emphasize.
He worked among the lawless
to bring to Justice their foul crimes,
but did not stay anonymous
when he retired to safer climes.
Vic joined the Elks, led our new Lodge
when it had barely learned to stand.
A man like Vic confronts, not dodge,
and gave them his strong, helping hand.
He stressed to follow Grand Lodge rules,
do all their rites with pride and flair.
He honored vets, helped tots and schools
and told the world our Lodge was there.
St. Peter, we know that in your log
God has written all we say.
But we present this dialogue
that heaven knows who comes to stay.