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Elks Honor Flag Day and Veterans

                                                

Honor Guard in Willow Creek Park for Flag Day

Americanism is one of the Elks primary missions. The Lamar Elks #1319 want to show how the Order cares about this great country and everything it represents. Since 1905, the Elks have performed Flag Day ceremonies to appreciate the nation’s history, values and diversity. The Lamar Lodge works with the VFW, American Legion and Boy Scouts to respect and honor America.

The event at Willow Creek Park on the evening of June 14th began with Elks Exalted Ruler (Korrey Sanchez) discussing the history and significance of the flag. The Boy Scouts presented the different versions of the American Flag, (over time) and how its represents the growth of our nation. This was followed by the playing of Taps and a 21 gun salute from the American Legion and VFW.

Following the ceremony, everyone was treated to free hot dogs (cooked by Oscar Riley) and lemon aid. It was fun for all and a continuation of an annual tradition. This is just one example of how the Elks perform these activities along with many others in our community.

These programs are what make this country great by: promoting its values, traditions and history. Last year, the Lamar Elks Lodge donated or spent $34,000 in Lamar and the surrounding area. These and other charitable events are how the Elks care and share.

Submitted by David Jones of the Lamar Elks Lodge #1319

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