A blog about the grief after losing a child to Niemann Pick, Type C, a rare disease, and how I'm moving forward with my life.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Flag Day Pictures

June 14 was Flag Day. Flag Day is one of those "forgotten" holidays. But for Elks, Flag Day is an important day. It is one of those days that all Elks need to recognize.

If you are near an Elks lodge on June 14, please see the Flag Day Ceremony. It is a public ceremony. The Ceremony details the history of the flag and what it means.

In 1907, the BPOE Grand Lodge designated by resolution June 14 as Flag Day. The Grand Lodge of the Order adopted mandatory observance of the occasion by every Lodge in 1911, and that requirement continues. The Elks prompted President Woodrow Wilson to recognize the Order's observance of Flag Day for its patriotic expression.

For more information about Flag Day, you can read the Elks brochure here.

Here are some pictures of this year's ceremony from our Elks Lodge, which took place in the Veteran's Park near the Lodge.


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