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North Attleborough Elks to hold Flag Day ceremony

On Wednesday, June 14, at 6:30 p.m., the North Attleborough Elks Lodge #1011 will hold a Flag Day ceremony at Barrows Park on S. Washington Street in North Attleborough. Should there by inclement weather, the ceremony will be held at the Elks Lodge, 52 Bulfinch St., North Attleborough.

The American Legion Post 49, along with local Cub and Boy Scout troops will participate in this ceremony. The Legion will perform a flag retirement ceremony. This event is open to the public and all are welcome. 

Local Elks Lodges throughout the United States, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Panama Canal will celebrate Flag Day on June 14, 2023. The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks is the only fraternal organization to require a formal observance of Flag Day.

In July of 1908, the Elks’ Grand Lodge provided for the annual nationwide observance of Flag Day on the 14th of June each year, making it mandatory for each subordinate Lodge in the Order. June 14 was officially established as Flag Day by a proclamation by President Woodrow Wilson in 1916. Flag Day was not a national observance until 1949—President Harry Truman, himself an Elks member, was inspired through his Lodge in Independence, Miss., to sign an act of Congress that dedicated June 14 to the symbol of local Elks Lodges throughout the United States, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Panama Canal will celebrate Flag Day on June 14, 2021.

There are more than 1,900 Elks Lodges across the country with a total membership nearing 800,000. Elks’ members must be American citizens who are at least 21 years of age and must believe in God. To learn more visit https://www.elks.org”>www.elks.org.

For membership information visit https://join.elks.org”>Join.Elks.Org.

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