The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks has long committed itself to honoring and supporting our country’s military service members and veterans, and in these times that commitment has never been more important.
It was perhaps in the wake of the Second World War that the practice of honoring those who served in our nation’s military was most intense. Parades and a variety of other events were staged to recognize those who offered themselves in the defense of our nation and its interests. While that fervor may have diminished for some over the years, the Elks have stood firm in continuing to recognize the men and women who serve this nation.
But, while as Elks we are familiar with the importance of November 11 as Veterans Day, when special attention is paid to honor our nation’s veterans, some may not know that since 2016 November has been recognized as National Veterans and Military Families Month. Indeed, it is important we be mindful of not only the men and women who volunteer to serve in defending our nation, but also of their families who must endure hardship, emotional turmoil and deprivation while supporting them.
The Elks Veterans Service Commission stands ready to do everything we can to support the Elks’ motto, “So long as there are veterans, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks will never forget them.”
Please also remember the ongoing campaign to support the Pearl Harbor Memorial renovation. Important work is being done, and the Elks are being recognized for their commitment to restoring and improving this national monument that provides all Americans with a focus for remembrance and reflection of a very dark but inspiring time in our nation’s history. Please help as you are able. Donations must be received by November 11.
Idaho Elks’ per capita donations to this project are in the top eight states in the nation. If you wish to donate you may do so by clicking below.