Van Wert Elks Lodge #1197, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks held their Annual Flag Day Ceremony on Wednesday, June 12 at the lodge. The annual event is sponsored by the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. Assisting this year was Harriet Schaadt who gave the Response.
Boy Scouts from Troop 31 assisted in the program, carrying the flags.
The Elks is the first and only fraternal organization to mandate that every year, each Elks Lodge must conduct a solemn and beautiful Flag Day ceremony.