Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest present flags during the Elks Flag Day Ceremony at La Villa Assisted Living, Thursday morning. Mark Wilson Photo
The Roswell Elks Lodge teamed up with Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest to perform the annual Flag Day ceremony at La Villa Assisted Living Center, Thursday, honoring America’s emblem of sovereignty and taking attendees through the historic progression of our nation’s flags.
Bob Bergmark, the Lodge’s district Americanism chairman, shared how the Elks played a critical role in the observance of Flag Day in the United States.
“The Elks are the first fraternal organization in the nation to decree that all the lodges in our organization would observe the Flag Day ceremony every year on the fourteenth of June,” Bergmark said. “This was decreed in 1907. Login to read more