Florence Elks Lodge celebrates Flag Day
The Florence Elks Lodge #1020 will conduct a Flag Day ceremony followed by a flag retirement at their Lodge located at 2220 West Jody Road, Florence.
The ceremony will be held on Saturday, June 16 beginning at 4 p.m.
The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks is the first fraternal body to require formal observance of Flag Day.
In July of 1908, the Grand Lodge of this Order, at Dallas, Texas, then assembled, provided for the annual nationwide observance of Flag Day on the 14th of June in each year, by making it mandatory upon each Lodge of the Order. This ceremony is open to the public and all are invited.