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Americanism Committee

Title Name Lodge  
State Chairperson Dianna Adams Sierra Vista #2065  
District Chairperson - East Tammy Fischer-Hablutzel Coolidge-Florence #2350  
District Chairperson - North Mark Crough Bullhead City #2408  
District Chairperson - South Daniel Rhoads Casas Adobes #2663  
District Chairperson - West Nancy Sanderson Phoenix West #2729  

2016-17 Americanism Essay Contest theme is “Why is it important to vote”

Flag Day

The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks was the first fraternal organization to observe Flag Day. The President of the United States is authorized and requested to issue annually a proclamation calling upon officials of the Government to display the flag of the United States on all Government buildings on such day, and urging the people to observe the day as the anniversary of the adoption on June 14, 1777, by the Continental Congress of the Stars and Stripes as the official flag of the United States of America. The importance of every single U.S. flag, and how it is displayed is keenly observed by the Elks. We celebrate 107 years of the Grand Lodge’s 1907 designation of June 14 as Flag Day, which was followed in 1911 with the Order’s approval for mandatory observance by all Lodges.

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