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Remembering the Grand Old Flag

June 16, 2014

Photo by Joseph Bell – Members of the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts present different flags during Saturday's Flag Day ceremony at the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks (BPOE) Lodge No. 872 in Ridgway.

The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks (BPOE) Lodge No. 872 in Ridgway on Saturday evening at 6 p.m. held a Flag Day ceremony.
The American fraternal order and social club has celebrated the holiday since the early days of the organization; in 1907, the BPOE Grand Lodge designated by resolution June 14 as Flag Day. The Grand Lodge of the Order adopted mandatory observance of the occasion by every lodge in 1911, and that requirement continues.

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