Houma Elks Lodge to Hold Annual Flag Day Ceremony June 16
Monday June 14, 2021 03:26 pm - 1091 Views - Posted By Items of Interest
The Houma Elks Lodge #1193 will hold their annual Flag Day Ceremony on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at the Houma Elks Lodge at 7883 Main Street, Houma, LA 70360. The public is invited to attend, and refreshments will be served after the ceremony.
President Woodrow Wilson's June 14, 1916 proclamation established Flag Day, but it was not observed nationally until Elks member, President Harry Truman, signed an act of Congress in 1949. The Houma Elks perform their Flag Day Ceremony each year along with other lodges throughout the United States, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Panama Canal.
Houma Elks Lodge #1193 Mission Statement
To inculcate the principles of Charity, Justice, Brotherly Love and Fidelity; to recognize a beleif in God; to promote the welfare and enhance the happiness of its members; to quicken the spirit of American patriotism; to cultivate good fellowship; to perpetuate itself as a fraternal organization, and to provide for its government, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America will serve the people and communities through benevolent programs, demonstrating that Elks Care and Elks Share.