Pride of Fort Lauderdale Elks Lodge #652 hosts annual Veterans Day event
Submitted by Richard Miles
To honor the men and women who serve in the United States Armed Forces, the Pride of Fort Lauderdale, Elks Lodge #652 and the Daughters of Temple #395 will be hosting its annual Veterans Day event on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012 at the Lodge, located at 712 N.W. Second St., Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The ceremony will begin promptly at 11 am.
During the ceremony, we will have the Presentation of Colors by the Dillard High School ROTC. As in the past, we will have the raising of the United States of America flag. The flag is special to the Elks and Temple because it has been flown over the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C.
The program’s keynote speaker will be The Honorable Judge Elijah Williams. Additional speakers and remarks will come from our many war-time veterans who served and are still serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.
All Veterans Day activities are free to the public to attend. Artifacts from the various war time arenas will be on display. There will also be a free showing of Red Tails, the movie depicting the heroic efforts of the historical Tuskegee Airmen.
We look forward to seeing you at our Veteran’s Day Ceremony. For more information, call Richard Miles at (954) 240-8838 or by calling the Lodge at (954) 463-7474.