Thank you, Veterans! On Friday, November 10, Christian County Elks of Ozark paid tribute to our veterans for Veterans Day, Saturday, November 11. Over sixty members and guests enjoyed an Italian dinner, heard the history of Veterans Day with the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks by Exalted Ruler Michael Sweet, and the singing of the Star Bangled Banner and military themes by JAZZ! And in an Elks tradition, Elks donated dinner to all veterans that were at the ceremony.
All veterans who attended were recognized for their service and received a beautiful Veterans Challenge Coin commemorating this ceremony. The Elks’ motto for veterans is “So long as there are veterans, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks will be there to lend support and ensure these brave men and women will not be forgotten.” Elks will continue their recognition of veterans during the holidays with a Thanksgiving Dinner and deliver food boxes on December 20 for less fortunate veterans and their families in Christian County.