Veteran’s

Eddie’s Push For Our Veterans

Eddie’s Push For Our Veterans

Eddie Block is going to push his wheelchair from Alameda, CA to Chicago Ill stopping from Elk Lodge to Elk Lodge to raise money four our Veterans.
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Did you know that on average thirty veterans commit suicide each day. Yes I said each day. These are the people who risked their lives to protect our freedom. Statistics show that that number drops to almost zero when that veteran joins a group such as the Elks, Moose, Lions or Rotary clubs to name a few.Our goal is to raise money to fund programs for our veterans. We want to start a program to purchase run down houses, using volunteers to remodel them and then give that home to a deserving veteran. We could also repair veterans existing homes, or make them accessible for veterans with disabilities.
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This journey will start at the Alameda Elks Lodge in CA and conclude at The Grand Lodge of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks in Chicago IL. I will push a specialized wheelchair from Elks Lodge to Elks Lodge where there will be a fundraising dinner, lunch or breakfast. The monies raised from these events will follow us to Chicago and be used to fund these programs for our veterans.

1459793_1390878927820510_1290969505_nEven if you cannot help our veterans monetarily, you can still help. The smallest things can help make a veteran have a better day. The next time you see a veteran on the street, give them a smile and a hello. If you would like to volunteer feel free to contact us. If you would like us to visit your lodge or your town even if you do not have a lodge please contact us.

Modesto Elks Lodge
  • Address: 645 Charity Way, Modesto, CA 95356
    Phone:(209) 524-4421
By | 2013-11-15T05:06:27+00:00 November 15th, 2013|Blog, bpo elks, elks activities, Elks Grand Lodge, Elks National Foundation, Uncategorized, Veteran's|Comments Off on Eddie’s Push For Our Veterans

Veteran’s Day(s) Benefits, Deals and Discounts

This comes from our National Services Chairman Carl Lanterman.

Massive list of all sorts of deals and free stuff:
http://militarybenefits.info/veterans-day-discounts-sales-deals-free-meals/
Another huge list of benefits:
http://www.militaryconnection.com/deals.asp#vetdaydeals.
California Pizza Kitchen Ventura:

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Huge FREE VA Concert in LA Nov 9th:
http://www.greaterlafisherhouse.org.
Free bibles for military:
http://biblesforamerica.org/military/
Knotts Berry Farm: Free in November:
https://www.knotts.com/what-s-new/promotions
Knott’s annual tribute to our Military, past and present, starts November 4th. FREE admission for Veterans or current serving military personnel and one guest with proper I.D. presented at turnstile plus purchase up to six additional tickets for just $22 each until November 27! November 28 – January 5, 2014, up to six additional tickets can be purchased for only $27 each.
*Eligible person must be present. Dependent I.D.s will not be accepted 
*Valid proof of military service with photo I.D. required. Eligible person must be present.
*Potential military that may inquire: Reserves and DOD (Department of Defense)
By | 2013-11-09T16:57:08+00:00 November 9th, 2013|Blog, bpo elks, elks 2477, Elks Lodge 2477, Elks National Foundation, Veteran's|Comments Off on Veteran’s Day(s) Benefits, Deals and Discounts

More Ventura County Stand Down Photographs

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By | 2013-08-08T01:27:36+00:00 August 8th, 2013|annual events, Blog, bpo elks, charity event, elks 2477, Elks Lodge 2477, Uncategorized, Veteran's|Comments Off on More Ventura County Stand Down Photographs

More Ventura County Stand Down Photos

These photos came via Richard Goldner, PDDGER

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By | 2013-08-03T22:08:15+00:00 August 3rd, 2013|Blog, elks 2477, Elks Lodge 2477, Uncategorized, Veteran's|Comments Off on More Ventura County Stand Down Photos

Thousand Oaks Elks Members Host a Day to Sail for Disabled Veterans

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By | 2013-07-24T15:04:11+00:00 July 24th, 2013|Blog, bpo elks, elks 2477, elks activities, Elks Grand Lodge, Elks Lodge 2477, Lodge Activities, Veteran's|Comments Off on Thousand Oaks Elks Members Host a Day to Sail for Disabled Veterans

One More Pic from Herb’s 75th Birthday Celebration

Jim Allen and Herb are former Marines.  Below is a photo depicting how a former combat Marine supports a former Marine fighter pilot blow out his birthday candles.  One more time Herb, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
The Fighter Pilot is on the left.  The narlie Combat Marine is on the right.

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Fighter Pilot Marinegets assist from Combat Marine

By | 2013-06-17T21:24:54+00:00 June 17th, 2013|Blog, bpo elks, elks 2477, Elks Lodge 2477, Lodge Activities, Uncategorized, Veteran's|Comments Off on One More Pic from Herb’s 75th Birthday Celebration

Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge conduct a Flag Retirement Ceremony at the Cal-Vet Home in Saticoy

The Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge #2477 conducted a flag retirement ceremony at the Cal-Vet Home in Saticoy several weeks ago.  This post was delayed in hopes of obtaining the names of resident participants which have to this date have not come forth.  This posting is to commemorate the gracious efforts on the part of our lodge members who conducted the ceremony in honor of the veteran residents of Cal-Vet, Saticoy and all veterans across our great country.  From our lodge:  Bill Sternberg, PER, Billy Sternberg, Barbara Gibs, ER Leo Rodriguez, Robert Jones and especially our Veteran Affairs Chairman Carl Lanterman.  Thanks goes out to 1st Lady Lynn Rodriguez for providing these photographs.

 

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By | 2013-03-16T13:43:32+00:00 March 16th, 2013|annual events, Blog, elks 2477, elks activities, Elks Grand Lodge, Elks Lodge 2477, Flag Day, Lodge Activities, Veteran's|Comments Off on Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge conduct a Flag Retirement Ceremony at the Cal-Vet Home in Saticoy

A request from the Cal-Vet Home, Ventura to Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge #2477

A request has come to the Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge from the Cal Vet Home – Ventura for a flag retirement.

After the veterans brunch and flag retirement in November 2012, attended by some of the CalVets, the administration asked if we could share our ceremony with their residents.  The home in Saticoy, Ventura County, is a 60-bed facility for veterans over 62 years of age, and is run like a 4-star hotel with extras.  The staff goes all out to make the residents happy with their home.  It is a pleasure and honor that the administration was so taken by the Elks flag retirement ceremony as to ask for this favor, which we are happy and honored to provide.

On Sunday, February 24th, comencing at 1:00 pm, 10900 Telephone Rd. in Saticoy, a Viet Nam veterans group will provide a color guard for the ceremony.  This will be followed by the Elks honor to the flags of our country that have served their time flying over homes and facilities of our country.  Then, proceeding to the outside facility suitable for the burning of these flags, the flag retirement will commence with all veterans who wish to retire a flag coming to the circle of honor.

The only method of retirement of United States flags that is recognized by our government is through burning.  The Boy Scouts of America have developed one of the most recognizable ceremonies, and the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks follows a very similar service; both having been in effect for many years.  Please find the time to attend this ceremony in honor of our veterans and our flag.

In Elkdom,

Carl Lanterman
National Veterans Services Chairman,
Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge #2477

“So long as there are veterans, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks will not forget them.”

By | 2013-01-24T01:02:48+00:00 January 24th, 2013|Blog, Boy Scouts of America, bpo elks, elks 2477, elks activities, Elks Grand Lodge, Elks Lodge 2477, Flag Day, Lodge Activities, Scouting, Veteran's|Comments Off on A request from the Cal-Vet Home, Ventura to Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge #2477