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Sunday, June 1, 2014

Nashua Elks to hold Flag Day services June 8

NASHUA – The Nashua Lodge of Elks 720 will hold its annual Flag Day services at 5 p.m. Sunday, June 8, in its lodge rooms on Daniel Webster Highway South.

All interested organizations and the public are invited. ...

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NASHUA – The Nashua Lodge of Elks 720 will hold its annual Flag Day services at 5 p.m. Sunday, June 8, in its lodge rooms on Daniel Webster Highway South.

All interested organizations and the public are invited.

Since 1908, it has been mandatory for all Elks lodges throughout the country to conduct Flag Day exercises to honor the nation’s flag, celebrate the anniversary of its birth and recall the achievements attained beneath its folds.

Douglas J. Tremlett, PER, exalted ruler of the Nashua Lodge of Elks, and the lodge officers will conduct the services. Guest soloist Barbara Buder will be accompanied by guest organist Francine Davis from St. Joseph Church.

Guest speaker will be Air Force Brig. Gen. Kimberly A. Crider.

Crider is the mobilization assistant to the chief, information dominance and chief information officer, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, the Pentagon, Washington. She assists with setting the Air Force’s strategic direction, policy guidance and procedures for the effective, secure and efficient use of information technology, information assurance and information resources management to enable integrated fighting capabilities and information dominance across all mission areas.

Officers of the Nashua Lodge of Elks will be assisted by Boy Scout Troop 410 with the pageantry of flags as the building of the Floral Bell of Liberty takes place.

The indoor ceremony will take about one hour before moving outside for the retirement and replacement of the Elks American and POW/MIA flags, which are donated by the Nashua Emblem Club 170.

American Legion Coffey Post 3 will conduct the proper disposal of worn and obsolete American flags according to military guidelines. Assisting will be VFW Post 483 and Hudson American Legion Post 48.

Anyone with any worn or obsolete American flags who wishes to have them properly disposed of should bring them to American Legion Post 3 on Court Street or leave them at the Elks home.

A buffet dinner will be served to all in attendance immediately after the outdoor services.

The Elks Flag Day Committee, consisting of Esteemed Leading Knight Kelly M. Dorgan-Cote as chairman; Albert W. Savage, PER, PSP, PDD, HLM; and trustee David R. Lefebvre, are in charge of all arrangements.