Welcome to the programs of the Elks National Veterans Service Commission! In each of the 172 VA Medical Centers nationwide there is an Elk committee at work. Since 1917, hundreds of thousands of Elks and their families have given generously of their time, energy and resources so that the lives of our ill and aging veterans will be enhanced.
Visit the programs page to see what we've developed to keep us true to our pledge: "So long as there are veterans, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks will never forget them."
Date Posted: 2/1/2013
Elks and members of our communities can support Veterans who are experiencing hard times by visiting and sharing MakeTheConnection.net, a website that connects Veterans and their families and friends with information, resources, and solutions for living more fulfilling lives. Read more.
Date Posted: 9/4/2012
On August 15, 2012, when a Utah community came together to commemorate the life of a soldier who will always be remembered for his heroism and selfless devotion to duty, members of the Utah Elks were there to pay tribute. Read more.
Date Posted: 5/14/2012
The inaugural USO Big Band Bash was held at the Elks Club in Watertown, celebrating Armed forces day and benefiting local soldiers. Read more.
Date Posted: 3/22/2012
In depth coverage of the Elks' good deeds, with a focus on Veterans Service. Read more.
Date Posted: 3/1/2012
The Lodge wants Marion County families with members who were in Iraq or now deployed in Afghanistan to be aware of the Army of Hope and contact them to apply. Read more.
Date Posted: 2/23/2012
The Potsdam Lodge is spearheading a candy bar drive to meet the USO's need, which is 3,500 candy bars by the end of the month. Read more.
Date Posted: 2/16/2012
A chance reading of a newspaper article led to a beneficial collaboration between Sussex Elks Lodge 2288 and the Newton High School Agriculture Department. Read more.
Date Posted: 2/15/2012
A United States flag flown over Camp Eggers in Afghanistan on Veterans Day 2011 now hangs in the Sebastian Elks Lodge No. 2714, where it will serve as a permanent reminder of the sacrifice of the armed forces and Sebastian's generosity. Read more.
Date Posted: 2/6/2012
The Mesquite Elks were honored for their dedication to local veterans. Read more.
Date Posted: 11/9/2011
Veterans Day is Friday, November 11. The Elks, however, are thankful every day for all our veterans have done for our country. As a service to veterans, we’d like to share opportunities for free meals and discounts offered by many national restaurants and retailers to veterans and active duty military in honor of Veterans Day. Please note: all of these offers require verification with a military ID or proof of service. This list is not all inclusive of deals that are available. Read more.
Date Posted: 10/11/2011
When local Elks Lodge # 711 in Eureka heard that an Elk and Disabled Veteran Glen Davis could not get out on his front porch due to his medical condition and the condition of the porch, they jumped into action. Read more.
Date Posted: 10/5/2011
Santa Clarita Lodge No. 2379 named veteran James Hogan’s service dog ‘Atticus’ an ‘Honorary Member’. Read the story of this noble creature and his service to our veterans. Read more.
Date Posted: 1/5/2010
The Department of Veterans Affairs Voluntary Services created a video describing the benefits of veteran volunteer service. This 12-minute video is highly recommended viewing. Click here to watch. Read more.
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