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Current Issue: May 2021

Features

24

From Taunt to Battle Cry: The Story of “Yankee Doodle,” by Karen Sutherland

First sung by British troops to taunt American revolutionaries, “Yankee Doodle” became a marching song of the colonial forces during the Revolutionary War.

30

Henry J. Kaiser and the Liberty Ship, by Vince Guerrieri

Industrialist Henry J. Kaiser revolutionized shipbuilding in the 1940s and in so doing, helped provide the Allied war effort with the largest class of ships ever.

36

A Year’s Worth of Holland, Michigan, by Patricia Ann McNair

Known for its Tulip Time Festival, Holland, Michigan, is a place of natural beauty and rich cultural heritage—in springtime and in every other season, too.

Departments

4

Message from the GER

6

Travels of the GER

8

Candidates for Grand Lodge Office

12

It’s Your Business, by Timothy Middleton

14

Healthline, by Elizabeth A. Reid, MD

16

News of the Lodges

41

Supporting Our Troops

42

Elks National Veterans Service Commission

46

Elks Drug Awareness Program

48

Elks National Foundation

50

State Major Projects

 

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