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Current Issue: December 2020/January 2021

Features

18

Warmth in Winter: Holiday Traditions in America, by Tom Scudder

For centuries, Americans have brightened the dark days of winter with traditions of gift giving, decorating with evergreens and lights, and enjoying holiday music.

24

Making Do: Rationing in the United States During World War II, by James Nalley

While US service members fought the Axis powers on the battlefield, US citizens did their part on the home front by doing without.

30

The Lake Erie Islands: A Midwestern Getaway, by Vince Guerrieri

Five islands in the western part of Lake Erie boast great natural beauty and provide visitors with outdoor recreational activities and a rich history to explore.

Departments

4

Message from the GER

5

Lodges Welcome COVID-19 Financial Relief

6

It’s Your Business, by Timothy Middleton

8

Healthline, by Elizabeth A. Reid, MD

10

News of the Lodges

36

Elks National Veterans Service Commission

41

Elks Drug Awareness Program

46

Elks National Foundation

48

State Major Projects

50

Annual Report of the Grand Secretary

 

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