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Online Issue

Current Issue: June 2024

Features

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Austin, Texas, Welcomes the BPO Elks for the 2024 Grand Lodge Convention, by Philip Hartigan

With its reputation for live music, delicious barbecue, and spirited hospitality, Austin is the perfect place for members of the BPO Elks to celebrate the end of one lodge year and the beginning of the next.

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Respecting the US Flag: The Flag Code and the Pledge of Allegiance, by Tom Scudder

The Flag Code, which was first devised in 1923 and signed into law in 1942, outlines procedures for regarding, handling, and displaying the US flag.

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Unsung Heroes: The Code Girls of World War II, by Buzz Brandt

During World War II, both the US Army and the US Navy recruited thousands of women to work as cryptologists, breaking and making coded messages in support of the war effort.

Departments

6

Message from the GER

8

Travels of GER

10

Membership Matters

12

It’s Your Business, by Brendan Middleton

14

Healthline, by Elizabeth A. Reid, MD

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News of the Lodges

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Supporting Our Troops

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Elks National Veterans Service Commission

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Elks Drug Awareness Program

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Elks National Foundation