Santa Cruz, CA 824

Display of over 300 American Flags

Four times a year, Memorial Day, Flag Day, 4th of July, and Veterans Day, the Santa Cruz Elks Lodge #824 displays over 300 American Flags along the drive in the Santa Cruz Memorial Park Cemetery. These Flags, which draped the caskets of departed Veterans, have been donated to the project by the family of each Veteran. Each flag is numbered, stored at the Lodge, and returned to a specific location every time it is displayed. This project was started in the late 70s, under the leadership of Brother Bob Young, USA ret., and has prospered until it now includes three other cemeteries in the area administered by other organizations.