Cortland, NY Lodge News

District No. 6360

Cortland Elks Touch The Lives of over 50 Veterans

Elks Honors Veterans

 Cortland Elks Lodge 748 realized that there was a strong need within our community to help those that have served our country but have been confined to assisted living or nursing home facilities. These veterans are often forgotten. This year, working with representatives from nursing homes the Lodge identified these veterans and set out to show them they are still remembered and appreciated.

Cortland Elks provided packages to honor these veterans in nursing homes. The packages were put together based on information provided by each nursing home at a special meeting. A Beacon and Gratitude Grant awarded the Cortland Elks by the Elks National Foundation, and local contributions made it all possible. The look on their faces, some wiping away a tear said it all. “Elks Care, Elks Share,” was apparent that day.  The Cortland also set aside a special luncheon for these special veteran attended by the Mayor, community, Elks, servicemen, and local officials. Over fifty veterans residing in our nursing homes will receive visitations and packages as a result of the efforts of the Cortland Elks. 

ER John Pinto

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