Donations are now being accepted online for the Elks Veterans Memorial Building. Originally dedicated in 1926 to the memory of the fallen Elks of World War I, the Veterans Memorial Building is at the heart of Elkdom. Magnificently constructed a mile from Lake Michigan in Chicago, it is a breathtaking structure representing the values Elks cherish. It has since been rededicated to the memory of all American Veterans who have died for our great nation. It is our duty, in the name of these Veterans, to ensure this Memorial remains an extraordinary symbol of their bravery and patriotism. Your donation will be used for the perpetual care and continued restoration of this Memorial. As an impressive structure with sculptures and murals by notable artists, continual upkeep is necessary for its preservation. It is our objective to sustain the interior and exterior beauty this building had at its dedication over 80 years ago. A donation to the Elks National Memorial Trust is tax-deductible under the 501c3 tax law.