At the 2019 Elks National Convention in St. Louis, outgoing Grand Exalted Ruler Mike Luhr issued a challenge to the Elks members to raise funds for the Pearl Harbor National Memorial in Hawaii.
“I ask you then, will your Lodges and Members support the idea of making sure the memories of our veterans, passed and living, are kept with us for the years to come, and make sure the history of that ‘Day in Infamy’ is recorded so our great-great-grandchildren will be able to see where our country has been?”
Since that announcement, Elks have been partnering with the Pacific Historical Parks, a WWII focused 501(c)(3) tax-exempt public benefit organization that oversees the Pearl Harbor National Memorial, to help preserve, restore and modernize the USS Arizona Memorial. Thanks to your donations, we’ve raised more than $500,000! Here's what the funds will be used for.
Thanks to all who have donated so far! These contributions will help honor the service and dedication of Americans whose profound contributions to our nation should never be forgotten so that generations to come will know and appreciate the enormous sacrifices of the Greatest Generation.
As of June 4, we raised $514,971.78.