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Elks Veteran's Memorial

A monument in the truest sense, the Elks National Veterans Memorial was built in 1926 to honor Americans whose profound sacrifices for the nation can never be recognized by mere words. With its massive dome, heroic sculptures and intricately detailed friezes, the Memorial is a distinctively American interpretation of classical greatness.

View our National Home to take a virtual tour of the Memorial or to plan your visit.

Elks Veteran's Services

Literally, thousands of Elks and their families give generously of their time, energy and resources so that the lives of our ill and aging veterans will be enhanced.

Hundreds of thousands of hours and like numbers of dollars are devoted to programs that are designed to keep us true to our pledge:

"So long as there are veterans, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks will never forget them."

Find out how we got it started, a list of Veteran's Programs and our Veteran Resource Center, by visiting us here.

Elks National Foundation

The mission of the Elks National Foundation is to help Elks build stronger communities. We fulfill this pledge by investing in communities where Elks live and work. We provide tomorrow's leaders, our youth, with a healthy beginning; honor the Elks' pledge to never forget our veterans; help the state Elks associations accomplish their charitable objectives; and fund projects that improve the quality of life in local Elks communities.

View the Elks National Foundation, for more information.

Elks Organ Donor Program

The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the USA has joined forces with Donate Life America to increase donations of organs, eyes and life-saving tissue.

The Grand Lodge, Lodge Activities/State Associations Committee is asking Elks Lodges nationwide to promote the Organ Donor Program in their Lodge Bulletins and Lodge Web sites to help inspire members and citizens in their communities to make these life-saving donations.

The need is paramount. More than 110,000 patients were waiting for organ transplants as of March 2011, according to the Donate life America Web site, www.donatelife.net. Only 28,663 organ transplants had been performed in 2010, and even fewer - 14,502 - organ donations had been made in that year. We Elks Members can help close the gap!

For more information on the importance of donation and how to become a registered donor in your state, log onto www.donatelife.net. This is a great way to show that "Elks Give from the Heart."

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