Members of the local Elks District Veterans Committee recently sent birthday wishes to veterans from New York Elks Lodge 1, Brooklyn Queensborough Lodge 878, New Hyde Park-North Shore Lodge 2107. The effort is part of the Elks pledge, “So long as there are veterans, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks will never forget them.”
Veterans received birthday cards with canteen books in each; birthday cake; bags of assorted chips; cupcakes; sodas; and cookies. John Nuzzi, past district deputy Grand Exalted Ruler, and current district veterans representative, thanked everyone who volunteered to help with deliveries and dropoffs. The committee celebrates veterans’ birthdays every month, plus much more.
— Mark Nolan