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Veterans Service

This committee will be responsible for implementing the program of the Elks Veterans Service Commission in the furtherance of service to veterans confined in VA hospitals or rest homes throughout the state, and give assistance when called upon to the Armed Forces of the United States, and to respond to any call for aid.

Several of our Grand Exalted Rulers have stated that in their travels, they found those associated with the National Veterans Service program to be the most dedicated of the dedicated.  Furthermore, many Chiefs of Voluntary Service at VA Medical Centers have told us, “Whenever we want something, we can count on the Elks.”

In each of the 172 VA Medical Centers there is an Elk committee at work.  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.”  And now we’ve broadened our program to include outpatients and veterans who are homeless.

Our goal is to make the Elks the most visible force in voluntary service to our veterans.

Playing Cards Available for Veterans

If you need playing cards for veterans groups, nursing homes or hospitals, contact State Veterans Service Chair Ron Beach.