During Memorial Day weekend and Veterans Day, the Elks place flags on 700 Veterans’ graves who served our country
ATASCADERO — The Atascadero Elks Lodge recently donated 750 American Flags to the Atascadero Pine Mountain Cemetery.
Every year, during Memorial Day weekend and Veterans Day, the Elks place flags on 700 Veterans’ graves who served our country. This year they noticed the flags were fading and aging, and it was time to help the cemetery obtain some new flags to continue to honor our Veterans.
The Elks take pride in recognizing the Veterans as our pledge “So long as there are veterans, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks will never forget them.”
The Elks share that it is a humbling experience to place the United States flag on the graves of our servicemen and women and give thanks for their dedicated service.
Photo Caption: David Martin, PDDGER (left), Susan Marple Exalted Ruler, Gilbert of Pine Mountain Cemetery and Ronnie Maxwell, Elks Esteemed Loyal Knight. Contributed photo