2012-11-08 / Community

Patriotism burns brightly at Elks event



FLAG CEREMONY—Bill Sternberg, center, and an unidentified Scout demonstrate the proper way to dispose of an Americanflag during the Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge’s annual publicflag retirement ceremony and veteran visit last Sunday. Fellow Elks Carl Lanterman, far left, and Billy Sternberg, far right, look on. There were 100 people in attendance at the event, including 20 veterans from the Sepulveda VA nursing home, 30 Boy Scouts from Ventura County Council BSA and many other Elks members and local residents. The lodge performed a ceremony paying tribute to theflags that were to be retired, and during the event all veterans in attendance were given the privilege of retiring a flag. A total of 47 service -wornflags were retired, and the day ended with an ice cream social. 
Courtesy of Jordan Reynolds FLAG CEREMONY—Bill Sternberg, center, and an unidentified Scout demonstrate the proper way to dispose of an Americanflag during the Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge’s annual publicflag retirement ceremony and veteran visit last Sunday. Fellow Elks Carl Lanterman, far left, and Billy Sternberg, far right, look on. There were 100 people in attendance at the event, including 20 veterans from the Sepulveda VA nursing home, 30 Boy Scouts from Ventura County Council BSA and many other Elks members and local residents. The lodge performed a ceremony paying tribute to theflags that were to be retired, and during the event all veterans in attendance were given the privilege of retiring a flag. A total of 47 service -wornflags were retired, and the day ended with an ice cream social. Courtesy of Jordan Reynolds

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