The Elks’ Colors

The Elk colors are Royal Purple and White, a combination deriving its origin from the history of the clergy, nobility and the people. Throughout Europe, the Orient and in Rome, the symbolism of colors was associated with severity of laws and customs. Each color in each pattern was identified religious, or political, and to change or alter it was a crime of rebellion, a desertion of principles, party or cause. White denotes purity and absolute truth. When combined with Royal Purple it signifies the love of truth and the highest degree of virtue. Purple indicates the favor of the people, which bespeaks the status of Elkdom.

(From "An Authentic History of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks" by Charles Edward Ellis)

 

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Fact No. 25:   When the wounded from Vietnam needed help, Elks provided the funds for a recreation pavilion at the Navy Hospital in Guam.  As the wounded at Tripler Medical Center were sweltering in the heat, Elks responded by purchasing 24 air conditioning units so our heroes could recuperate in comfort.

 

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