Naturally the ritual of initiation is the most important, as it is the most elaborate, of any Lodge ceremonial. It is designed to instruct and inspire the initiate; and in an appropriate setting, to secure his or her assumption of the solemn and binding obligation of membership. It is conducted throughout with dignity and decorum. It is wholly devoid of any feature which will embarrass or annoy the candidate, or subject him or her to ridicule or to any discomfort, physical or mental.


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Fact No. 6:   Since the early days of Elkdom, the Veterans Service Commission has patriotically served those Elks who have fought for our great nation.  Visit their Web page on at Veterans.


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Fact No. 139:   Charlotte Bartholdi, the mother of the designer of the Statue of Liberty, was the model for the face of the statue, while the sculptor's girlfriend, Jeanne-Emilie, was the model for the statue's arms and body.