Initiation

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. 13:   On June 14, 1949, President Harry S. Truman, a member of the Kansas City, MO Lodge No. 26, signed Public Law 203 designating June 14th as Flag Day in America.  Flag Day has been a mandatory Elks lodge activity since 1911.

 

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Fact No. 326:   Hostess Twinkies were invented in 1931 by James Dewar, manager of Continental Bakeries' Chicago factory.  He envisioned the product as a way of using the company's thousands of shortcake pans which were otherwise employed only during the strawberry season.  Originally called Little Shortcake Fingers, they were renamed Twinkie Fingers, and finally "Twinkies."