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. 5:   The Elks Drug Awareness Program distributes literature and organizes events to make kids and their parents aware of the dangers posed by alcohol, tobacco and illegal drugs.  Check out their Website at Elks Drug Awareness Program.


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Fact No. 31:   History's first submarine attack took place in New York Harbor in 1776.  The Connecticut inventor David Bushnell called his submarine "The Turtle" because it resembled two large tortoise shells of equal size joined together.  The watertight hull was made of 6-inch-thick oak timbers coated with tar.  On September 6, 1776, the Turtle targeted the HMS Eagle, flagship of the British fleet.  The submarine was supposed to secure a cask of gunpowder to the hull of the Eagle and sneak away before it exploded.  Unfortunately, the Turtle got entangled with the Eagle's rudder bar, lost ballast and surfaced before the gunpowder could be planted.