The Ely Elks Lodge will observe their annual Flag Day service commemorating the birth of the American Flag on Tuesday, June 14, according to Exalted Ruler Gayle Bartlett. She said the service will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Veterans War Memorial at the White Pine County Courthouse.

The Flag Day Service has been a mandatory event for over 95 years in the Order of Elks and the Elks were instrumental in the founding of Flag Day in 1949 by then President Harry Truman and the U.S. Government. It is celebrated by more than 800,000 Elks members each year.

The program will be under the direction of Exalted Ruler Bartlett and the Ely Elks Lodge officers. They will be assisted by soloist Barbara Troutt, the Boy Scouts and a patriotic address. All Elks, VFW, American Legion members and the public are invited to attend to celebrate the birth of our American Flag.