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Hamden Elks Distribute American Flags on Memorial Day

In remaining true to their motto, “So long as there are Veterans, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks will never forget them,” members of Hamden Elks Lodge #2224, serving Hamden and North Haven, recently participated in the North Haven and Hamden Memorial Day Parades. Hamden Lodge members handed out approximately 500 American flags to spectators along each parade route, in remembrance of those who fought and sacrificed for those freedoms we hold so dear. The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks promote Americanism, Veterans, Youth Activities and Drug Awareness Programs within our communities. Hamden Lodge President Brian Forsyth and his wife, Past President Karen Forsyth, generously donated this year’s flags. To support or become involved in the Hamden Elks – an organization dedicated to patriotism, service to our hospitalized veterans, as well as youth scholarship, sports and drug prevention programs – contact Andy Caporossi at 203 819-6961.

Hamden Lodge President Brian Forsyth gives American flags to Michelle and Jennifer Connors along the NORTH HAVEN MEMORIAL PARADE route.

Hamden Lodge member and CT Elks Past President Phil Wilson gives a flag to Taegan Schuck along the NORTH HAVEN MEMORIAL PARADE route.

DSCN2996memhamwebHamden Lodge members distribute flags among Special Olympics members during HAMDEN MEMORIAL PARADE line-up.
DSCN3022mehamweb Hamden Lodge members distribute flags to Dignitaries at the viewing stand during the HAMDEN MEMORIAL DAY PARADE.

DSCN3026memhamwebHamden Lodge members stop to greet Lodge Member and Veteran, Donald Tozzo, while distributing flags during the HAMDEN MEMORIAL PARADE.

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