Newport Harbor Elks Americanism



volunteerism americanismIf you look in the dictionary under Americanism … you’ll find one of its definitions is:

“Devotion or loyalty to the U.S., or to its traditions, customs, institutions etc.”

Simply stated … yes … but in this increasingly complex world we now live in, it is becoming more difficult to clearly define and defend all those freedoms that living in America provides us.

We pledge allegiance to our flag and to the Republic for which it stands… one Nation under God, indivisible and providing liberty and justice for all…but we all must continue to stand up for America and reach out to those who might want to degrade or even destroy our patriotism.

As we begin this new year, I would like to encourage you to join us in building a stronger sense of pride and respect toward patriotism.  There are many ways you can help and together we can provide an extraordinary example of patriotic strength and conviction within our homes, our schools, churches, workplaces, communities and beyond.

For starters … display the stars and stripes of Old Glory every day from sunrise to sundown and if properly illuminated … on into the hours of darkness.  I look forward to hearing from you and your thoughts on volunteering for Lodge patriotic activities.

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