Cape Girardeau Elks Lodge Donates

original photo of check presentation

Exalted Ruler John McLemore presenting a check for $5,000.00 to help support the Cape Girardeau County Avenue of Flags. Accepting is retired Navy Captian Dave Cantrell, chairman of the Avenue of Flags committee.

Each flag represents a Cape Girardeau County resident who has served their country and either died in the line of duty or post service. The flags fly on dedicated holidays to ensure that their service, sacrifice, and memory are not forgotten. The spectacular display also serves as a bold and undeniable statement to all generations of something much bigger than ourselves; together, united as one nation, we can prevail and preserve our great American freedom and way of life.

The Elks motto, "So long as there are veterans, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks will never forget them."

cropped photo of check presentation
the avenue of flags