Havre Elks Lodge 1201 is very grateful to the Havre Daily News and particularly Mr. John Kelleher for his excellent coverage of the Memorial Day services in Havre on Monday.
However, we would like to make a notable correction. While the Elks Lodge proudly participated in and hosted the second portion of the program, all the planning and sponsorship of the services was under the auspices and leadership of the American Legion Post 11, ably led by Jed Damson. Mr. Gary Crossler of the Havre Veterans of Foreign Wars headed the kitchen crew, and the VFW Honor Guard served not only at the courthouse ceremony but also gallantly placed flags along the pathways.
The Havre Elks Lodge salutes and truly appreciates the vigilant and dedicated service of the VFW, American Legion, Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary and United Veterans Council to the Havre-area community and its veterans: Thank you for your service, welcome home, God bless you and may God bless America.
Bob Nieuwenhuyse, Exalted Ruler
Havre Lodge 1201 – B.P.O. Elks