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To The Editor:

Thank you to everyone who helped make the Elks Flag Day ceremony a very successful and informative time to all who attended. Thank you to state Senator Patty Ritchie for sending staff member Jim Reagen to give a proclamation; to Mayor Bill Nelson for his patriotic address and proclamation; Jon Cole and the Ogdensburg Free Academy Marching Band for their appropriate music selections; Jim McCarthy and the OFA buildings and grounds staff for delivering and setting up risers; Matt Curatolo and the city Parks and Recreation Department staff for making sure the Greenbelt area was freshly manicured; area boy, girl and cub scouts and their leaders and the Veterans of Foreign Wars honor guard, who all carried various stages of the American flag; Jerry Mack for setting up the sound system; Exalted Ruler Garth Ryan for iPod and CD music; and all the Elks members who either spoke or gave support, took photos and took care of food and drink back at the lodge.

Thank you all.

Brian Dezell

Esteemed Leading Knight

Elks Lodge 772

Ogdensburg

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