Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks, Hasbrouck Heights
Lodge #1962 and Hackensack Lodge #658 held a combined Flag Day
Ceremony at the Hasbrouck Heights Lodge on June 14, 2007. Since
1908, every Elks Lodge has held a Flag Day Ceremony.
Highlights of the ceremony included Wood-Ridge Scouts presenting
period U.S. Flags while the history of the Flag was read. Essay
winners from Lodi Columbus School read their work -- Sabrina
Graziano (1st Place) and Sarah Jordan Mann LoRusso (3rd Place).
The essays were based upon “Why I am proud to be an American”
and were part of the Northeast District (10 Lodge) contest.
These essays were also submitted for state level competition.
Flag Day 2007
It was red, white and blue all over Heights on Flag Day, June
14th. Just about every home in Hasbrouck Heights had a flag
on their front lawn, compliments of Century 21/Eudan Realty.
Starting at 5:00 a.m., agents and their families distributed
over 3,500 flags the Saturday before Flag Day. Their goal was
to have the majority of flags lining every street before folks
According to the Agency owner Dave Fanale, “We have been
doing these flags for seven years. This is just a way of showing
the great patriotism in Hasbrouck Heights.”
The message attached to each flag was: Never Forget ... United
Additionally, just about every home in town posted their own
American flag, and some even displayed their service and state
The DPW posted scores of free-standing American Flags along
the Boulevard for Flag Day.
The Municipal Complex was decorated with red, white and blue
bunting and banners before Memorial Day which continues until
after July 4th. ###
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