Elks, local VFW remember 9/11 in solemn ceremony Tuesday

  • Tue Sep 11th, 2018 11:55am
  • Life
Army veteran Heinz Lemke looks on as Elks member Marti St. Germain lights a memorial candle, with VFW Post office Bob Howe in the background.

Army veteran Heinz Lemke looks on as Elks member Marti St. Germain lights a memorial candle, with VFW Post office Bob Howe in the background.

Photos by SCOTT D. JOHNSTON

Ocean Shores Elks Lodge No. 2581 and North Beach VFW Post 8956 teamed up to present a 9/11 Memorial Service Tuesday morning, Sept. 11 on the 17th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on New York and the Pentagon.

They created a 100-Flag Memorial Garden at the Elks Lodge, at 199 Ocean Lake Way, and the ceremony followed the actual timeline of the tragedy, which began at 8:46 a.m., eastern time, September 11 2001.

Lodge and VFW members and guests were on hand as names of victims from Washington state were read. The ceremony concluded with lighting of memorial candles.

 

Ocean Shores Elks Exalted Ruler Nancy Oakes and North Beach VFW Post’s “Pastor Bob” Hoem, Commander John Link and Bob Howe, among the 100 US flags placed in front of the Elks Lodge as part of the 9/11 memorial ceremony held Tuesday morning.

Ocean Shores Elks Exalted Ruler Nancy Oakes and North Beach VFW Post’s “Pastor Bob” Hoem, Commander John Link and Bob Howe, among the 100 US flags placed in front of the Elks Lodge as part of the 9/11 memorial ceremony held Tuesday morning.

Ocean Shores Elks Exalted Ruler Nancy Oakes and North Beach VFW Post Commander John Link spoke during the 9/11 memorial ceremony Tuesday morning.

Ocean Shores Elks Exalted Ruler Nancy Oakes and North Beach VFW Post Commander John Link spoke during the 9/11 memorial ceremony Tuesday morning.