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Michigan Veteran Homes D.J. Jacobetti and Michigan Elks Association to Hold Flag Day Ceremony

Award recipients stand on stage at the gala displaying their certificate

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan Veteran Homes D.J. Jacobetti (MVHDJJ) and the Michigan Elks Association will hold a Flag Day ceremony at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 14 in the chapel at 425 Fisher St., Marquette. The event will be led by Ishpeming Elks Lodge #447, Marquette Elks Lodge #405 and Negaunee Elks Lodge #1116.

The ceremony will include remarks by Mark Ketchum, exalted ruler of Ishpeming Elks Lodge #447, and U.S. Air Force Veteran and MVHDJJ Chaplain Dr. Jim Elenbaas. The ceremony will also include music by MVHDJJ Veteran Facility Coordinator soloist Lois Westman. Two local 6th grade students will be recognized for placing in the top three in Michigan as winners of the Michigan Elks Association Americanism Essay Contest. 

While this event is closed to the public, media are invited to attend to capture the ceremony. Media should plan to be in place no later than 1:15 p.m. and RSVP to Michael Kroll at 517-285-9734 or