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

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 Friday, June 14 in the chapel at 425 Fisher St., Marquette. The event will be led by Marquette Elks Lodge #405, Ishpeming Elks Lodge #447 and Negaunee Elks Lodge #1116.

The ceremony will include remarks by Mark Ketchum, exalted ruler of Ishpeming Elks Lodge #447; Pam Laurich, exalted ruler of Marquette Elks Lodge #405; U.S. Air Force Veteran and MVHDJJ Chaplain Dr. Jim Elenbaas; Pam Gadzinski, past exalted ruler of Negaunee Elks Lodge #1116; and Bob Wellman, the Michigan Elks Association veterans administration voluntary services (VAVS) representative for MVHDJJ and a member of Marquette Elks Lodge #405. The ceremony will also include music by MVHDJJ Veteran Facility Coordinator soloist Lois Westman.

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