The Elks are committed to their mission,"So long as there are veterans, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks will never forget them. "The Elks National Veterans Service Commission was established in 1946 immediately after World War II, with the sole mission of serving our nation’s veterans. In VA clinics, veterans' homes, USOs, homeless shelters and more, thousands of Elks volunteers give generously of their time, energy and resources to serve veterans and military members each year.

Tribute to Fallen Soldiers Memorial Torch Motorcycle Ride 2021:

Elks Lodge #6 had the honor to assist Fallen Soldiers Memorial Torch Motorcycle riders by providing a warm place to sleep and home cooked meals while staying at our lodge. The 11 day ride began Eugene, Oregon with a 2 day stay at our lodge and ended in Indio, California. During the 11-day ride stopped to visit a total of twenty-five families who lost a service member. Each family they visited was be given a Memorial Plaque of Distinguished Service, as well as a Memorial Portrait to remind them that their fallen service member hasn't been forgotten. This is their 12th year of doing this mission, and in that time, they have honored more than 900 fallen service members.
This ride was put together to remember and recognize the recent 'Fallen 13' service members who were killed in the Afghanistan suicide bombing on August 26th. In addition to lighting the Memorial Flame at our Lodge, they will also be honoring the sacrifice and service of ARMY SPC TAYLOR W. HANNAH. Taylor died in March of 2020 while serving proudly in the United States Army.
The ceremony started by the lighting of the Memorial Torch and was followed by presentation of the Memorial Plaque to the Hannaha family. The service was very moving and our membership was proud to be a part of the day. (Heidi Hanna, the mother of Army SPC> Taylor Hanna is in the front row second from the left).

Yountville BBQ:

Left to Right: Clayton Hablitz, Dayna Schilling, ER Rudy Toralez, Pam Zanze, Joe Ignoffo and Serena Zanussi.
Each year the North Central District Elks visit the Yountville Veterans Home and put on one heck of a BBQ.  Our lodge had many volunteers to help prepare, serve and clean-up. This long standing tradition reminds us that we as Elks, are committed to our Veterans.

North Coast Honor Flight 2015:

For years, many local war veterans never had the chance to visit the memorials created to honor them in Washington D.C. However, with the help of the North Coast Honor Flight, that changed. Started in 2005, Honor Flight is now nationwide. "This gives these folks a chance to be visible again, to be validated as real whole human beings, that have had a big history," said Steven Justus, North Coast Honor Flight Co-Chairman.
This year's group is headed to Sacramento on Thursday, June 4th to board the honor flight. Veterans will fly into the Washington Dulles Airport, travel on a tour bus and return on Sunday.
Tony Muljat,(right) Tony, just before his 20th birthday entered into the Army Air Corps where he served for 3 years. He served as Chief Clerk in France, Germany and England.
Clarence Facha, 54 year member (left): Just out of high school, Clarence joined the Marines. Although he had a "farm deferment". Clarence was part of the first wave of Marines on Saipan Island on June 15, 1944.