Salem Elks honors young patriots

Salem Elks Lodge #305 has announced the local winners in the Northeast Americanism District essay contest. The theme was “What Does Freedom of Speech Mean to Me?” The winners were awarded gift cards. From left, Div. II 7-8th Grades, Megan Miller, third place, $50; Div. I 5-6th Grades, Macey Troy, first place, $100; and Elise Bender, second place, $75. Each was given a US flag pin and Salem Elks building pin. Megan and Elise read their essays during the Salem Elks’ Flag Day ceremony on June 14. (Submitted photo)


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