I cannot believe I am writing my last newsletter. In looking back the year has went by quickly. It has been an honor and privilege for me to serve as Grand Knight of Council 4504. I appreciate and thank all of you for your help this past year. I want to acknowledge my fellow officers, the Council Board, the Columbian Club, the Swim Club, and the Columbiettes for their support. I would have not been able to do it all without you.
On Friday, June 10th we will be holding a 3rd Degree at the Garwood Council.
On June 14th we celebrate Flag Day. Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States. In 1916 President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14th as Flag Day. The week of June 14th is designated as “National Flag Week.” During this week the president will issue a proclamation urging U.S. citizens to fly the American flag for the week.
June 19th is Father’s Day. Father’s day was inaugurated in the United States in the early 20th century to complement Mother’s Day in honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood. It was not until 1972 that Father’s Day became a nationwide holiday in the United States.
My congratulations to all the newly elected officers of the Council and Columbian Club. I wish you all the best for a successful Columbian Year.