Veterans Programs & Events 

Since 1917 during World War I, the Elks have stepped forward during every conflict or war our Nation has been engaged in and led the way by providing support, compassion and a wide variety of assistance for our troops and their families across many of the states and communities that our Lodges serve. The San Rafael Elks Lodge carries on that proud tradition of caring for our country’s veterans.

The Veterans Service Committee visits the Yountville Veterans Home, supports American Legion Posts, and plays a strong supporting role in Marin County Veterans Day ceremonies. We support the Yountville Veterans Home in cooperation with the other Lodges in our "Great" Northwest District. Its motto:

So long as there are veterans, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks will be there to lend support and ensure these brave men and women will not be forgotten. 

In addition to meeting our per capita each year for Elks National Foundation and matching grants, we support local Marin County Veterans Groups: Marin United Veterans Council, Ranchin' with Vets, Marin Veterans Housing and direct support to local veterans.

The Elks National Veterans Service Commission has become a collecting partner of the Library of Congress Veterans History Project, which collects and preserves the extraordinary wartime stories of ordinary people. Learn how you can participate by collecting interviews with veterans from your lodge and your community.

Contact Peter Behr if you would like to be part of the Veterans Committee