Issue Date: May 1, 1968
City: Chicago, IL
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Lithographed, engraved
Color: Ultramarine and orange red
This stamp honors the youth service program of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, on the organization's 100th anniversary.
Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks
The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks is a fraternal charitable organization. One of the oldest and largest fraternal organizations in America, the Order of Elks has grown to include 1.2 million members since its creation in 1868.
There are about 2,300 lodges in the U.S. and its territories. During its long history, the Elks have contributed more than $2.69 billion in cash, goods, and services to America’s youth, its veterans, the disadvantaged and handicapped, and in support of patriotic and civic programs. Elks headquarters are located at Elks National Memorial Building in Chicago, Illinois.