Brookings Mayor Jake Pieper bestowed upon the Emblem Club a proclamation declaring the week of June 11 to 17 Supreme Americanism Week at a regular city council meeting earlier this month.

The Emblem Club participates in patriotic activities and believes it should act more forcefully to display its beliefs that America should be sustained, preserved and perpetuated.

Each Emblem member aims to complete a patriotic deed each day and assist the Americanism Program of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.

The national organization, pledges allegiance to the U.S. Constitution and its flag, which serves as its emblem.