The Fraternal Order of Eagles, an international non-profit organization, unites fraternally in the spirit of liberty, truth, justice, and equality, to make human life more desirable by lessening its ills, and by promoting peace, prosperity, gladness and hope.
The Fraternal Order of Eagles is an international non-profit organization uniting fraternally in the spirit of liberty, truth, justice, and equality, to make human life more desirable by lessening its ills and promoting peace, prosperity, gladness and hope.
The F.O.E. was founded in February, 1898 by six theatre owners gathered in a Seattle shipyard to discuss a musician's strike. After addressing the matter, they agreed to "bury the hatchet" and form "The Order of Good Things." As numbers grew, members selected the Bald Eagle as the official emblem and changed the name to "The Fraternal Order of Eagles." The women's auxiliary traces its roots to 1927.
F.O.E. membership exceeds 850,000, with more than 1,400 local Aeries in the U.S. and Canada. Women's auxiliaries total more than 1,300, with more than 250,000 members. Members are recruited by other members and must be sponsored by two members before the membership process begins.
People Helping People
Founded Mother's Day
Served as driving force in founding Social Security Program
Helped end job discrimination based on age with the "Jobs After 40" Program
Distributed Ten Commandments monoliths and fought to keep the Commandments in public places
Theodore R. Roosevelt, former U.S. president
Warren G. Harding, former U.S. president
Franklin D. Roosevelt, former U.S. president
Harry S. Truman, former U.S. president
John F. Kennedy, former U.S. president
Jimmy Carter, former U.S. president
Ronald Reagan, former U.S. president
Bob Hope, comedian, performer
Max Baer, boxer/heavyweight champion
Gordie Howe, Hockey Hall of Fame
William Allen Egan, Governor, Alaska
Tony Stewart, NASCAR driver
Sam Hornish, IRL and NASCAR driver
Billy Ray Cyrus, musical performer
Tony Orlando, musical performer
Bess Truman, wife of former U.S. president
Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of former U.S. president
Virginia Graham, radio and TV personality
Susan Wagner, wife of New York Mayor Robert Wagner
Information courtesy of Grand Aerie Fraternal Order of Eagles