GRAND AERIE OF THE FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES
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. The Fraternal Order of Eagles includes nearly 800,000 members and more than 1,500 locations across the United States and Canada. Stop by one of our locations and see why we’re known as People Helping People.
What the Eagles Stand For:
- FOR HOME-FOR COUNTRY
- AND FOR GOD
For more than a century, the Fraternal Order of Eagles has had a major positive influence on our region, nation, world and most importantly our communities. It was the Eagles who pushed for Mothers Day, who provided the impetus for Social Security and who, pushed to end job discrimination based on age. People Helping People is a value that the Fraternal Order of Eagles has held for more than a century. It’s a statement that guides the charitable actions to help members and their families as well as fellow Americans affected by illness, injury or catastrophe. As part of the charitable philosophy, the Eagles pride themselves on giving back 100 percent of the contributions received in the form of grants. There are a multitude of Eagle charities focused on medical research to combat various diseases including, Heart, Cancer, Kidney, Aids, Spinal Cord Injury, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson and Diabetes. The Eagles have provided support for medical centers across the country to build and provide research for medical conditions. The Eagles also support a disaster relief fund and a memorial fund. The memorial fund supports children of members who die while serving their country or at work.
For more information on the Fraternal Order of Eagles, including milestones in the history of the organization and the Eagle charities, go to the Website for the Grand Aerie of the Fraternal Order of Eagles.