Historic Milestones

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Date Milestone
1898 “Order of Good Things” established. Later that year, the organization changed its name to Fraternal Order of Eagles and formed the first aerie.
1904 First public plea for Mother’s Day
1927 Creation and formation of the Ladies Auxiliary
1935 Support for enactment of Social Security Law
1944 Eagles Memorial Fund established
1954 Nearly 10,000 Ten Commandment plaques distributed
1955 First F.O.E. Ten Commandments monument placed in Ambridge, PA; first F.O.E. Ten Commandments monument placed on the grounds of a state capital, Denver
1957 Nationwide “Jobs After 40” program inaugurated
1967 Jimmy Durante Children’s Foundation established
1972 Golden Eagle Fund established
1983 Max Baer Heart Fund offered first grants for aerie-sponsored CPR classes; $405,000 donated to Eagles’ Truman Cardiovascular Lab at Research Medical Center, Kansas City; Golden Eagle Fund donated $5,000 in grants to institutions conducting Alzheimer’s research
1985 Donations to St. Jude Hospital top $1 million
1988 Eagles matched grants up to $500 to sponsor Drug Education Seminars
1991 Eagles supported Operation Desert Storm with mail and food packages
1995 $50,000 donated for the Eagle Alcove of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial in Washington, D.C. (Roosevelt was a lifetime F.O.E. member)
2001 Memorial Foundation established Attack on America Fund and raised $500,000; F.O.E. purchased property to consolidate international headquarters
2002 International headquarters opened in Grove City, Ohio
2005 Eagles re-dedicated Ten Commandments monument at international headquarters; F.O.E. generously supported development of a new scoliosis brace named the “Eagle Brace”; F.O.E. signed first year contract with Braun Racing for FOE.com-sponsored care
2006 Eagles worked with local government leaders to keep “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance; F.O.E. signed second year contract with Braun Racing and announced opening of Race City Aerie in Mooresville, North Carolina
2007 Eagles supported American Eagle & Literary Challenge in quest to name June 20 National Eagle Day

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