16 December GWP Sullivan Attends Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary Ceremony December 16, 2016 By The Fraternal Order of Eagles General 0 FREDERICKSBURG, VA, December 12, 2016 – Fraternal Order of Eagles (F.O.E.) Grand Worthy President Jerry L. Sullivan traveled to Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, as an invited guest for the 75th Anniversary Commemoration Ceremony of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Sullivan and his wife, Maxine, toured the Visitors Center and memorial during the visit to pay tribute to those who bravely fought on Dec. 7, 1941. In 2008, the Eagles donated more than $50,000 toward the construction of the new Pearl Harbor Visitors Center, which includes museums dedicated to the attack on Pearl Harbor and World War II. “It is an incredible honor to represent the Fraternal Order of Eagles and Fredericksburg at such an amazing event,” Sullivan said. “Several years ago, we had the opportunity to make a contribution to the wonderful new center developed to honor those who gave and risked their lives in the attack and to experience this event first hand was an opportunity I’ll never forget.” Sullivan, a charter member of Fredericksburg Eagles #4123, joined the organization in 1985 and since July, has been serving in the Order’s highest chair. The F.O.E. has been a longtime supporter of the United States military, beginning with the advent of the F.O.E. Memorial Foundation during World War II. The Foundation was created to provide medical benefits to the children of members who lost their lives in the war. Today, it continues on, providing medical, education, dental and vision benefits to the children of members who lose their lives while performing their jobs. The F.O.E. also offers a free year of membership to all current and former servicemen and women through its Those Who Serve Program and provides care packages to serving troops each holiday season through its Operation Eagle campaign. “The Fraternal Order of Eagles recognizes the sacrifices that our military makes in order to protect our freedoms,” Sullivan said. “We are humbled and blessed by the opportunities given to us as Eagles to help provide assistance to these wonderful men and women in any way we can." Related Articles PGWP Jerry Sullivan Passes Away at 72 It is with great sadness we must report the passing of Past Grand Worthy President Jerry Sullivan. Jerry was a proud and dedicated Eagle who joined the organization as a charter member of Fredericksburg, Va., Aerie #4123 in 1985, where he often served as Santa Claus for the annual Children’s Christmas Party. He continued to serve the Fredericksburg Eagles in various capacities throughout his time as an Eagle and maintained dual memberships at Spotsylvania #4391, Williamsburg #4548, Sunnyslope #2957 and Culpeper #4551. In the 90’s, Jerry rose through various local and state level chairs before being installed as the Virginia State Worthy President for the 2002-03 term. At the 2007 International Convention in Spokane, Wash., he first became a Grand Aerie Officer, holding the position of Grand Conductor. He progressed through the Grand Aerie for several years before finally reaching the pinnacle of the F.O.E., serving as Grand Worthy President for the 2016-17 term. The Fraternal Order of Eagles and Ekso Bionics Highlight the Revolutionary Ekso GT Suit Allowing Paralyzed Veterans to Walk July 4 at Arlington Cemetery Austin Reese, a Navy veteran with spinal cord injuries and lower extremity paralysis, highlighted American innovation enabling significant recovery and enhanced health. The Fraternal Order of Eagles (F.O.E.), an international nonprofit community organization, and Ekso Bionics, a California-based pioneer in the field of robotic exoskeletons, partnered for a special ceremony honoring veterans at Arlington National Cemetery July 4. Along with Austin Reese, they placed a focus on this extraordinary development during a demonstration on America’s birthday. Washington State Senate Honors Eagles On April 17, The Washington State Senate honored the Fraternal Order of Eagles with a special resolution in gratitude for their cultural and charitable endeavors. Resolution 8633 was presented by Sen. Phil Fortunato (R-District 31), a member of the Buckley Eagles. The resolution was inspired by the Eagles work raising $25 million to fund the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center and a cumulative total of more than $1 million to St. Jude's Children's Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Read more here: http://www.theolympian.com/news/local/article145128469.html#storylink=cpy Eagles Celebrate 120 Years of Community Service On February 6, The Fraternal Order of Eagles (F.O.E.) celebrates 120 years of community service. The F.O.E. began in 1898, when six Seattle-area theater owners came together to share their passion for social progress and a dedication to philanthropy with the greater community. 120 years later, the F.O.E. continues to work hard to bring citizens together in the name of bettering communities and raising funds to assist friends and neighbors in need. From the creation of Mother’s Day, Social Security and Medicare to the hundreds of millions of dollars donated to various research and assistance organizations across North America, no life has been left untouched by the actions of an Eagle. First Time Proposer Contest Winners Announced Earlier this year, the Grand Aerie Membership Department held their inaugural First Time Proposer contest from Dec. 1 – Feb. 28, offering $250 to Aerie and Auxiliary winners from each of our 16 regions. Each first time proposer during the period received an entry into the contest, with the winner in each region selected at random. The Membership Department is proud to announce this year’s winners: Dallas Aerie #3108 Dedicates BBQ Competition to Fighting Human Trafficking For the past six years, Dallas Aerie #3108 has hosted their annual BBQ competition. However, last September, they decided that everyone’s love of BBQ should be leveraged to help a good cause. Due to fellow Eagles member Chad Frymire’s involvement with Dallas Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) and his board position on the North Texas Coalition Against Human Trafficking (NTCAHT), Dallas #3108 decided that all funds raised during the BBQ would be donated to NTCAHT. Showing 0 Comment Comments are closed.