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Fraternal Order of Eagles Celebrate Mother’s Day Unknown Soldier cementing his legacy – and that of Organization played vital role in birth of American tradition For more than a century, the second Sunday in May has been set aside to honor mothers everywhere. The push to create this new national holiday began on February 7, 1904, when Fraternal Order of Eagles Past Grand Worthy President Frank E. Hering made a public plea for such recognition. A decade later, President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation making Mother’s Day a reality. 115 years later, the achievement remains one of the most significant milestones in the history of the organization. From preparing brunch to buying cards and flowers, the spirit of Hering and the F.O.E. lives on through our actions each Mother’s Day. While the F.O.E. continues to celebrate and take pride in the creation of Mother’s Day, many citizens are unaware of the organization’s work toward making the holiday a reality. Hering, a faculty member at the University of Notre Dame, found inspiration for the holiday when he stumbled upon a classroom of students preparing postcards to send home to their mothers. The generous task inspired him to create a day specifically for honoring and recognizing mothers. Serving as Grand Worthy President in 1909 and 1911, Hering used his position of influence to spread his idea for Mother’s Day. Soon the enthusiasm swelled throughout the organization and Eagles across the country were eager to see their dream become a reality. Aeries began hosting their own celebrations to honor mothers and finally their hard work paid off as President Wilson designated May 10, 1914, the first Mother’s Day. Several organizations have stepped forward in an attempt to take credit for the holiday, but documented evidence shows that Hering – and the Eagles – were the true founders of Mother’s Day. In 1925, the Society of War Mothers introduced Hering as “The Father of Mother’s Day” before an audience of Congressmen at the Tomb of the the Eagles – as the founder of Mother’s Day. As we celebrate another Mother’s Day 105 years after Wilson officially recognized the Eagles’ work, we ask citizens everywhere to honor the important women in their lives and remember the passion and dedication an organization shared with the world to make it all possible. About the Fraternal Order of Eagles The Fraternal Order of Eagles, an international nonprofit 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. Founded in 1898, the Eagles fund research in areas such as diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease and cancer, and raise money for neglected and abused children and the aged, as well as work for social and civic change. Other F.O.E. National Charity Foundation Funds The Spinal Cord Injury Fund, Alzheimer’s & Neurological Fund, Parkinson’s Fund, and Muscular Dystrophy Fund Your local East Helena F.O.E. (Aerie 4040, 14 West Main, East Helena, MT 59624) proudly celebrates Mother’s Day as one of our many community and national projects. Join us today to make a difference in your Community! We look forward to working with you in raising funds and awareness of local, statewide, and national charitable projects For an application contact: Auxiliary President: Courtney, 406-422-6378, Aerie President: Mike, 406-594-4644, or visit us at the Eagles 4040, located at 14 West Main, East Helena.

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