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Eagles, Fraternal Order of.

Organized 1898 in Seattle, Washington, for mutual benefit, protection, improvement, and soc. enjoyment; requires belief in a Supreme Being; stresses betterment of lives. Ritual, initiation, and memorial services are set in a religious framework that promises eternal salvation in the Grand Aerie beyond to all mems. of the order. Local branches are called “aeries” and the headquarters “grand aerie.” The order offers beneficial (sick and death benefits) and nonbeneficial memberships, both only on basis of initiation into the order. 1967 membership ca. 850,000. PHL

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