Annual Pilgrimage to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Did you know that the Odd Fellows is the only fraternal group allowed to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery? It was by an act of Congress when former President Franklin D. Roosevelt, an Odd Fellow, requested a law be set in place so that the Odd Fellows would be able to hold this historic event.
The event annual event held on the first Sunday in May. CLICK HERE for more info.
Annual Rose Parade Float
Odd Fellows and Rebekahs have participated in the Rose Parade since 1908, continuously since 1955. The float is a work of art which is viewed by nearly a million people locally in Southern California and is televised to more than 70 million international viewers.
For photos and videos of past Odd Fellow – Rebekah Rose floats click below.
The EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows began its operation on September 20, 1927. The purpose of the Foundation is to operate a revolving loan fund for qualified students dependent in part, or wholly, on their own efforts for an education, and to award scholarships to students based on scholarship, leadership and financial need. Since the beginning of the Foundation, donations of approximately $3,500,000 have made it possible for over 3,500 young people to receive student low interest loans amounting to over $6,800,000, and hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarship awards.
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Odd Fellow Village In Battambang, Cambodia
Living Legacy Program
The living legacy program was the idea of the Sovereign Grand Master Wilson D. Berkey, who in 1989 noticed many dead trees in the jurisdiction that he was visiting which aroused his concern for global tree loss. He commissioned this worthy project as "The Living Legacy Program" of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. His untimely passing in March 1990 caused the program to become his own "Living Memorial" for his untiring work for Odd Fellowship!
You will be surprised how easy it is to donate and plant a tree!
To date, Oddfellows are responsible for planting 8 million trees worldwide.
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