The Gathering of Eagles (GOE) is an umbrella organization of leaders from other veteran organizations around Harris county. For example, veterans attend from:
- VVAs, DAVs, VFWs
- Lone Star Korean War Assoc.
- Lone Star Veteran Org. (OIF/OEF)
- Last Patrol Ranch Post #2
- American GI Forum
- Buffalo Soldiers
- Maxwell Taylor Korean Vet. Org.
- American Legions, Buffalo Soldiers
- Tejano Veteran Association
Since the GOE is comprised of leaders from other organizations, the GOE does not elect a permanent commander, maintain a membership roster, issue membership cards or collect dues. Rather, we share running the organization by rotating the Chairmanship between members. This sharing of the leadership emphasizes the fact that we exist for camaraderie and not to play internal political games. We gather to share information, help one another, and execute our Mission and Objectives.
- We promote the US Armed Forces by being role models to our youth.
- We provide a forum for Active Military and Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces.
- We host key speakers with access to timely, critical and important Veteran information.
- We serve as catalysts for necessary action to improve veteran benefits.
- We conduct national level Symposiums that provides education to the military community.
- We DO NOT ALLOW SELLING of any product or service such as books, magazine subscriptions, funeral plots, etc.
- We DO NOT ALLOW POLITICAL SPEECHES
We DO NOT HAVE A PERMANENT COMMANDER, the attending vets swap leadership every two weeks.
- We DO NOT COLLECT DUES OF ANY KIND
- We DO NOT HAVE MEMBERSHIP CARDS, we do not maintain a membership list.
- We DO NOT ASK FOR DD214’s, we let your conscience be your guide.
From an Unknown Soldier
“Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you.”
- Jesus Christ
- The G.I.
“One died for your soul, the other for your freedom!”
Many seem to forget both of them!