National Winner

Since 1967, the God, Flag & Country Oratory Program has been an integral part of the Fraternal Order of Eagles' drive to build patriotism and instill a sense of pride within our youth. The program invites children between the ages of 10 and 15 to prepare a three (3) minute speech about what God, their flag or their country means to them.The God, Flag and Country Oratory Program is an excellent way to encourage middle and high school students to learn more about their country, its history and their religion.

This year the National Competition was held at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Finalists from Georgia, Indiana, Kansas and Ohio competed for the title of National Champion in three different age groups. A special congratulations to Goshen High School Junior Arleigh Smith for winning the title of National Champion in the 14-15 age group. Arleigh had the honor of receiving Scholarships at the State and National competitions as well as cash prizes.