During his career, Howard Baker, Jr. went from being a student at UT to serving three terms as a U.S. senator. Friday morning, he returned to his alma mater for the opening of a new center named after him.
The non-profit American Eagle Foundation (www.eagles.org) announced today the United States Mint’s 2008 Bald Eagle Commemorative Coins are selling very well, and have already raised over $6 million dollars for the future protection of Bald Eagles.
On January 15th, 2008, the United States Mint created the American Bald Eagle Commemorative coin. The coins were created to signify the importance of the Bald Eagles as the national symbol of the United States, to America’s lands, skies and waterways, the recovery and restoration of the eagle, and to mark the 35th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act of 1973.
PIGEON FORGE, Tenn., July 24, 2008 — Two 14-week old Bald Eaglets named ‘Hope’ and ‘Tennessee’ by Hannah Montana TV stars Miley Cyrus and her father were released by the non-profit American Eagle Foundation (AEF) from a condo-like artificial nesting tower located on Douglas Lake in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. A group of Miley fans were on hand to help set the eagles free.
The recently minted Challenger eagle commemorative coin went on sale on January 15th and will only be available for purchase from the United States Mint (www.usmint.gov ) until December 12, 2008 or until it sells out, whichever comes first.
WASHINGTON June 6, 2008 – The U.S. Senate has unanimously passed a resolution authored by U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) that designates June 20th as ‘American Eagle Day’ and calls attention to the 2008 Bald Eagle Commemorative Coin Program which could raise over $10 million for the Tennessee-based American Eagle Foundation. Senator Robert C. Byrd (D-W.Va.) is the lead Democratic cosponsor of the resolution.
PIGEON FORGE, Tenn., May 12, 2008 — Three newly hatched sibling Bald Eaglets snuggle close together on a cool spring day at the Dollywood family entertainment park’s “Eagle Mountain Sanctuary” aviary operated by the non-profit American Eagle Foundation (www.eagles.org).
Dandridge, Tenn.–For the first time, entertainment legend Dolly Parton had the opportunity to help release a bald eaglet into the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, after it had been rescued as a fallen nestling from a wild nest and raised by the American Eagle Foundation (AEF) headquartered at her theme park Dollywood.
Dolly Parton’s PSA prompts everyone to help “Keep America’s Eagles Flying Strong and Free.”
WASHINGTON – The United States Mint will issue three limited-edition commemorative coins on January 15th celebrating the dramatic comeback of the Bald Eagle to America’s lands, waterways and skies, and marking the 35th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act.
WASHINGTON – The United States Mint released today the coin designs for the 2008 American Bald Eagle Recovery and National Emblem Commemorative Coin Program. Public Law 108-486, the American Bald Eagle Recovery and National Emblem Commemorative Coin Act, authorizes the United States Mint to mint and issue three commemorative coins in honor of the recovery of the Bald Eagle species, the 35th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, and the Bald Eagle’s importance as a national symbol.
For Bob Hatcher, being named president of The Carnegians Inc. at its annual national convention was something he simply took in stride.
Today, on America’s birthday, Freedom, Spirit, and Democracy will rise from the Great Smoky Mountains in a celebratory flight of independence.
Pigeon Forge, TN – July 3, 2007 — Three Bald Eaglets named ‘Freedom,’ ‘Spirit,’ and ‘Democracy’ will be released by the American Eagle Foundation (AEF) from a condo-like artificial nesting tower located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains on July 4th – to celebrate “Independence Day” and the comeback of the Bald Eagle to the United States.
The Bald Eagle is being removed from the Endangered Species List.
The American Eagle Foundation (AEF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Contributions to the American Eagle Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
The AEF's tax identification number is 58-1652023.
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