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Eagle Society

The Eagle Society is an exclusive group of Methodist friends, leaders, and physicians who gather for different events throughout the year. It is because of you, our loyal and generous community leaders, that our renowned health system has become one of the leading healthcare providers in North Texas.

Your support of Methodist Health System through your membership in the Eagle Society is essential to our ability to improve and save lives through compassionate, quality healthcare, now and for generations to come.

Upcoming Event

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Jeff Engel

Founding Director of the Center for Presidential History at
Southern Methodist University, Podcast Host, and Author

Wednesday, November 20, 2024

6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. Program

Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek
2821 Turtle Creek Blvd. Dallas, TX 75219

Elegant Business Attire
Complimentary Valet Parking

Victory Was Not Inevitable. World War II’s end seems inevitable. Comparing the population, industrial potential, and economic might of the Axis vs. the Allied powers makes the latter’s triumph appear obvious in retrospect. It had more people, more stuff, and more money—by a significant order of magnitude. These numbers matter but only tell half the story. They offer insight into the way the Allies, and the United States especially, crafted a victory strategy based upon industrial might and machinery rather than lives and blood. Yet blood was still required.

Looking anew, 80 years later, monumental events like D-Day reveal this tension. The invasion took years to plan and involved more than a million Allied personnel. Think of the logistics involved in giving every invading soldier shoelaces or a canteen, before even noting the complexity of building thousands of landing craft, naval vessels for transport and protection, thousands of planes overhead, and so on. But also note that those numbers don’t reveal the sheer human bravery and devotion to duty that victory still required. Canteens can’t take a beach. Shoelaces can’t scale a cliff. The story of D-Day, and the story of the Allied victory in WW2, is thus one that must be told as a national strategic triumph for planners, industrialists, unions, farmers, and Rosie the Riveters. But it's also a reminder that history is not just about data and numbers, but about individual lives, losses, and devotion to a cause greater than our own, showing now not only what we’ve done together as Americans, but what Americans can do when pulling together.

Eagle Society Membership

The Methodist Health System Foundation is pleased to invite you to join the Eagle Society. Membership is $250 per person per year, and includes TWO events, a dinner in June and a reception in the winter. Please submit your application below.