National Convention 2018


Minneapolis, Minnesota on August 24 - 30

The American Legion, the nation's largest and most respected veterans service organization, will be conducting its 100th National Convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota on August 24 - 30, 2018.

Members gather at the National Convention to help further their cause of patriotism and support for ou1919 Conventionr servicemen and women, past and present. The National Convention of The American Legion includes the following separate events: the American Legion Auxiliary’s National Convention, the Sons of The American Legion's Convention, The American Legion Riders Legacy Run.  The combined membership of these organizations is nearly four million worldwide. 

Along with the above mentioned and the annual business meeting, other significant elements of the National Convention include a parade, patriotic memorial service, exhibits, general sessions with nationally acclaimed keynote speakers, color guard and band contests, receptions and banquets.  Since the first convention, every year The American Legion members have gathered to set the course for the future of our organization.


Please Join the Posts & Companies Below in
Supporting the 100th National Convention
The National Convention Corporation of Minnesota would like to thank the Posts and companies below for sponsoring the convention and invite those who aren’t on the list to consider participating.  Contributions to the convention will go towards the Minnesota Convention Corporation’s hosting responsibilities and other ways to make this the best convention yet.




Posts of Distinction ($5,000 and up)
Merton-Dale Post 80
North St. Paul Post 39
Rudolph Priebe Post 172

Posts of Patriotism ($1,000 to $2,499)
American Legion 113
Austin Post 91
East Grand Forks Post 157
Ecklund-Holmstrom Post 117
Everett H. Hale Post 68
Frank Lundberg Post 282
  Ham Lake Post 2000
  Hamline Post 418
John Bridges Post 15
Nelsan-Horton Post 104

Supporting Posts (Below $1,000)
Alvarado Post 35


Beatty-Humphries Post 323
Bigelow Post 496
Billie Brown Post 627
Campbell-Williams Post 258
Charles Borak Post 45
Dan Patch Post 643
Dovin-Wilcox Post 313
Edward B. Cutter Post 102
Elwood Monroe Swenson 445
Eugene Earley Post 121
Foster-Bernhardt Post 373
Glenville Post 264
Gopher Post 440
Grand Meadow Post 140
Gust F. Holden Post 253
Hackensack Post 202
Harris Post 139
Joseph A. Gates Post 78
Kaleb E. Lindquist Post 24
Kanthak-Matthies Post 441


Kramer Berg Post 507
Le Center Post 108
Lee Goldsmith Post 201
Lee-Osborn Post 59
Madison Lake Post 269
Mc Veigh-Dunn Post 60
Melvin Daskam Post 38
Monticello Post 260
Odegaard-Quade Post 401
Peter Leuze Post 420
Prudent Van Risseghem 395
Public Safety Post 449
Richard Howard Ferrell 46
Richmond Post 292
Silver Star Post 428
St. Paul Post 8
Truman Blakesley Post 432
White Bear Lake Post 168
Wm. T. Lewis Post 12
Wold-Chamberlain Post 99












We ask posts that want to give to make a check out to the National Convention Corporation of Minnesota and send to MN American Legion State Headquarters : Third Floor, Veterans Service Building: 20 W. 12th Street, Room 300A : St. Paul, MN 55155-2000.

Silver Level Sponsors

API  Standard Heating

Beginning the Second Century of Service
The purpose of the Beginning the Second Century of Service effort is to raise money in support of the 100th Convention of the American Legion. Financial contributions will be directed towards the following:

Hosting the Convention
The National Convention Corporation of Minnesota is partnering with The American Legion to host this historic event. This partnership comes with shared expenses.  Gifts for hosting the 100th National Convention will also fund activities that will make this the most memorable yet.  As the host committee, the National Convention Corporation of Minnesota is striving to make our 100th convention a truly extraordinary experience for those who attend.

Philanthropic Giving
Philanthropy is part of who The American Legion is as an organization. We were founded on four pillars: Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation, National Security, Americanism, and Children & Youth.  It is the National Convention Corporation of Minnesota’s intention to raise funding for charitable programming. A separate fund for the Beginning the Second Century of Service Campaign has been created through The American Legion Minnesota Foundation, a 501©3 organization.  Gifts to this effort are tax-deductible.  One hundred percent of philanthropic contributions will support The American Legion funds throughout Minnesota.  Please click on this link to view the various programs being supported by this effort.

If you would like to make a contribution to the Beginning the Second Century of Service effort, please click on this link for the commitment form.  Print and fill out the form, then mail to the following address along with a check:

ATTN: Laura Weber, Finance Liaison
MN American Legion State Headquarters
Third Floor, Veterans Service Building
20 W. 12th Street, Room 300A
St. Paul, MN 55155‐2000

Please indicate on the commitment form and your check if you would like funds distributed to hosting the event or to be directed to The American Legion Minnesota Foundation for programming. Gifts to The American Legion Minnesota Foundation are 100% tax-deductible.

The National Convention Corporation is inviting Minnesota’s Posts to participate in this historic event. It is understood that each post has varying financial abilities. We ask that you consider making an extraordinary contribution to this effort, whatever is extraordinary for your post.  Gifts of all sizes are appreciated and will be recognized under the various levels.  Please click on this link to view the various post opportunities and recognition.  For more information or if you would like us to send information to your post, please contact Michael Davy at (612) 247-9960 or

There are sponsorship, advertisement and giving opportunities for businesses.  If you know of a company that may want to take advantage of these opportunities, please contact Michael Davy at (612) 247-9960 or   Please click on this link for the various business sponsor and advertising opportunities.

CHAIR | Jeff Olson
HONORARY CHAIRS | Bud Grant | Senator Bob Lessard | Brigadier General Dennis Lord | Brigadier General Curtis Norenberg | Brigadier General Dennis Schulstad | Major General Larry Shellito
COMMITTEE | Bill Goede | Tom Lannon | Dan Ludwig | Lynne Nottage | Randy Tesdahl | Dan Williams

Philanthropic Initiatives
Commitment Form for Members
Convention Post Opportunities
Convention Business Opportunities
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