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Shoutout from a Hastings, Minnesota, sailor serving in Africa

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U.S. Navy Cmdr. Christopher Kneen, forward-deployed to Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, and Combined Task Force-Horn of Africa, sends a holiday shoutout to friends and family back home in Hastings, Minn. Camp Lemonnier is an operational installation that enables the U.S., allied, and partner nation forces to be where and when they are needed to ensure security […]

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VA Medical Center in Minneapolis to host town hall for veterans

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The Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center will host a town hall meeting for veterans. On Dec. 16, starting at 4 p.m., veterans can show up at the hospital’s auditorium. The VA plans to have veterans’ health ID cards processing available. Veterans interested in enrollment and eligibility can stop by the enrollment desk, and the Veterans […]

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Make reservations now for the Pearl Harbor Family Gathering

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ROSEVILLE — The American Legion Riders this year will host the Pearl Harbor Family Gathering, formerly called the Pearl Harbor Membership Rally, and it will take place Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Rosetown American Legion, 700 W. County Road C, in Roseville. The social hour begins at noon, with a 1 p.m. lunch and a […]

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American Legion welcomes signing of POW/MIA Flag Act

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Law requires the POW/MIA Flag to be displayed wherever the U.S. Flag is displayed at prominent federal properties WASHINGTON — The head of the nation’s largest veterans organization thanked President Trump for signing a bipartisan act Friday, Nov. 8., which will require certain prominent federal properties to display the POW/MIA Flag every day with the […]

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Send in your American Legion post signs

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Do you have a sign that says the American Legion meets here? Or how about just a cool sign at your post location? The American Legion’s monthly publication The Minnesota Legionnaire is collecting images of the signs throughout Minnesota for a collage. We aren’t picky. If in doubt, snap the picture and send it in. […]

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Take a walk for veterans on Veterans Day

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The American Legion and its St. Paul Post 8 invite all veterans and their families and friends to gather together for a walk on Veterans Day. The Veterans Day Walk begins at 1 p.m. Nov. 11 and departs from the Veterans Service Building, 20 W. 12th St., just south of the Capitol Building. The walk […]

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Come and get it!

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Step right up and get your centennial American Legion memorabilia. The Department of Minnesota has 700 empty cans of Spam that honor the 100th National Convention, which took place in Minneapolis in August 2018. The cans feature the state of Minnesota on the front. Department Adjutant Mike Maxa is giving them away free of charge. […]

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Annual Bowling Tournament

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Minnesota State American Legion Family 73rd Annual Bowling Tournament 2020 NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. There is no bowling this weekend. March 21 – April 18, 2020 Sundance Lanes in Dayton Hosted by American Legion Post 172, Osseo Entry fee $22.00 per person, per event. Entries and all fees for reserved shifts MUST be […]

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Centennial Celebration

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The American Legion Centennial Celebration is not only about honoring the 100 years of service of The American Legion, but of each post that made an impact in their community. The Centennial website is an opportunity for Posts to set up their own web-page, record the history of their Post (including pictures and documents) and […]