Veteran groups push for expanding Vet Centers

By Tim Engstrom Tom Mullon recalls working at the Veterans Affairs hospital in Manhattan early in his career and coordinating a meeting of 100 or so Vietnam veterans with hospital leaders. One by one, the veterans told stories reflecting “the need for the VA to […]

Dvorak: December was jam-packed with news

Greetings, Minnesota American Legion Family. The ceremony for the 100th convention plaque dedication was held in Minneapolis at Peavey Plaza on Nicollet Mall Saturday, Dec. 7. The first American Legion National Convention was held in Minneapolis in 1919 and the 100th convention was held in […]

American Legion welcomes signing of POW/MIA Flag Act

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 […]

Send in your American Legion post signs

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. […]

Come and get it!

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 […]