Veterans Week of Advocacy

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Veterans Week of Advocacy 2021  We are now half way through the inaugural Minnesota Veterans Week of Advocacy and I am reaching out to ask you to take action today. What is Veterans Week of Advocacy? This is a week set by the VSO’s in […]

End Forever War

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The American Legion calls for ending ‘Forever War,’ repealing, replacing Authorization for Using Military Force   WASHINGTON (April 15, 2021) –  Calling the White House plan to fully withdraw troops from Afghanistan by September 11, “a good start,” the leader of the nation’s largest veteran […]

Zero tax bill gets zero action

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By Tim Engstrom The Minnesota Legionnaire Note: The Minnesota Legionnaire’s press deadline was March 25. ST. PAUL — An effort to reduce property taxes to zero on Posts belonging to congressionally chartered veteran organizations seem pretty much dead for the 2021 legislative session. Bills that […]

Media Advisory: American Legion National Commander to Speak at Twin Cities locations

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MEDIA ADVISORY                                                   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, March 29, 2021   CONTACT: Tim Engstrom Director of Communications American Legion Dept. of Minnesota tengstrom@mnlegion.org 952-679-0134   American Legion National Commander to Speak at Twin Cities locations ~~ Members of the media and public are invited to […]

The American Legion History

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March 16, 1926: Sgt. Stubby dies in his sleep. The only known canine to become an official – rather than honorary – member of The American Legion, the celebrated bull terrier was a stray who wandered into a training camp of the 102nd Infantry Division […]

Boys State Movie

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Since 1935, the American Legion has run Boys State, a week-long exercise in self-governance using the political system on the state government level. High school students are accepted into the program, where they are split into two parties, Nationalists and Federalists, that run political campaigns […]

Legislation on behalf of Minnesota veterans

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2021 legislative priorities could include: vets courts, tax relief, memorial highway, adult day care By Tim Engstrom ST. PAUL — The Department of Minnesota Executive Committee meets March 6 at La Crescent Post 595. On the agenda will be determining the state legislative priorities for […]

State: Posts should contact counties

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ST. PAUL — Many American Legion Posts with bar and restaurant operations across Minnesota reported being denied by the Minnesota Department of Revenue for COVID-19 Business Relief Payments. Why? Because the classification system counts many of them as social and civic organizations, rather than bars […]