Suicide Crisis Documentary

Sunday, March 20th – 2:00 PM Documentary Viewing of HBO film – CRISIS HOTLINE: VETERANS PRESS 1  (event flyer attached) Location: Faribault, MN – American Legion Post 43 There will be open discussion with a Q&A session following the film. Staff from Minneapolis VA Medical […]

WWII hero to receive French Legion of Honor at Montgomery Post 79

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 9, 2022 CONTACT: Tim Engstrom Mike Maxa Director of Communications Adjutant American Legion Dept. of Minnesota American Legion Dept. of Minnesota tengstrom@mnlegion.org mmaxa@mnlegion.org 952-679-0134 763-229-7595 WWII hero to receive French Legion of Honor at Montgomery Post 79 ~~ Please […]

Resolution No. 1: Statement on Ukraine

NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE AMERICAN LEGION 2022 Resolution No. 1: Statement on Ukraine Origin: Register Resolution No. 2816 (NC) Department Executive Committee Submitted By: National Security Commission WHEREAS, The American Legion believes in a rules-based international order where the territorial boundaries of any sovereign […]

Release: Eden Valley-Watkins High School student wins state level of American Legion Oratorical Contest

        MEDIA ADVISORY                                                   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, March 2, 2021 mnlegion.org   CONTACT: Tim Engstrom Director of Communications American Legion Department of Minnesota tengstrom@mnlegion.org 952-679-0134 Eden Valley-Watkins High School student wins state level of American Legion Oratorical Contest ANOKA — A […]

There is a serious blood shortage now

Mail Call from The Minnesota Legionnaire This letter to the editor contains information I have come across from the American Red Cross and is pertinent to our mission as Legionnaires: Donate Blood to Save Lives: There may be different reasons behind the blood requirement of […]

Have we Forgotten Our Why?

By Mike Maxa Are we in a permanent full-moon phase? The number of phone calls I have received these past few months is staggering on how the posts in the Department of Minnesota are conducting themselves. Have we lost our way and forgotten how to […]

Appreciation Rally is around the corner

FOREST LAKE — The Minnesota American Legion Family Appreciation Rally is the next membership get-together on the Legion Family calendar. It is slated for March 12 at Forest Lake Post 225. Cost is $20. To make reservations, contact rally chairmen Terry Larson and Don Skow. […]

Minneapolis VA performs new brain surgery

There aren’t many other places to get it MINNEAPOLIS — The Minneapolis VA Health Care System is now among the few hospitals able to offer deep brain stimulation surgery. “There was a big hole in our country,” said VA staff neurosurgeon Robert McGovern. “Until now, […]