Wednesday Spaghetti Special and Bingo!

Come on in and join us! Wednesday is our SPAGHETTI Special day! $6.25 for a regular size plate and an amazing $4.75 for a small plate. The special runs all day!

Then stay for BINGO! The fun starts at 7 pm.

 

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Thank you Volunteers!

The 4th of July is the biggest fund raiser for our American Legion Post 1776.

There is a lot of planning and organizing that goes into making an event successful. We as a group would like to Thank each and every person who volunteered their time and energy towards making the 4th a memorable and fun day.

It was sunny, hot and humid. It was a day just made for family fun. And it was a day to celebrate Our becoming a great nation. And it was a day to show we are united in a common cause of Patriotism.

The people that gave of their time and energy by volunteering for this event; please give yourselves a pat on the back. We salute you and thank you for your acts of selfless giving. You have our eternal gratitude.

Thank you for the love you have shown to all of us through your gift of time and energy.

In appreciation,

John Hunter, Operation Group Chairman

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2019 Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall

I had a very moving experience today was I visited the Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall which is on display this week in Lakeville MN (at the Haase Arena on CR 70 – Take Cedar south and turn west on CR 70 -1st light past Jeff Belzer’s –  and follow the signs to the Wall).

I was able to find the name of a boy from my home town in Carpentersville Illinois who lost his life serving our country in Vietnam. Keith John Andres on panel 29E line 9.

I was friends with his younger brother Lance and I remember how hard Lance took the news of his brothers death. Keith was 6 years older than I was.

Keith was an MP in the US Army 545th, 1st Cav Division, USARV. He served in Vietnam a little over a year before he was killed by small arms fire. He was 20 years old.

We should never forget those who gave all for God and country. Freedom is never free.

You should visit the Traveling Wall. I was told it will be on display through July 13th.

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Three Generations

This year was the first time that Post 1776 Color Guard has ever had  three generations leading our 4th of July parade.
 The Revolutionary War marchers are – from left to right …CARTER EHLERS, JOE MILLER (son), MARK MILLER (grand father), AUSTIN MILLER (grand son), AND JAKE KREJCE.

Photo and story by Bruce Bigler

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Our Color Guard and 76s

Our Post 1776 Color Guard and 76s’ were marching as usual in our city’s Freedom Days parade yesterday.

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Spaulding Donation to Post 1776

Mike & Val Spaulding made a very nice donation to Post 1776 in the form of 6 comemerative plates depicting the Vietnam War. We have the plates and an exact replica of the Hart Memorial (pictured) in our display case in the banquet room. The Hart statute is in Washington D.C. about 150 feet from the Vietnam War Memorial. The donated statue is an exact replica (albeit miniature replica).

We thank the Spauldings for their wonderful gift.

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Celebrate July 4th at Post 1776!

Come and celebrate the 4th of July at Post 1776! We’re serving up a grilled half chicken, coleslaw, beans and a roll for $11.00.  Join us after the parade!

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Friday June 28th – CAR SHOW!

Apple Valley Freedom Days

Join us for our 21st annual Dancin’ & Cruzin’ Classic Car & Truck Show. Classic cars are on display Friday June 28th from 5pm – 9pm
Volunteers needed! 

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New Board of Directors sworn in for Post 1776

On 06/18/2019 our new Board of Directors was sworn in. The new Board consists of:

Commander: Dick Tollefson
1st Vice Tim Liffrig
2nd Vice: Rodney Southwick
Adjutant: Gary Odegard
Finance Officer: Gary Odegard
Chaplin: Sue Register
Historian: Gary Shade
Service Officer: TBA
Sergeant at Arms: Jim Thompson

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SAL Board members Honored

Outgoing SAL Commander Bruce Bigler was awarded this very nice plaque for his dedication of Post 1776 and the Mission of the American Legion. The outgoing board members all received similar plaques of recognition.

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