Friday Fish Fry! All Day!

Come and join us for our Friday Fish Fry starting at 11am and you can get the all you can eat fish fry after 5pm. It is without a doubt the best darn fish fry in town! Check it out.


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Hastings Veterans Home Pheasant Luncheon 10-17-2019

Dear Hastings Veterans Home Supporters,

It is that time again when each veterans’ home is blessed to be able to serve a wonderful pheasant lunch to our veterans. This year the Hastings Home will have that meal on October 17th at noon and you are invited. This is a time to get acquainted with our leadership team and veterans. Please come and enjoy the afternoon at our Home. I can do tours after the meal if you want.

The Hastings Veterans Home is the Home for 125 veterans with disabilities. They range in age between 30 and 90. We specialize with those learning to manage PTSD and other adult onset mental illnesses. There are many other conditions here but they all have served our country with honor.

The Hastings Veterans Home  (1200 18th Street East, Hastings, MN 55033) is a wonderful place for veterans with disabilities to regain control of their lives and for some, to move back into the community. Please feel free to come up anytime. We love visitors. We would not be able to succeed in its mission without support from partners like you. Thank you so much. I hope that this partnership will continue far into the future.

If there is anything I can do to help you, please let me know. I am very willing to do all I can.

Sue Register
Hastings Veterans Home
Volunteer Services

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Thursday means BBQ Ribs at Post 1776!

Yes we have the ribs! And BBQ Ribs just the way you like them. Come on in and try our rib basket for the introductory price of $6.95. Hurry – we’ve sold out on ribs before.

So get yours before they are all gone.

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MIA/POW Ceremony 09-20-2019

Post 1776 will observe our POW and MIA brothers and sisters on September 20th in a ceremony to be held at the Post between 17:00 and 17:30 hours.

The kitchen and pull tab booth will both be closed during the ceremony.

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Dawn’s Going Away Party!!!

Dawn our friendly neighborhood Legion Bar Manager has retired after 25 years of service to Post 1776.

It was a tearful and emotional event as Dawn said her goodbyes to her many regulars who stop in with their well wishes.

Date Thursday AUGUST 29th 2019

We will miss you Dawn. Here are some photos from the retirement party.

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Dawn’s Retirement – Grumpy’s Bring Cake

Our beloved bartender extraordinaire Dawn will retire and be leaving us at the end of this month (August 29th). The Gumpy Old Men group brought in a celebration cake to celebrate Dawn’s 25 years with the Legion and her retirement.

We all will miss you Dawn!

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Trump Signs Legion Act into law

On July 30th, President Trump signed the Legion Act into law. Opening the door to 6 million veterans who previously were not eligible for Legion benefits and programs. See the full article here.

Photo courtesy – used under fair use for educational purposes.

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Eastview Baseball Champs!

The Eastview Baseball Champions shown here presenting their trophy to Operations Manager John Hunter. Post 1776 sponsors these Eastview players and it was great to see them and their families celebrate their Championship here at Post 1776.


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Tribute to Fallen Soldiers 07-20-2019

Today (07/20/2019) I had the honor of being present for a very moving ceremony honoring our fallen soldiers.  Post 1776 hosted the Staff of the Tribute to Fallen Soldiers who are escorting the Fallen Soldiers Memorial Flame from Eugene Oregon to Arlington National Cemetery in Washington D.C. to honor and pay tribute to America’s Fallen service members.

The riders met with the Kopp family in Minnetonka to honor Army Corporal Ben Kopp who was killed in service of our country in 2009. For those who attended they stated it was very difficult to hold back their tears.

Then the group departed for the Children’s Hospital and then onto American Legion Post 1776 at 18:30 hours escorted by Apple Valley Police and the Dakota County Sheriff’s Office. A big thank you to those agencies for providing their escort.

Here are some photos from today’s ceremony and tribute.

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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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