Thursdays – Grumpy Old Men 9am

Thursdays means it is time for the Grumpy Old Men at Post 1776. If you’re grumpy, or old (or even grumpy and young or maybe not so gumpy… come in an join us for coffee at 9am.



Photo depicts ribs – not necessarily your portion size.

Also! Thursdays now means BBQ RIBS! Served with cole slaw and steak fries and all for just $6.95 for a limited time only. So come on in and try the ribs with us for lunch!

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New section added! DOWNLOADS

We’ve added a DOWNLOAD section under LINKS on the menu. You can download many pieces of useful information there. Check it out!

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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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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for 4th of July!!

Yes – we need volunteers to help us with a 2 to 3 hour shift for the Post 1776 4th of July celebration! Please sign up on the sheet in the Legion (just ask if you don’t see it), or call Linsey at 952-431-1776. Thanks for helping out.

We are also looking for Korea war veterans to ride in the parade cars for Post 1776. If you are a Korean War veteran or know of one, please contact Linsey at 952-431-1776.

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Tuesday means Tacos at Post 1776!

Join us for Tuesday Tacos at Post 1776.


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Monday Night: Jamming with the Valley Jammers!

Come on in and bring your musical instrument with you. Sing and play with the Jammers or do your solo act! This is night to showcase your talents!

The show starts at 7pm.




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Flag Day Ceremony 06-14-2018

Post 1776 Flag Day Ceremony 06-14-2018.

We have the gallery below showing the dignified disposal of the American Flags that have served and flow proud.Commander Carla Tappainer on trumpet.

A second video shows and tells the tale of the folding of our flag as our Commander narrates.


Bonus Video. You will like this very much…

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Beyond the Yellow Ribbon June News

<The BYTR news article did not make it into the June newsletter, so we are posting it here and adding it to the online newsletter later today>

The Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Network of Apple Valley exists to serve military personnel – both those currently serving and Veterans – and their families, by assisting them any way we can. Your help and support has been and continues to be very much appreciated! Please join us by contributing your time and talents, using the special abilities you have.

Some recent examples of how we have served:

  • This past month we have provided a food card to a Veteran and his family in need; helped another Veteran with a utility bill; and another Veteran trying to get home to western Minnesota. If you know of a military family needing help, or you or another Veteran needing assistance, please contact us 952-923-5014.
  • At our Military Appreciation Dinner in May we honored Commander Carla as she successfully completed her 3-year term. She has been a wonderful friend of the Beyond the Yellow Ribbon, and we wish her well in her next position. Over 130 joined us to hear great words from Mayor Mary.
  • The next Appreciation Dinner is August 16th. Note there are no dinners in June or July. We partner with the Legion to provide excellent meals, which the BTYR serves to Veterans for a voluntary donation. Preregistration is encouraged so we don’t run out of food. Just RSVP at or leave a message on our phone at 952-923-5014. All dinners are at the Apple Valley American Legion Post 1776.
  • We honored High School graduates who entering Military Service at Apple Valley and East View High Schools. At two separate ceremonies we had the pleasure of honoring 29 grads who have enlisted in all branches of the Service.
  • If you or someone you know is looking for a job, there a couple of opportunities we’d like to share with you: 
  • Upcoming Events: Veterans career fair July 18 (more info next month), and landscaping company needs workers who are hard working, reliable, with a drivers license. Will train. Positive working conditions, in business 25 years. Hourly rate DOQ, flexible hours PT or FT.  Call Tom 612-961-3859 or Diane 952-484-4217

June 7th – Regular Board Meeting 6:00 pm at the Apple Valley Legion

July 18 – Career Fair

August 9th – Board meeting

August 16th – Appreciation Dinner

August 18 & 19 – Fund raiser with Von Hanson’s

Please join us as we proudly serve our Veterans, their families, and currently serving military members.

~Glenn Sonnee ~

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Memorial Day Ceremonies Monday May 28th

We had a great Memorial Day ceremony on Monday the 28th honoring those who gave so much so that we could remain free. Post 1776 in Apple Valley is the 2nd largest American Legion Post in Minnesota, and we have some the nicest people and veterans right here at our post. It was a touching ceremony today. Very touching. I want to thank all who attended and presented. Thanks to Lloyd Cybart who did such a fantastic job organizing the event (as he has done in past years).

And a very big thank you to our out going Commander, Carla Osness Tappainer who is now our 3rd District Commander. You will be missed at the Post. And also a big thank you to the City of Apple Valley for your support.

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05/17/2018 – Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Military Appreciation Dinner

Tonight’s dinner is the last one for a couple of months and was well attended. 130 attended though 109 had RSVP’d ahead of the dinner. Still, everyone was accommodated.

Our Commander Carla Tappainer is stepping down after leading Post 1776 for the previous three years. We’ve seen many changes at the post including the hiring of a professional General Manager in Linsey Green who is doing a fantastic job.

Our kitchen is profitable and the comments we get here through the web site and through Google all point to one of the best places for Veterans and their families to come to for some fellowship, good food and music.

Carla was honored at the dinner tonight by the City of Apple Valley (Mayor Mary presented the honor) and by Beyond the Yellow Ribbon for her selfless service to Post 1776. We will miss your leadership Carla but we know you’ll still be around.

We wish you all the best in your role leading the Legions 3rd District. All the best.


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