Category Archives: Historian

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 … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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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.

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Memorial Day Ceremony – May 27th 11am

Memorial Day Ceremonies start at 11:00 hours in Memorial Park at Post 1776

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Continuous Service in the American Legion

The following members were recognized for their continuous Service in the American Legion. Gordon Olsen – 60 years James Rowe – 50 years John Toohey – 50 years Eldon Miller – 50 years Thank you gentlemen for your service to … Continue reading

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Congressional Testimony – DAV

Third District Commander and Tami and David Riha are in Washington DC to give testimony to the Veterans Committee on disabled vets (at the behest of DAV). We’ll have more to report this evening.

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