Category Archives: Historian

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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02-24-2019 Chili Contest

A little snow and high winds and cold temperatures could not stop our annual Chili contest. It is one of my favorite days at Post 1776. Not only do I get to be a Judge, but I get to eat … Continue reading

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Post 1776 Awarded Legacy Scholarship Award

02-19-2019 At our February General Membership meeting, Third District Commander Carla Tappainer presented the Legacy Scholarship Award to our Post 1776 Commander Dick Tollefson. ” The organization (American Legion)  is committed to honoring the memory and service of their fallen … Continue reading

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Beyond the Yellow Ribbon dinner – February 21 2019

There was a full house for this month’s Military Appreciation dinner hosted by Beyond the Yellow Ribbon. We had several people recognized at the event, and a great guest speaker. First members of the BYTR group were recognized for birthdays … Continue reading

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