Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day!

We have a lot going on today at Post 1776. Mother’s Day Omelette 7am – 1pm $10 Adults / $5 for Kids.

And then our new Chef and kitchen has some great meals ready to serve for dinner from 4pm to 7pm.


~ 8 oz. bacon wrapped ball tip steak with mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus – $12.95

~ Grilled chicken Ceaser salad – $8.95

~ Strawberry Chicken Salad – $8.95

~ Chef Salad – $7.95

~ Alfredo Penne with Broccoli – $7.95
…… Add chicken – $2.00

All Mother’s will receive a complimentary piece of Flan with a bourbon caramel glaze.

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Paint Nite Success!

The Post saw 47 “artists” born on the night of May 11th 2017 at PAINT NITE! A great time was had by every one of the budding artists. Some say the alcohol consumed helped to  lift their spirits. But I think it was raw talent.

The host for the evening, Jeremy, kept everyone engaged and laughing.

Be sure not to miss the next Legion Paint Nite.

Here is a gallery of photos and fun from this month’s Paint Nite.

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May 6th! Kentucky Derby Day!

Kentucky Derby Party!

Our friend Bruce Bigler with his derby hat from last year. Great job Bruce!

Got your Derby Hat?
Well we have a Derby Hat contest this Saturday 05/06/2017
at Post 1776!

Stop on in for a day of festivities! The Derby party starts at 11am.


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Cinco De Mayo! Party Time at Post 1776!!!

Cinco De Mayo Party!

Great Food & Drink today and everyday at Post 1776!
Come on in and celebrate with us.

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GB Leighton
May 19th 9pm-12pm
American Legion Hall Post 1776, Apple Valley MN

Order your tickets for this event by clicking here!

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Commander’s Message – May 2017

Greetings to Everyone!

Well, I think spring is finally here!! All the trees are budding and tulips are coming up!! I’m so thankful for this time of year!! Everything is new, fresh and clean!! Speaking of being clean…we have scheduled a clean-up day here at the Legion on May 20th! If it’s raining, we will do it the 21st. I need a volunteer to organize the day since some of us will be at the 3rd District Convention that day. Please call me if you are willing to help with that. We plan on doing a general cleaning of everything….power-washing the pavilion and patio, washing windows, picking up garbage and anything else that we can see that needs to be done. I will be getting the boy scouts to help out also. It would be nice to get this all done before the 4th of July!!

Dates to keep in mind are May 20th for the 3rd District Convention in New Prague and July 13th – 15th for the Department Convention in Mahnomen at the Shooting Star Casino. There is also another event that you should consider attending and that would be the MN American Legion Training that will take place June 23rd – 25th at Legionville. There is no cost for this and you can stay right there for no charge. This is for all members who would like to learn more about being part of the leadership for the Legion. I will put a link to the registration form on our website or you can contact me and I will print one out for you if you don’t have a computer.

Don’t forget about elections this month! We need everyone to come vote!! Make sure you bring your current dues card with you. I’m in need of a 2nd Vice Commander for this upcoming year. Right now we don’t have anyone in line for that position. We will also be taking nominations for all offices before the meeting on May 16th.

The 4th of July will be here before you know it! Tickets for the raffle will be ready to sell very soon. Remember, this is our biggest fundraiser for the year so we really need to sell as many as possible. If you want to sell tickets to earn your dues for next year, you must sell 75 tickets! You have to check out all 75 at once so we can keep track of them. It was just too hard to do when people were taking 10 or 20 at time to sell. We will also need a ton of volunteers for that day and I’m looking for a Grand Marshall. If you know of anyone who we should honor that day, let me know.

We are getting close to starting the new Disabled American Veterans group here at the Legion. I’m working closely with the State and National leaders to get this going. If you are interested, please contact me to get your name on the list.

We are still looking for a kitchen manager! Keep your ears open for anyone you think would be a good fit for the Legion!

Here is something for you to think about this month…..

The truth of the matter is that you ALWAYS know the right thing to do.

The hard part is DOING it!” – Norman Schwarzkopf

Commander Carla

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May 2017 Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Network of Apple Valley

May 2017

The Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Network of Apple Valley exists to serve Veterans, those actively in the Military, 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, and the special abilities you have.

Good to see many of you at the Apple Valley Home and Garden Show! Thanks for stopping by to say hello.

Some recent examples of how we have done this:

  • Last month we helped with a car repairs, household moving, and several referrals. If you are in need of assistance, know of a military family needing help, or if you can help provide assistance, such as lawn care, ride to VA or an appointment, home repairs, or car repairs, etc., please contact us 952-923-5014.
  • The monthly Military Appreciation Dinners are growing in attendance, but there is still room for you! We partner with the Legion to provide excellent meals, which BTYR serves to Veterans at no charge. Preregistration is requested – just RSVP at yellowribbonav@gmail.com or leave a message on our phone at 952-923-5014. The next Appreciation Dinner is the 18th of May at the Apple Valley American Legion Post 1776.
  • If you were not at the April Appreciation Dinner you missed an excellent presentation by Len Hagenson. He recently returned from a deployment to Quatar. Many fascinating pictures and stories – and he answered questions from the audience. Thank you Len!
  • The May Appreciation Dinner Speaker is scheduled to be the 34th Division Commander, MG Jon Jensen, who is also a resident of Apple Valley. Please join us for a very interesting evening!
  • Please note we will not have an Appreciation Dinner in June or July due to the many activities of summer. Our next dinner after May is August 17th.

Upcoming Events:

May 4th, 2017: General and Board meeting, 6:30 pm at AV American Legion Post 1776

May 13 and 14: See you at Von Hansen’s in Apple Valley

May 18th, 2017: Military Appreciation Dinner at 5:30pm.

May 29th, 2017: Memorial Day (observed)

June 1st: General and Board meeting, 6:30 pm at the AV American Legion Post 1776

No dinner in June

No meetings or dinner in July

August 3rd: General and Board meeting, 6:30 pm at the AV American Legion Post 1776

August 17th: Military Appreciation Dinner at the AV American Legion Post 1776

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

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Rest with God Megan Marie. We will miss you.

Our sweet Megan Marie has made her way to heaven to be in eternal peace… It breaks all of our hearts to see you gone too soon … You were a breath of fresh air and everyone loved you and your beautiful smile! It still seems very unreal… You were a sweet girl that could ‘rock the bandana like no other!’ Rest in peace Megs, we will miss you SO MUCH… Love you.

“26 My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”
Psalm 73:26

Rest with God Megan Marie. You will be missed here on Earth.

There is an obituary on white funeral website as well. We have a donation box set up at the podium for the family. Also, a basket to put memories, stuffed animals, etc.

[Update on Service]
Memorial Service was held 2 PM Thursday, April 27, 2017 at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church, 5025 Knox Ave. So., Mpls, MN; with a visitation one hour prior to service. Following the service there was a remembrance for friends and family at The American Legion, Post 1776, 14521 Granada Drive, Apple Valley, MN. R.I.P our sweet Megan! In lieu of flowers, you may donate memorials to Meg’s favorite charity: www.wildcatsanctuary.org.

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Honey Jack is back!

Let me preface this posting by saying I don’t drink a lot. But I do have my one shot of Jack Daniels a day (purely for medicinal purposes – see the 11 health benefits of it). Anyone at the Legion will tell you I am more at home with a cup of coffee than a beer. With that being the case, imagine my surprise when I heard that my favorite liquor was in stock!

I had the pleasure of having breakfast with Carla (our Commander), Joe and their lovely daughter this morning. Where I was reminded by Joe that the Post now has Jack Daniel’s Honey liquor behind the bar.

If you have not tried this liquor over ice you do not know what you are missing! It is so smooth and tasty that I find stopping at just one may is difficult to do. It is the perfect after meal drink.

I’ve been a fan of Jack Daniels for decades and Honey Jack as I call it, for the past few years. Come on in folks and try it. You’ll like it.

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Sunday Brunch Buffet – $10.95

The Sunday brunch buffet at the Legion runs from 8am to 12 noon. Come on down and join us! $10.95. It is available every 1st Sunday of the month.

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