Wed. Jul 8th, 2020

American Legion Post 1776

Serving Veterans since 1976

RIP Al Lilga. You will be missed.

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From Bill Quintus:

I was informed yesterday that Al Lilga, our long time Color Guard/Honor Guard Member has passed away. He apparently died in his sleep at The Legacy of Farmington Assisted Living Facility in Farmington, in the apartment he shared with his wife Elaine.

The Apple Valley American Legion Post 1776 Color Guard/Honor Guard stands ready to support Elaine and family in the best traditions we can and requested by the family. Al was a friend to all of us, a fellow Veteran & Legionnaire and a long-time Member of our Post Color Guard/Honor Guard. He will be dearly missed.

Al was our American Flag bearer. His honorable service to our Country, his pride as an Army Soldier and his determination to fly Old Glory straight and tall as a Member of our Squad, is a testament to his love for our Country, respect for fellow Veterans and hope for our continued freedoms. He loved carrying our American Flag and he made us all proud as he marched, stood tall at Present Arms, and retired the flag with all the honor it deserves. Al was our American Flag bearer.

To each of you, I pass along my deepest condolences, we lost a Brother at Arms and a dear friend.

We’ll pass along additional information on Services for Al as we are notified. If requested by family, I hope all of you will be honored to participate in this American Heroes’ final goodbye.

Warmest Regards,

Bill Quintus
Apple Valley American Legion Post 1776 Color Guard/Honor Guard

6 thoughts on “RIP Al Lilga. You will be missed.

    1. Services:
      Feb 24th (Monday)
      Sheppard of the Valley
      12650 Johnny Cake Rd.
      Apple Valley MN 55124

      10:30 am – 11:30 am Visitation
      11:35 to 11:40 Honor and Color Guard
      11:40 – 12:30 Service
      12:30 – 1 pm Lunch
      Fort Snelling Service – Al’s Fort Snelling services will be conducted at Shelter #3. Please plan on arriving no later than 1:30 PM for his scheduled 1:45 PM Service.

  1. Services:
    Feb 24th (Monday)
    Sheppard of the Valley
    12650 Johnny Cake Rd.
    Apple Valley MN 55124

    10:30 am – 11:30 am Visitation
    11:35 to 11:40 Honor and Color Guard
    11:40 – 12:30 Service
    12:30 – 1 pm Lunch
    Fort Snelling Service – Al’s Fort Snelling services will be conducted at Shelter #3. Please plan on arriving no later than 1:30 PM for his scheduled 1:45 PM Service.

  2. The family of Keith LaCroix sends our condolences. Thank you for your service as well as your gracious volunteer work with the Honor Guard. It was our pleasure and honor to have you at Keith’s service.

  3. To the family of Al Lilga. Al, you will be missed. Thank you for your many years of service to the Legion and the Color/Honor Guard.
    Rest in Peace dear friend.

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