We are presently making changes to our website. We have added "Helpful Links" offering links to sites beneficial to our soldiers, veterans, and their families; added the "Sons of the American Legion", and are making several changes to individual pages. As always, we appreciate your input and patience. Thank you!
REMEMBER OUR ACTIVE DUTY PERSONNEL & A RECOVERING AMERICAN SOLDIER
when you are sending out your Christmas cards!
NOW AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING - THE MOVIE
“HONOR FLIGHT - ONE LAST MISSION”
AN EMOTIONAL MUST SEE!! This documentary tells us that most of soldiers “came home from the war, put their duffle bags in the basement and went out and got jobs” and never talked about their experiences. We are losing those Veterans at the rate of over 900 per day. Their stories and experiences are going with them. This documentary got the Veterans to open up and talk about it, many for the first time.
We have the freedom we have today because of them, and we need to hear their stories.
The movie (84 min) is now available for viewing at no charge. Movie may be taken home or viewed upstairs. Movie must be reserved and signed out. Contact the bartender 507-467-3440 for details.
When filling out your Christmas cards this year, send a card to this address:
A Recovering American Soldier
c/o Walter Reed Army Medical Center
6900 Georgia Avenue
NW Washington, DC 20307-5001
Such a small thing to do for these special people who have sacrificed so much.
!!! THE FIRST DISTRICT NOW HAS A FACE BOOK PAGE !!!The American Legion Department of Minnesota is happy to announce that all ten districts now have face book pages. Ralph Schneekloth from Mabel Post 299 has volunteered to take care of the page. The face book page is MN FIRST DISTRICT, please visit this page if you have a face book account and let Ralph know what you think. If you have anything to post on the District Face Book page please send it to Ralph at : firstname.lastname@example.org
VETERAN SUICIDE PREVENTION
Whether a veteran has just returned home, or served years ago, their experiences remain with them. Their wounds might not be visible, but they need our attention. Anyone who knows a veteran can help.
A free, confidential resource that veterans, their families and friends can access any day, any time by manned by trained professionals at the Veterans Crisis Line —many of them veterans themselves—who are ready to listen, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, or send a text message to 838255 or chat online http://www.veteranscrisisline.net
BELL OF HONOR
The Bell of Honor is available, upon the family's invitation to be present at the final resting place, at funerals, memorials or during special occasions worthy of the honor. Based in Rochester, MN.
Freedom Honor Flight
Freedom Honor Flight has expanded its service to serve Rochester, Minnesota area veterans. Freedom Honor Flight provides this trip free to veterans as a tribute for their service. A trip which is beyond the reach of many veterans due to cost and physical limitations. World War II, Korea and veterans with a terminal illness have priority status for this year’s flights. Officials estimate that in the 25 counties the hub now serves, there remain more than 5,000 World War II veterans who haven’t yet participated in an Honor Flight.
Please contact Deane Benson at 507-467-3650 or the Legion at (507)467-3440 for upcoming flight dates and details.
WE HAVE INSTALLED AN ANNOUNCEMENT MONITOR IN THE BAR POSTING UPCOMING EVENTS, HONORING OUR SERVICE PERSONNEL, VETERANS AND AUXILIARY.
*See Gayle Robbert (Bar Manager) if you have announcements you would like posted.
Announcements should pertain to Legion, Auxiliary, or SAL business.
DONATIONS ARE ALWAYS NEEDED AND APPRECIATED FOR PACKAGES
SENT TO OUR ACTIVE DUTY TROOPS BY THE AUXILIARY!!
or pick up a list under the announcement monitor at the Legion.
Don’t have time to shop .. we have people who will do the shopping. Donations are tax deductable.
Checks should be sent to American Legion Auxiliary (ATTN: The Troops), PO Box 285, Lanesboro, MN 55949.
Checks and cash may also be left with the bartender on duty.
*Make sure the bartender knows that it is for "the Troops" project.
Please take time to check out our Active Duty Personnel and Veterans. These galleries are to honor those who are now serving and those who so proudly served our country in the past, both living and deceased.
*Active Duty Personnel and Veterans do not have to
be members of the American Legion to be posted on our website.
*Active Duty Personnel and Veterans do not have to be members of the American Legion to be posted on our website.
HAVING A PARTY OR MEETING? HAVE IT AT THE LEGION!
Upstairs facilities available to anyone for meetings and/or parties.
*You do not have to be a member to rent the facilities.
Meetings / Kitchen / Dining Hall only, no Bar - everything you need except the food and cooks $30
Entire upstairs with Bar and Bartender $50
Call 507-467-3440 during business hours for bookings.
Have questions, comments, would like to receive announcements by email, or post announcements
email email@example.com or call Anne Tuff 507-259-1508 (cell).
Please include a phone number and the best time to reach you if you are emailing in case we have questions.