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Monday - Friday opens 3 pm
Saturday opens 12:30 pm
Sunday opens 3 pm (May 19 thru Labor Day)
Monday - Friday 4 pm - 6:30 pm
Saturday 12:30 pm - 3 pm
MEAT RAFFLE every Friday at 6:30 pm
... Come Early ... Seating goes fast!
Pull tabs and Electronic Gambling available.
ATM Machine available on premise
Freedom Honor Flight Expands
Freedom Honor Flight of La Crosse, WI has expanded its service to serve Rochester, Minnesota area veterans. Freedom Honor Flight previously shared part of its service area with a Rochester-based hub, which is no longer operating.
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 those veterans with a terminal illnesss have priority status for this year’s flights. The next flight is set for September 21, 2013 so get your applications in.
Let us not forget the Veterans who gave so much so we could enjoy the freedoms we have today . . .
Our soldiers who are working hard for us now . . .
And remember that they were people with fire and passion embedded inside . . .
They die for this country, So remember and honor them with pride . . .
Last but definitely not least, remember the Auxiliary members who donate so many selfless hours wherever needed to support our veterans and troops . . .
HELP US HONOR OUR SOLDIERS AND VETERANS!!
*Active Duty Personnel and Veterans do not have to be members of the American Legion.
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OF SPECIAL INTEREST . . .
The following article was sent to Deane to be shared . . . a must read!!!!
"IN GOD WE TRUST"
Here’s a photo taken of Ann Margret (correct spelling) taken in 1988:
This is a good counter-balance story to the Jane Fonda, " Vietnam Woman Of The Year," story.
Richard was disappointed, but wanted to show her the photo and let her know how
much those shows meant to lonely GI's so far from home. Ann Margaret came out
looking as beautiful as ever and, as second in line, it was soon Richard's turn.
With that, she pulled Richard across the table and planted a big kiss on him. She then made quite a to-do about the bravery of the young men she met over the years, how much she admired them, and how much she appreciated them. There weren't too many dry eyes among those close enough to hear. She then posed for pictures and acted as if he were the only one there.
That night was a turning point for him. He walked a little straighter and, for the first time in years, was proud to have been a Vet. I'll never forget Ann Margret for her graciousness and how much that small act of kindness meant to my husband.
Later at dinner, Richard was very quiet. When I asked if he'd like to talk about it, my big, strong husband broke down in tears.. ''That's the first time anyone ever thanked me for my time in the Army,'' he said.
make it a point to say 'Thank you' to every person I come across who served in
our Armed Forces. Freedom does not come cheap and I am grateful for all those
who have served their country.
A True Patriot Will Pass This On. A Foreigner In This Country Might Not.
be too busy today..
behalf of those who DO appreciate all that you did for us,
IF YOU DON'T STAND BEHIND OUR TROOPS, PLEASE, FEEL FREE TO STAND IN FRONT OF THEM!
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.
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