American Legion

Millville Legion earns 
membership award

Mar 25, 2020
National American Legion Commander James W. “Bill” Oxford presented leaders of the Millville Valley American Legion Post with a certificate in recognition of membership at goal or all-time high by Oxford’s visit. Pictured, from left, are Post Commander Don Sexton, Membership Chair Dick Grobe,...

Peters testifies on Purple Heart license plate legislation

Mar 11, 2020
The Minnesota House Veterans and Military Affairs Finance and Policy Division Committee recently heard Rep. Kristin Bahner, District 34B (center), presenting her Motor Vehicles bearing Purple Heart medal plate fee exemptions bill (HF 3552), with testimony support by Ryan Sabinish (left), past state...

Connect with an aging veteran

Feb 20, 2020
Over a period of my 80 years of life, one begins to understand the make-up and wisdom of organizations. These organizations could consist of industry firms, political entities, non-profit groups such as civic, religious and veteran’s organizations. Over the course of time, emerges the “Silo...

Legions should continue paying property taxes

Feb 12, 2020
To the editor: As a member of the American Legion I support the Legion paying property taxes on buildings we own. Those taxes support the G.I. Bill, healthcare, pensions, boys staters, homes, cemeteries, too many to mention. Continued support from taxes will help to drive membership in the...

Chaplains honored on Feb. 3

Jan 22, 2020
Every year, American Legion posts nationwide commemorate the selfless acts of four chaplains on or near Feb. 3, designated Four Chaplains Day by Congress in 1948. Through interfaith services, memorial ceremonies and other solemn events, members of the American Legion family lead their communities...

WWII vet tells old stories on new year’s eve day

Jan 9, 2020
On New Year’s Eve Day the owner of Rochester’s Pasquale’s Pizza and Sen. Carla Nelson, Rochester hosting a pizza celebration for the “Greatest Generation” World War II veterans. Ten veterans and their spouses or care givers attended this event and for two hours veterans shared their stories. One...

Pillow cleaning to be Sept. 19 at Legion

Sep 11, 2019
The American Legion Auxiliary invites everyone to Carlson’s Pillow Cleaning Service on Thursday, Sept. 19, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Legion clubrooms on South Washington Street in Lake City.Pillows will be cleaned, deodorized, sanitized and fluffed.  This is a mobile unit offering same day...

School patrol students enjoy picnic

Jul 10, 2019
Thirty-one Bluff View Elementary School sixth grade school patrol students enjoyed an end-of-year picnic at Hok-Si-La Park.  Five school patrol captains for 2018-2019, Isabell Welsh, Izzy Quinn, Aiden Veronen, Isaac Forbes and Greg Banaszynski didn’t have the opportunity to attend Legionville last...

Legion presents awards for membership goals

Jun 26, 2019
At its monthly meeting on June 6, two American Legion Post 579 members received awards. Membership director Dick Grobe (right) was presented with the post’s All Time High Membership Goal and past commander Gary Balcome (center) was presented with the post’s 2019 Membership Goal.  The awards were...

Legion presents Blue Star banner

Jun 12, 2019
Recently Millville American Post 579 membership director Dick Grobe (left) presented a Blue Star Banner to Denay Kelly, whose son Jacob Kelsey is serving in the Armed Forces. “Blue Star Banners are displayed in the front window of their homes which  shows the family’s pride in their loved one...

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