Lake City American Legion

Lake City Legion announces officer corps

May 11, 2017
The Lake City Louis McCahill American Legion Post 110 elected a new board of directors for the 2017–2018 calendar year. The following officers by position will take over in June. Elected as post commander, Dan Smith; post adjutant, Andru Peters; post 1st vice commander, Gene Schumann; post...

'Flags of Valor' fundraising begins

Apr 26, 2017
The Lake City American Legion and Auxiliary are again planning a “Flags of Valor” project that will bring hundreds of flags to the Riverwalk over Water Ski Days weekend, and they are seeking donations to make it happen. People can donate $10 per flag in honor of or in memory of an individual,...

McKenzie marks 70 years in American Legion

Mar 22, 2017
Dave McKenzie is the fourth member of the Lake City American Legion to receive a 70-year membership plaque from the organization this year. He joins Donald Palmer, Babe TerBorch and Donald Dahling. McKenzie served in the United States Navy from the summer of 1942 to the spring of 1946. For much of...

70-year legion members look back

Mar 9, 2017
Three members of the Lake City American Legion Post received 70-year membership plaques on March 2. Donald Palmer, 96, served in the Army Air Force from 1942 to 1945. His World War II service took him from India to Morocco and up into Italy. Babe TerBorch, 91, served in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to...

Legion of bikers tour through Lake City

Jul 14, 2016
Dozens of motorcycles from around southeastern Minnesota cluttered Washington Street around the American Legion post Saturday morning as riders in the District 1 American Legion benefit ride made a stop here. This year’s tour started with breakfast in Mazeppa. The group continued from here on to...

Letter: Flags of Valor project exceeded expectations

Jun 29, 2016
To the editor: At the January joint meeting of the American Legion post and auxiliary, Tom and Linda Lemmerman of Mazeppa were our guest speakers. They planted a seed when they informed us about their successful American Legion flag project they had in Mazeppa the past year called Field of Flags....

Legion supports Bluff View school patrol

Jun 9, 2016
American Legion Commander Emery Fick (back right) and Auxiliary President Vicky Fick (back left) presented awards to 30 Bluff View Elementary sixth grade school patrol students before the students set out for an end of the year picnic at Hok-Si-La Park. Four School Patrol captains, Owen Meyers,...

Legion Auxiliary President: It's time to focus on veterans

Jun 9, 2016
Editor’s note: This speech was delivered at the Lake City Memorial Day Ceremony on May 30 in Patton Park. On this Memorial Day I’m starting the introduction to the ceremony different from years past. For thousands of veterans returning from war, the war isn’t over. They suffer from post traumatic...

Lake City Memorial Day message: Remember vets living with PTSD

Jun 2, 2016
In her keynote address at the Lake City Memorial Day observance on May 30, United States Marine Corps Veteran Catherine Gallenberger of Wabasha said that 22 veterans and one current service member take their own lives each day. “10,000 have died by their own hand in the last 10 years,” she said, a...

Donations sought for 'Flags of Valor' display

Jun 2, 2016
The Lake City American Legion Post 110 and Auxiliary are asking for donations for their project, Flags of Valor. Flags will be displayed during Water Ski Days weekend from Ohuta Park towards the Willows along the Riverwalk. Support and donations are needed to cover the costs of flag rental....

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