10th District commander’s December 2023 report

By Matthew Berens

Holiday greetings to everyone in the Minnesota American Legion Family from all of us in the Mighty Tenth District.

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Matt Berens

I must say that this has been an enjoyable time of year so far. As of this writing, Veterans Day was recently upon us. I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to all veterans, past and present, for their service to our beloved nation. And I would like to send a special thank you to the Anoka, Mound, Fridley and Harris posts for their outstanding Veterans Day Dinners and warm fellowship.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved in recent revitalization efforts. Not just in our district, but the department as a whole. I am happy to report that both the Coon Rapids and Edina posts are on track to have an exciting 2024 thanks to a lot of hard work. Let’s keep that momentum going!

Lastly, I wanted to send holiday warm wishes to my parents, Butch and Kathi. And to all of the Legion Family in my hometown of Benson.

It’s been fun getting feedback from the veterans in the old 7th District stomping grounds. May everyone in the Minnesota American Legion Family have a happy and safe holiday season as well. As always, I can be reached at mtberen@yahoo.com. Cheers!