Veterans

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Nation’s longest-living Gold Star Mother honored in Big Lake

Big Lake High School and Big Lake Post & Unit 147 hosted a special event called Stellabration on Jan. 6, with a special appearance from the King himself, Elvis Presley.

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Sports betting bill provides tax relief for charitable gambling

ST. PAUL — The American Legion Department of Minnesota, Allied Charities of Minnesota and the Minnesota Indian Gaming Association all are in support of a sports betting bill that would provide historic tax relief for charitable gambling.

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Patrol was better than base politics and cleaning latrines

“If Russia invaded Europe, our mission was to hold the line for two weeks, but in reality, we had somewhere between two hours and two days before our unit would be overran."

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Horse ranch up north provides healing through equine therapy

BAGLEY — For many of us, it takes a few hard knocks before we wake up to the truth and His greater plan for our lives.

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Vietnam Veterans Day to be honored at Forest Lake post

FOREST LAKE — American Legion Post 225 in Forest Lake is hosting its Vietnam Veterans Day Ceremony for the 17th year.

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DSO: A challenge for heroes: St. Augusta Post 621 vs. Hastings Post 47

In the heartland of Minnesota, where communities thrive on the spirit of giving, two American Legion posts embarked on a remarkable mission. It all began with a challenge — a challenge to make a difference in the lives of veterans, their families and the entire community.

Go to ‘Just because you have a blue hat, it doesn’t mean you don’t know anything’

‘Just because you have a blue hat, it doesn’t mean you don’t know anything’

MONTGOMERY — American Legion members who wear blue caps matter the most, said American Legion National Vice Commander Raymond Vail at the Appreciation Rally on March 2 at Montgomery Post 79.

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Air Force Band and Singing Sergeants tour Midwestern states

All concerts are free and open to the public though tickets are required.

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One of the final Tarawa veterans recalls battle from 80 years ago

ALBERT LEA — On a hot November day 80 years ago, 21-year-old Pfc. Lupe Gasca found himself on the other side of the world, wading through a chest deep lagoon with Japanese bullets hitting the water to his left and right. Now 101 years old, the lifelong resident of Albert Lea recalls his involvement in one of the defining battles of World War II — the Battle of Tarawa.

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Minnesota Commander: Credit belongs to members and supporters

We have the honor of hosting National Commander Daniel Seehafer from April 14 through the 18. Please look at the website for locations and see if you can attend any of his stops. We need to show him how great the Department of Minnesota is. The national commander will be at Veterans Day on the Hill on April 17.