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Leo Carey American Legion Post 56 - Albert Lea

142 North Broadway

Albert Lea, Minnesota 56007

(507) 373-7993

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The Honor Guard unit consists of approximately twenty volunteer members. It provides a dignified representation to fellow veterans at funeral services, ceremonies, parades and civic events. At each military funeral, a full complement consists of 7 riflemen, 1 sergeant and 1 bugler dressed in American Legion uniforms.

The main function is to attend church services for the deceased veteran and perform a 21 gun volley at the cemetery or what ever is deemed appropriate by the family. At this time The Flag of our Country is folded and on behalf of a grateful nation, presented to the next of kin. The bugler plays taps to end the service.

The service is available for any veteran upon request by the deceased veterans’ family. It is initiated by calling the Freeborn County Veterans Service Officer. (Ron Ruele  507-377-5184)

In addition, the unit provides color guard functions at ceremonies, civic events, parades, etc.

Any donations to the American Legion Honor Guard in the name of the deceased veteran is greatly appreciated.

Contact Person:  Bill Christenson  (507) 373-7993

Post 56 Legion Honor Guard


American Legion Post 56 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 447 present commemorative flag to veteran's family


Photo by Jason Menssen

September 26, 2011

Memorial Days Ceremonies