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Leo Carey American Legion Post 56 - Albert Lea

142 North Broadway

Albert Lea, Miepnnesota 56007

(507) 373-7993

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Post 56 Legionnaire of the Year and Continuous Membership Recognition Ceremonies were held April 17


Congratulations Bernie Priebe 2017 Post 56 Legionnaire of the Year


70 Year Member: Donald K. Drommerhausen

60 Year Members:  Harold Bolinger, Raymond J Cochlin, Roland Green, Leo C Sukow, John "Jay" Johnsrud

50 Year Members:  Jerome E Arett, John M Foss, Robert J Johnson, James L Madson, Richard K Rierson, David A Skogheim, David K Elvebak,

Ernest C Halvorson, Larry Lestrud, Kenneth L Nelson, Warren Severtson, Gary S Wangen, Alf D Wiik




Post 56 Honor Guard members recently participated in a veteran's committal ceremony at the Preston State Veterans Cemetery in Preston, Minnesota.




Post Everlasting Ceremonies were held March 20. Among those remembered were 42 Leo Carey Post 56 members whose names were being transferred to the Post Everlasting.  Bonnie Schneider, Auxiliary President, presented a cake to Post 56.  Piano music played during the meal and at the end of the ceremony was provided by Kristine Allas.





Post 56 volunteers recently installed insulation wrap around heating and cooling ductwork in addition to replacing ceiling panels.  Thanks goes out to Dave Mullenbach, Tom Mullenbach, Jim Westeng, Dave Allard, Tom Norby, Terry Peterson & Wes Halverson.




Dave Mullenbach and Mike Levisen ringing bells for the American Legion Post 56

at Market Place for Salvation Army red kettle program






Quilts of Valor Ceremony


At Post 56 Friday September 30, a group of quilt makers from central Minnesota, representing the Quilt of Valor Foundation, arrived to award local veterans a hand made quilt.

Post 56 1st Vice Commander Paul Nolette, with Les Schaunce and Albert Lea Mayor Vern Rasmussen welcomed the ladies prior to the ceremony.  A contingent of Legion

Riders escorted their bus into Albert Lea.


Learn more about the Quilts of Valor Foundation at




Post 56 Corn Feed Brat/Hamburger Fundraiser Activities August 13








Albert Lea July 3 Parade Activities





Installation of Officer ceremonies were held at Post 56 June 20.  Among officer leadership were, Robert Friday - Commander; Paul Nolette - 1st Vice; Jeff Olson - 2nd Vice


First District Officers, Arnie Troe, Roland Hanson & Roger German with Post 56 Commander Robert Friday at officer installation June 20.

Installation of Post 56 officers were held June 20 at Post 56 facilities.


Robert Friday was installed as Post 56 Commander during officer installation ceremonies June 20.


Outgoing Post 56 Commander Wes Halverson comments during installation of officer ceremonies.


Auxiliary President Bonnie Schneider presents Post 56 a donation from the Auxiliary membership.

Dave Mullenbach presents Post 56 Legion baseball coach Jay Enderson a plague of appreciation for dedication & service to the success of Albert Lea baseball 2016.




Disposal of Unserviceable U.S. Flags ceremonies were held at the Albert Lea Airport Sunday morning June 12.  Members of American Legion Post 56,

American Legion Riders Chapter 56, representatives from a local Boy Scout Troop, and members of the Albert Lea Fire Department participated in the annual event.





2016 Memorial Day Activities






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