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Congratulations Bernie Priebe
2017 Post 56 Legionnaire of the Year
Pictured L-R: Roger Bakken, Bill
Goette ,Bernie Priebe and Dave Skogheim at Post 56 Legionnaire of
the Year Presentation ceremonies.
|Post 56 Legionnaire
of the Year and Continuous Membership Recognition Ceremonies were held
70 Year Member: Donald K.
60 Year Members:
Harold Bolinger, Raymond J Cochlin, Roland Green, Leo C Sukow, John
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.
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
Dave Mullenbach and Mike Levisen ringing bells
for the American Legion Post 56
at Market Place for Salvation Army red
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
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