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|Post 56 Legionnaire
of the Year and Continuous Membership Recognition Ceremonies were held
Congratulations Bernie Priebe
2017 Post 56 Legionnaire of the Year
|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
56 Corn Feed Brat/Hamburger Fundraiser Activities August 13
Albert Lea July 3 Parade Activities
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