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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 Installation of Officers Ceremonies were held June 19


Incoming Post 56 Commander Paul Nolette

Outgoing Commander Robert Friday

Robert Friday congratulates Post 56 Commander Paul Nolette

1st District representative Jim Kellogg addresses officers installation

1st District Commander Les Shaunce, 1st District officers Roland Hanson & Arnold Troe

Post 56 First Vice Commander Jeff Olson, Jim Kellogg, Les Shaunce, Roland Hanson, Arnold Troe, Post 56 Commander Paul Nolette




Flag Retirement Ceremony June 11, 2017



Memorial Day Activities 2017






Honoring Glaydon Iverson




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 April 17

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.


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Post 56 Corn Feed Brat/Hamburger Fundraiser Activities August 13






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