On behalf of Leo Carey American Legion Post 56 and it’s 487 post members, 233 Auxiliary members, 131 SAL members, and 70 Legion Riders, Welcome!
We work tirelessly to provide a atmosphere where members or non-members and their families can enjoy delightful dining, entertainment and fellowship within our facility.
THE AMERICAN LEGION PREAMBLE
"For God and Country, we associate ourselves together for the following purposes: To uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America; to maintain law and order; to foster and perpetuate a 100-percent Americanism; to preserve the memories and incidents of our associations in all wars; to inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the community, state and nation; to combat the autocracy of both the classes and the masses; to make right the master of might; to promote peace and good will on earth; to safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of justice, freedom and democracy; to consecrate and sanctify our comradeship by our devotion to mutual helpfulness."
The Legion was founded on the premise that all those serving in the U.S. Armed Forces during times of national crisis, regardless of place of service, are eligible to belong to The American Legion. Our membership is based on period of service, not place of service. Therefore, if you have served at least one day of active duty since Dec. 7, 1941, and must show a DD 214 and honorably discharged, you can become a member.
New membership - contact the office at 507-373-7993. The cost of annual membership is $45.00 Starting in 2025 the membership will be $50.00.
Renewal membership (by 2 methods)
Mail - the American National Legion mails out the renewal notices starting in July.
Membership in The American Legion Auxiliary shall be limited to grandmothers, mothers, sisters, spouses, and direct and adopted female descendants of all men and women who served on active duty in the Armed Forces and died in the line of duty or after honorable discharge.
New membership - contact the office at 507-373-7993. The cost of annual membership is $34.00
Renewal memberships (by 2 methods)
Mail - the Albert Lea Auxiliary Membership officer will mail out the renewal notices starting in Sept.
Online - https://www.legion-aux.org/renew
All male descendants adopted sons, and stepsons of members of The American Legion, and such male descendants of veterans who died in service who served honorably or who died subsequent to their honorable discharge.
New Membership - contact the office at 507-373-7993. The cost of annual membership is $30.00
Renewal Membership (by 2 methods)
Mail - the Legion Adjutant officer will mail out the renewal notices starting in August.
It’s a membership you purchase with a lump sum that makes you a Paid-Up-For-Life member of The American Legion. Joining the Paid-Up-For-Life assures you of all the benefits of American Legion membership for life, with no additional future payment — no matter how much the cost of your benefits may go up. Payments for one year are interest free. https://www.legion.org/join/pufl
The objective of the Riders is to support the aims and purposes of the American Legion, through service to our Community, State and Nation. A current Legion membership and a motorcycle is needed to be a Legion Rider.
Contact Larry Larson, 1st Director of Chapter 56 at 507-383-3389
Post Commanders Ole Olson
1st Vice Commander Kurt Freitag
2nd Vice Commander Paul Ragatz
Adjutant Tom Norby
Finance Officer Barb Babb
Trustee Arlyn Anderson
Trustee Les Shaunce
Trustee Steve Olson
Trustee Sid Troutner
Adjutant Secretaries Sandy Norby & Lynn Koza
President Beth Birch
Treasurer Jean Enstad
Secretary Paulette Anderson
Chaplain Carol Olson
Sergeant-at-Arms/Historian Lynn Koza
Executive Committee Theresa Knudtson & Sandy Norby
Commander Lowell Millhouse
1st Vice Commander Scott Kallberg
Secretary/Treasurer/Adjutant Larry Larson
Sergeant-at-arms Bruce Camerer
Director open position
1st Director Larry Larson
Treasurer Bill Koza
Secretary Cindy Halverson
Sergeant-at-Arms Bruce Camerer
Chaplain Open position
Road Captain Scott Kallberg
Safety Officer Larry Luebke
Historian Larry Fisher
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