Welcome to Aitkin Legion Post 86
General Meetings continue to be on the Second Thursday of each month at 7 pm! It's a great way to support the Post! Hope to see you there!
Hours of Operation:
Check out what the Auxiliary is doing for Veterans, Schools, and Community!
Just go up to the top of the web site, and click on 'Auxiliary Report'.
Commander: Gary Clepper
1st Vice Commander: Doug Huspek
2nd Vice Commander: Al Lindenfelser
Chaplain: Paul Kellerma
Judge Advocate: Arnie Swanson
Historian: Glen Bakken
Service Officer: Frank Kingsley
Adjutant: Jeff Workman
Sgt. At Arms: Robert Brandt
Finance Gerry Olsen
Past Commander: Bob Carlson
Aitkin American Legion, Post 86
July, August, September 2019
Greetings to everyone! Hope your summer is going well and you are enjoying all the fun that is happening in our community and at Post 86. Now is the time to attend the Legion's First Friday Dinner and our Sunday Breakfast Buffet on the third Sunday of each month. The meals are excellent and the price is always right! make sure to check out calendars included with your newsletter or at aitkinpost86.org!
Our country's Birthday Celebration on July 4 this just around the corner, so let's remember to cherish the freedoms that have endured for over 200 years. Being a part of the American Legion Family is just one of the ways you can be a part of keeping our freedoms and traditions. Come to the monthly meetings (2nd Thursday of each month, 7 pm), support the many fun activities at the Post. Remember we are an organization that supports and advocates for our nation's veterans--the men and women of the military.
Between the members of the Post, Auxiliary, Color Guard and Sons of the American Legion, seems like there is always some event going one almost every day. Check out the calendar!
Riverboat Days will be here before long--there are lots of fun things happening at the Post on Saturday, Aug 3rd. There will be various vendors selling a variety of items. Contact the Legion if you are interested in having a booth. The Auxiliary will be selling 'walking tacos' along with a Bake Sale. Music, Games, Food and much more will be happening all day! what a fun day for the whole family.
Did you know that the American Legion will be 100 years old on Sept 7, 2019! Post 86 will be hosting an OPEN HOUSE to celebrate! More detail and information will be announced at our general meetings, at the Post bulletin board, and on this web site. Make sure you stop in the Legion to hear more!
Ladies of Auxiliary continue to do so many projects! We could sure use a few more hands helping us out.
We'll be needing volunteers to help at our booth for Riverboat days. Just a couple hours of your time is so much appreciated. Visiting with our veterans every month is a project we could use your assistance. Attend our monthly meetings to learn more. At the Dept of Minnesota Convention Auxiliary Unit 86 received several
Citations of Service as well as several Honorable Mentions for the following:
Auxiliary Emergency Fund**Leadership***National Security
Education****Past Presidents Parley*Poppy
Public Relations***Service to Veterans**Veterans Affairs
Everyone who volunteers their time and efforts is very much appreciated! See you there!
Legion General Membership Meeting, 2nd Thursday of each month. Post 86 Auxiliary meets the 2nd Thursday of April--October. Your participation is needed. Meetings start at 7 pm
Don't forget to display your Memorial Poppy in memory of everyone one who has served, are now serving, and those who gave all for THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!
Also, please remember to mail your poppy donation in the envelope you received in our recent mailing. Every penny raised goes to help veterans in so many ways. We at the American Legion Post 86, appreciates your support!