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:

Monday-Saturday 12NOON-10PM

Contact Information:



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'.

Post Officers:  

  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!


See the Event Calendar for Things to do at the American Legion, Post 86!  (just click on 'Event Calendar' at the top of the website)