Legion Post 56 is proud to be involved in such local and state programs
and activities as:
- American Legion Baseball
Post 56 sponsors a summer baseball team. Goals are the
development of team discipline, individual character and leadership
development qualities in young people.
American Legion High
School Oratorical Contest encourages young men and women to
learn about our Constitution and gives students an opportunity to
express their talents and win a scholarship. The contest is held
at the local, district and state level with local contestants
starting in January. Last yearís winner for the National was
from the state of Minnesota. See additional information at http://www.mnlegion.org/html/oratorical.html
American Legion Boys
State Is a leadership action program where qualified male
high school juniors take part in a practical government course
designed to develop in the young citizens a working knowledge of the
structure of government and to impress upon them the fact that
government is just what they make it. Participants spend a full week
of intensive training in city, county and state government. They
establish real life examples in government at each of these levels.
Boys State is conducted on the campus of St. Johnís University,
Collegeville, MN. Sponsorship of this program must be by a Post of
the American Legion.
Ceremony: Holds a special yearly ceremony to honor our nationís
flag and to honorably dispose of flags that have been used and are no longer
Post 56 holds an annual Post Everlasting ceremony during its March membership
meeting. Recognition is given to those Post members who
have passed away during the preceding year. The members are officially
transferred from Post 56 to Post Everlasting. The families of the
deceased members are invited. This is one of highlights of the Postís
Avenue of the Flags:
Post 56 and other veteran organization volunteers install American
flags and poles at county cemeteries on Memorial Day and Labor Day.
Honor Guard: The
Post 56 Honor Guard provides a dignified representation to fellow area
veterans at funeral services, ceremonies, parades and civic events.
Participates in Memorial Day, Veterans Day and Independence Day parades and
programs. Volunteerism: Post 56 members are often seen throughout
the community at such events as Salvation Army bell ringing or other
Fund Raising: Post
56 sponsors periodic fish fry benefits for community organizations or
Post 56 Auxiliary sponsors regular salad luncheon fundraisers, open
to the public.