American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary

Henry M. Guttormson, Post #40

103 Elmwood, PO Box 285
Lanesboro, MN  55949
(507) 467-3440








NO COST (monetary) for Military Veterans to receive a FREE urn. Each urn is professionally handmade using quality oak wood and is personalized with a Military Service Seal and a name plate listing the Veteranís name, rank, and life dates.


At the time of need, Veteranís family can contact ĎFree Urns for Veteransí. The Veteranís family will need to provide the following:

  • A copy of the Veteranís DD-214 or other approved discharge papers. Free Urns for Veterans use the same requirements as the Department of Veterans Affairs: Veterans who have met minimum active service duty and were discharged under conditions other than dishonorable.

  • Contact your Veteran Services Officer at or the Department of Veterans Affairs at for eligibility requirements.

  • For a veterans who is terminal or in hospice, a DD-214 or other approved discharge papers is required.

  • To request an urn, download the urn request from  Email or mail completed urn request form to Free Urns for Veterans. (NOTE: For security purposes, if the DD-214 or other approved discharge papers contain the Veteranís Social Security number, please make sure that the number is blacked out. This copy will be returned with the free urn.)



Free Urns for Veterans is a Nonprofit, 501 © (3). These FREE urns are only made possible by generous donations. The average cost for materials to make and ship an urn would be $50. There is no labor cost, all urns are made by volunteers who have donated their time.


To make a tax free donations to Free Urns for Veterans, please click here


For more information on eligibility requirements or donations, contact Dan Scott at 651-274-9844 or


Free Urns for Veterans

13241 Blackfoot Street NW

Andover, MN 55304

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Upstairs facilities available to anyone for meetings and/or parties.

  *You do not have to be a member to rent the facilities.

Meetings / Kitchen / Dining Hall only, no Bar - everything you need except the food and cooks $30

Entire upstairs with Bar and Bartender $50

Call 507-467-3440 during business hours for bookings.


American Legion Post #40

Henry M. Guttormson

103 Elmwood, PO Box 285
Lanesboro, MN  55949
(507) 467-3440


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