American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary

Henry M. Guttormson, Post #40

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

 

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The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization. Focusing on service to veterans, service members and communities, the Legion evolved from a group of war-weary veterans of World War I into one of the most influential nonprofit groups in the United States. Membership swiftly grew to over 1 million, and local posts sprang up across the country. Today, membership stands at over 2.4 million in 14,000 posts worldwide. The posts are organized into 55 departments: one each for the 50 states, along with the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, France, Mexico and the Philippines.

Over the years, the Legion has influenced considerable social change in America, won hundreds of benefits for veterans and produced many important programs for children and youth.

 

 

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 one hundred percent Americanism;

To preserve the memories and incidents of our associations in the Great 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 goodwill 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.

 

US Air Force

US Army

US Marines

US Navy

US Coast Guard

POW/MIA

 

2017 - 2018 American Legion Post # 40 Officers

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COMMANDER

Jim Haugen

US Navy, 1972 - 1976, Vietnam / MN Army National Guard 1977 - 2000

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REGULAR MEETINGS - SECOND TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH - 7 PM upstairs.

Be sure to check the Calendar for upcoming events and announcements

 

Can’t make it to the Regular Legion Meetings but would like to know what happened!

If you are an active member of Post 40 and would like to receive the minutes by email, please send your request to be placed on the email list to webmaster@lanesboroamericanlegion.org  Include your name and email address.

 

If you would like to receive email reminders of upcoming meetings and events, please send your email address to webmaster@lanesboroamericanlegion.org  *Your email is only used for Legion/Auxiliary information and activities, and is not shared with anyone else.  You may cancel at anytime by simply notifying us that you no longer wish to receive emails from the Legion, Auxiliary, or Sons of the American Legion.

 

 

NOT A MEMBER OF THE LEGION? JOIN TODAY!

We invite you to become a member of the American Legion if you are currently on active duty, serving the United States honorably, anywhere in the world, or have been honorably discharged from the U.S. military and served at least one day on active duty during any of the eligible war eras (shown below).

 

You are also eligible for membership if:

  • Your basic training was on federal activation orders and during the during the conflict dates listed below.

  • You were federally activated subsequent to and during any of the conflict dates listed below.

  • Your activations were for training or for missions; check the title and subsection of your activation orders.

  • Under eligibility guidelines for Legion membership, the term "active duty" as used in our national constitution includes "active duty for training."

  • Current and past members of the National Guard and Reserve may also be eligible for membership provided that they had periods of at least four months of duration for training in one or another of the conflict dates listed below.  Annual summer camps and weekend drills do not constitute eligible periods of service.  The key to determining if a Guardsman and Reservist has been on or is currently serving on federal active duty is the "AUTHORITY LINE" on the activation orders of the Guardsman/Reservist.  In both cases "TITLE 10, SUBSECTION 672 OR 12301" are orders from the Secretary of Defense and are federal orders.  A person need not have served overseas to be eligible, but must possess an Honorable Discharge (DD For 214).

CONFLICT ELIGIBILITY DATES

February 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975 (Vietnam War)

June 25, 1950 to January 31, 1955 (Korean War)

December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946 (World War II)

April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1918 (World War I)

August 2, 1990 to present (Gulf War / War on Terrorism)

December 20, 1989 to January 31, 1990 (Panama)

August 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984 (Lebanon / Grenada)

 

Contact Ron Utley 507-259-1708 ronaldutley@acegroup.cc or James Haugen at 507-273-0366 haugfour@gmail.com

for applications ands to answer any questions.  Applications also available from the bartender at the Legion Post.

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VETERAN SUICIDE PREVENTION

Whether a veteran has just returned home, or served years ago, their experiences remain with them. Their wounds might not be visible, but they need our attention.  Anyone who knows a veteran can help. A free, confidential resource that veterans, their families and friends can access any day, any time by manned by trained professionals at the Veterans Crisis Line —many of them veterans themselves—who are ready to listen, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, or send a text message to 838255 or chat online http://www.veteranscrisisline.net

 

VA AFTER HOURS SYMPTOM BASED NURSE LINE

Answered Monday-Friday from 4:00 pm to 8:00 am, holidays and weekends

866-687-7382 or toll free number 1-866-414-5058 ext 1100.

 

ROCHESTER VA CLINIC TELEPHONE SYSTEM

The phone system will be staffed by VA staff trained to help answer your questions and help assist you with coordinating your health care needs.

 The Call Center will take your calls Monday-Friday from 7:30 am until 5:45 pm, excluding most holidays.

Click here for details

 

The Helpful Links page has been redesigned and additional links have been added to better assist our veterans and families.

Click here to go to Helpful Links

 

 

HELPFUL LEGIONNAIRE LINKS

* When interacting with any website, we encourage you to read the posted privacy statement as you will be subject to the their privacy policies.  While we support the protection of privacy on the Internet, the American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary, and Sons of the American Legion Post 40 cannot be responsible for the actions of third parties.

 

Fillmore County Veterans Services Office  http://www.co.fillmore.mn.us/community-services/veterans

American Legion Benefits Center  http://www.legion.org/veteransbenefits

American Legion Minnesota Headquarters  http://www.mnlegion.org

American Legion National Headquarters  http://www.legion.org

Women Veterans  http://www.legion.org/veteransbenefits/womenveterans

District One Website  http://www.mnmightyfirst.org/

District One Newsletter  http://www.americanlegionpost56.com/District1Newsletters.htm

 

Additional Sites of Interest

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FIRST DISTRICT FACEBOOK PAGE

The American Legion Department of Minnesota is happy to announce that all ten districts now have face book pages. Ralph Schneekloth from Mabel Post 299 has volunteered to take care of the page. The facebook page is MN FIRST DISTRICT. Please visit this page if you have a facebook account and let Ralph know what you think. If you have anything to post on the District Facebook page, please send it to Ralph at rschneekloth@mabeltel.coop

 

When interacting with any website, we encourage you to read the posted privacy statement as you will be subject to the their privacy policies. While we support the protection of privacy on the Internet, the American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary, and Sons of the American Legion Post 40 cannot be responsible for the actions of third parties.

 

HELP US HONOR OUR LOCAL SOLDIERS AND VETERANS!!

*Active Duty Personnel and Veterans do not have to be members of the American Legion.

Click here for details.

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Updated 09/07/2017

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HAVING A PARTY OR MEETING?  HAVE IT AT THE LEGION!

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

 

Have questions or comments, like to receive email announcements/reminders, or post announcements email webmaster@lanesboroamericanlegion.org or call Anne at 507-259-1508. Thank you for your support.

 

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