CAPITOL CHATTER Text of Obama Minneapolis speech to American Legion
Remarks for President Barack Obama
(As prepared for delivery, provided by White House)
American Legion National Convention, Minneapolis
Tuesday, August 30
Hello Legionnaires! Thank you, Commander ... Posted on 8/30/11 at 11:55 AM
REPRINT 1945: UnAmericanism and the American Legion
The following editorial, entitled "Un-Americanism" was published in the Daily Globe in February 1945.
The membership of the Hood River, Ore., American Legion post has rejected the recommenda... Posted on 2/17/10 at 4:00 AM
WORTHINGTON — If the local Honor Guard had a motto, it might be similar to what’s inscribed on the General Post Office in New York City: Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.
In the case of the veterans, however, it could read: Neither snow nor blizzard nor rain nor sleet nor gale-force wind nor cold nor heat stays these men from honoring their fellow veterans.
Brewster's Haberman a regular attendee at National American Legion gatherings
BREWSTER — In the past 47 years, Ferdie Haberman hasn’t missed an opportunity to attend the National American Legion Convention. He’s traveled from the West Coast to the East Coast and seemingly everywhere in between. He’s even made three trips to Hawaii to represent Minnesota’s Second District.
WORTHINGTON — At the end of World War I, a group of veterans established an organization and gave it a name, the American Legion. It was felt that those who had served in a war such as World War I needed to band together, if for nothing else than to remember their association in that great war.
Al Swanson, Daily Globe Historical Columnist
, June 09, 2010
WORTHINGTON — Tuesday’s vote finalized the decision. The Calvin Knuth Post 5 American Legion will lock its doors after close of business Saturday.
The first vote by attending members to close the doors took place during the December meeting, but financial officer Steve Ahlberg presented information and numbers Tuesday during an open meeting, followed by a closed meeting and a final vote.
WORTHINGTON — Pipestone’s Nate Alfson has seen his fair share of time behind the plate this season.
As the catcher for both the Pipestone amateur and Legion team, Alfson has had a busy summer.
Add on catching games on a Ridgewater College team that finished fourth in the nation, and Alfson has caught somewhere between 60-80 games this year.
So, when Pipestone faces Jordan at 9:30 a.m. today at Sacred Heart for the first round of the American Legion state baseball tournament, it will be just another day at the office for Alfson.
SPRINGFIELD — All Pipestone pitcher Bryce Beyers wanted to do was keep the ball low and let his defense make the plays.
A week after Pipestone’s Greg Quist threw a no-hitter against Wabasso, Beyers nearly matched Quist as Pipestone cruised to a 10-0 victory in five innings against Wabasso Saturday to advance to the Legion state tournament.
SPRINGFIELD — After taking the first pitch of the first game Friday in the American Legion baseball playoffs, Luverne leadoff hitter Zack Clark wasn’t going to let a good pitch get past him.
He took the second pitch of the game deep to left field, and wound up with a triple before the play was over, and the Luverne offense took off from there.
Clark had three hits and scored three times in the game to lead Luverne to a 16-8 victory against Lake Crystal in the first game of the day.
SLEEPY EYE — One bad inning spelled the end Tuesday for Worthington’s American Legion baseball team.
Eagle Lake scored five runs — all with two outs — in the fourth inning en route to a 7-3 victory over Worthington, which was eliminated from the 2nd District, Division 1 playoffs.
SPRINGFIELD — Both the Luverne and the Pipestone American Legion baseball teams stayed alive in the 2nd District tournament Monday night.
Luverne defeated Wells, 8-7 in a game which saw six errors between the two teams.
Pipestone, meanwhile, had a stellar pitching performance from Greg Quist.
The right-hander allowed one run, but did not give up a hit to Wabasso as Pipestone advanced with a 12-1 victory in six innings.
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