We are going to be educated about all the things they do at the Faribault American Legion Post 43 this morning at 9:30 a.m. on AM Minnesota.  Longtime Faribault Legion member Ray Sanders will be joined by Club Manager and Head Cook Maggie Clendenin.  I honestly don't know if we will be able to cover it all.

The Faribault American Legion sponsors a baseball team in the summer, youth scholarships, Legionville/State Patrol, Boys State/Nation, Scouting, Flag Etiquette, Veterans Home Support and more.  They have donated their facility for countless non-profit events.  The website states the 4 pillars of the American Legion:

  1. Advocating strong national security
  2. Supporting Veterans and their families
  3. Mentoring youth
  4. Promoting patriotism and honor

On the third Sunday of each month a flag-raising ceremony is held to honor those that are fighting on the front line of Afghanistan "so that we may continue to live in a free society."

The ceremony starts at 1:00 p.m. sharp and is open to the public.  There is a reading of those killed in action for the current and previous months.  Old Glory is raised in their honor as well as those that face the enemy on a daily basis.

"Whenever possible, if requested, we will fly the flag over Post 43 in honor of an individual or specific unit that is currently serving in-country.

If you can't tune in at 9:30 this morning we should have audio of the program on this page by mid-afternoon.  You can access this page at www.kdhlradio.com.

Faribault American Legion Post 43 Sign. Photo by Gordy Kosfeld