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Designating American Legion Day

Published (6/1/2010)
By Patty Ostberg
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American Legion Day is designated as Sept. 16, under a new law.

Sponsored by Rep. John Ward (DFL-Brainerd) and Sen. Sharon Erickson Ropes (DFL-Winona), the law recognizes “the millions of American Legion veterans who have dedicated and continue to dedicate themselves to service of community, state, and nation.”

Sept. 16 commemorates the date in 1919 that Congress chartered the American Legion.

The law is effective Aug. 1, 2010.

HF2538/ SF2373*/CH185

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