Gaylene from St. Paul asks: Why do we put our hands over our hearts during the national anthem? It is actually part of United States law. The U.S. Flag Code was adopted in 1923, and it says when the flag is present during the anthem, veterans and members of the Armed Forces should give the military salute.
This weekend we honor our veterans, the men and women who serve our country and preserve our freedom. In honor of them, we went looking for the best VFW or American Legion in Minnesota.
From discount dining to free admission to museums, here is a look at five discounts any city offers.
Maplewood Mall hosted the American Legion’s annual Shop, Ship and Share event.
Meat raffles are as much a part of Minnesota culture as hot dish and hockey. And if you walk into a VFW or American Legion on a weekend night, it’s a good bet you’ll find one in progress. But where can you find the best?
While the shutdown lingers across the nation, local veterans affairs offices are off-limits to the public. “Veterans obviously are wondering, ‘Where do I go?’ It’s continuous,” Tom Hanson said.
An officer hurt on the job got some overwhelming support tonight from the community he serves.
Well-traveled Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann is making a public appearance in Minnesota to give a speech to the American Legion’s national convention.
The American Legion and other service organizations are looking for funding alternatives after learning the state will no longer pay for honor guards at veterans’ funerals.
Liam Kane is from Ireland where there are three American Legion posts. He said he thought President Obama did a good job of addressing the needs of veterans in the United States and in his homeland.
Mitchell Van Patten, 14, is the 2011 American Legion National Shooting Champion. He competed at a national shooting match and won.
President Barack Obama is kicking off his administration’s observance of the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, paying tribute to members of the military who served in the wars of the past decade.
President Barack Obama’s job initiatives for veterans are drawing close interest from current soldiers.
Remember when visits from President Barack Obama were few and far between?
The president is heading back to Minnesota just a few weeks after his last visit to the state.
President Barack Obama will address thousands of military veterans and their families at the American Legion’s national convention in Minneapolis on Aug. 30.
Looking for fish on Fridays? Check out one of the perks of the season: the Friday Night Fish Fry.