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  • By Lori Sorenson
    May 29, 2024
    The Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne will celebrate its 30th anniversary Friday, June 7. The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) will host building tours from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., a lunch at 11 a.m. followed by a commemorative program at 1 p.m. “The Luverne Veterans Home embodies our commitment to providing the highest level of care to those who answered our nation’s call,” shared…
  • By Veronica Raussin
    May 23, 2023
    Memorial Day is a time to honor the memory of men and women who lost their lives while serving in the U.S. military. But we must also never forget the veterans who made it home but are struggling with addiction and mental health issues and suicide thoughts. Early intervention and prevention is critical to help veterans find the treatment they need. More than 300,000 veterans live in Minnesota,…
  • By Rick Peterson, general manager
    November 02, 2021
    Next Thursday, Nov. 11, is Veterans Day, and I just want to remind folks to take a couple of moments to think about and appreciate the men and women who have served and will serve our country in the armed forces. I never served in the military, and frankly it’s one of my greatest regrets in life. If I had a do over, I like to think I would have served our country. There are a number of Veterans…
  • By Rick Peterson, general manager
    October 20, 2020
    We are kind of entering the holiday season with Halloween just around the corner and Thanksgiving and Christmas already on some of our minds. But sandwiched between Halloween and Thanksgiving is Veterans Day. For me the Mt. Rushmore of holidays would be #1 Christmas, #2 Memorial Day, #3 Veterans Day and #4 would be Thanksgiving. So seeing how Veterans Day is about three weeks away, that is my…
  • May 21, 2019
    To the Editor: Our governor has proclaimed May as Poppy Month. What exactly does that mean? It means that many Minnesotans have made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our freedom and it is only fitting we recognize those courageous veterans. The American Legion Auxiliary, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the VFW Auxiliary have adopted the poppy as their commemorative symbol. These poppies create a…
  • June 14, 2016
    To the Editor: The American Legion Auxiliary 123 appreciates all the support from area businesses that donated to the Poppy Poster Fund, from people who donated money to the Poppy Fund, and from volunteers who sought donations for these funds for our veterans. The Poppy Poster and Poppy Fund money goes to fund several programs including the following: We provide bingo twice a year at the Sioux…
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