The City of Lakes Hosts 93rd Annual American Legion National Convention

By Patrick Lafferty, Adjutant

Minneapolis, Minnesota is the gathering point for Legionnaires from around the country at the National Convention.  The 93rd annual meeting will be held August 26-September 1, 2011 at the Hilton Garden Inn, in downtown Minneapolis.  Registration must be submitted to the department headquarters by July 25th, 2011, you can find the form for 2011 National Convention Registration on our website under the “FYI” button.

For information check out the National website for more details.

Don’t forget to register for the Michigan Party, to be held Saturday August 27th.  A bus will be picking us up at 4:30pm at the hotel.  Dinner will be on a cruise; we set off at 5:30 pm and return to the hotel at 8:30 pm, price for the party is $20.  If you want to drive to the dock, please see Kim at convention for directions.

Friday night enjoy baseball at Target Field where the Twins will be taking on our Detroit Tigers at 7:10 pm.  Target Field was named #1 sports experience in the country by ESPN Magazine.

With so many events happening in and around the Minneapolis areas check out for visitor information and plan the best convention yet.

The American Legion Department of Michigan represents over 70,000 members in the State of Michigan. The American Legion was founded in 1919, based on “The Four Pillars”; veteran rehabilitation, Americanism, child welfare, and national security and continued above all its mission as a consumers’ advocate for veterans. For more information contact the Michigan Legion at 517-371-4720 ext 16,, or visit our website at

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