Welcome to

American Legion Post 259

Excelsior, MN

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Our 
Story

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Local legend has it that during the early years, Post meetings were held in individual's homes, businesses, and schools. Until one day, Lizzy Clofer decided the Post needed a permanent home, and in true legionnaire fashion, donated her home for the purpose of what we call American Legion Post 259, named in memory of her son Clarence.

 

Clarence Clofer (1895-1919): Killed in a submarine explosion in Key West, Florida. Mr. Clofer was the first WWI casualty whose body was returned to Excelsior. He was the first member of the community to lose his life in service of our country. He was given a large military funeral, with the Village paying part of the expenses. American Legion Post 259 is named in his honor.

Our Values

A VETERAN IS A VETERAN - which means The American Legion embraces all current and former members of the military and endeavors to help them transition into their communities.

SELFLESS SERVICE - which means The American Legion celebrates all who contribute to something larger than themselves and inspires others to serve and strengthen America.

AMERICAN VALUES AND PATRIOTISM - which means The American Legion advocates for upholding and defending the United States Constitution, equal justice and opportunity for everyone and discrimination against no one, youth education, responsible citizenship and honoring military service by observing and participating in memorial events.

FAMILY AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT - which means The American Legion meets the unique needs of local communities.

ADVANCING THE VISION - which means The American Legion educates, mentors and leads new generations of Americans.

HONOR THOSE WHO CAME BEFORE US - which means The American Legion pays perpetual respect for all past military sacrifices to ensure they are never forgotten by new generations.

 

The American Legion's motto is "Veterans Strengthening America."

 

Our Events

  • In Celebration of MN Greatest Sports Fan
    Oct 02, 8:30 AM
    Legion Post 259, 24450 Smithtown Rd, Shorewood, MN 55331, USA
    Celebrate Amy and Join Us for the Vikings Game!
  • Fall Bean Bag Mondays
    Mon, Oct 03
    Legion Post 259
    Oct 03, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Legion Post 259, 24450 Smithtown Rd, Shorewood, MN 55331, USA
    New to the Legion this fall! Join us weekly!
  • Taco Tuesday
    Tue, Oct 04
    Legion Post 259
    Oct 04, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Legion Post 259, 24450 Smithtown Rd, Shorewood, MN 55331, USA
    Two tacos (beef chicken) and your choice of toppings and sauces.
  • Lucky Strike Drawing
    Wed, Oct 05
    Legion Post 259
    Oct 05, 7:00 PM – 7:05 PM
    Legion Post 259, 24450 Smithtown Rd, Shorewood, MN 55331, USA
    Must be present to win!
  • Monthly Post Meeting
    Fri, Oct 07
    Legion Post 259
    Oct 07, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Legion Post 259, 24450 Smithtown Rd, Shorewood, MN 55331, USA
    Post, Auxiliary, and SAL hosts monthly meetings for members - the first Thursday of every month.
  • SAL Omelette Breakfast
    Sun, Oct 09
    Legion Post 259
    Oct 09, 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    Legion Post 259, 24450 Smithtown Rd, Shorewood, MN 55331, USA
    A new year of omelettes! Once a month, enjoy add your own toppings omelettes, served by members of SAL.
  • Celebration of Life for Donnie Pulvermacher
    Oct 09, 3:00 PM
    Legion Post 259, 24450 Smithtown Rd, Shorewood, MN 55331, USA
    Join us for a celebration of life for our friend.
  • Meat Raffle
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Oct 15
    Legion Post 259
    Oct 15, 3:00 PM – 3:05 PM
    Legion Post 259, 24450 Smithtown Rd, Shorewood, MN 55331, USA
    The meat raffles are BACK at 259!
  • Auxiliary Pancake Breakfast
    Sun, Oct 23
    Legion Post 259
    Oct 23, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Legion Post 259, 24450 Smithtown Rd, Shorewood, MN 55331, USA
    All You Can Eat Pancakes!