Community Connections

In celebration of Independence Day…

Enjoy patriotic music from the Mankato Area Community Band in Historic Lincoln Park. Lemonade & Ice Cream will be for sale.

Concert is free and open to the public!


American Legion Post 617
Eagle Lake
Friday Night Bar Bingo & Karaoke
Bingo starting at 7 PM and Karaoke at 10 PM

American Legion Post 294
Lake Crystal
Bar Bingo
Every Saturday at 4:00pm

Send a Veteran to Washington, DC on the Honor Flight
Send donations to:

Brushy Creek Area
Honor Flight
320 South 12th st.
Fort Dodge, IA 50501-4816

Martin County Veterans Memorial Project
Send donations to:
Martin County Veterans Memorial Project
c/o Veterans Serice Office

115 West First Street, Suite 306
Fairmont, MN 56031
The VFW Club in Fairmont
Pork Chop dinner on the 1st Friday of every month
Steak and Shrimp dinner on the 2nd Friday of every month
Prime Rib dinner on the 4th Friday of every month

VFW Estherville
Dinner Specials
Wednesdays – Broasted Chicken
Thursdays – Steak or shrimp
Fridays – Fish Dinner

The Martin County chapter of Beyond the Yellow Ribbon
Meets the first Monday of every month at the Fairmont National Guard Armory.

Morson Ario VFW Post 9713 – Mankato
Pork Chop Dinner for on the 2nd Friday of each month from 5-7:30pm

Morson Ario VFW Post 9713 – Mankato
Steak, Jumbo Shrimp, or Breaded Fish dinner on the 3rd Friday on each month, 5-8pm

Morson Ario VFW - Mankato
Come enjoy a burger basket to support the Forrest G. James Detachment. First Friday of each month, Morson Ario, Mankato from 5-8 pm.

Morson Ario VFW - Mankato
The Forrest G. James Detachment meets at 7pm the 4th Thursday of each month. Re-connect with fellow marines at the Morson Ario, Mankato.

Morson Ario VFW - Mankato
Veterans of Korea Lunch Meet for lunch. The first Wednesday of each month! At Morson-Ario VFW in Mankato at 11:30 am

Minnesota Military Museum
Camp Ripley Veterans Registry
Submit stories and pictures of Minnesota Veterans and families

Greenlight a Vet

Show support by changing one light to green

Learn more at:

Did you know there are a variety of home loan options for veterans? Visit or Brad Christensen - VA loan specialist (612) 248-9922.

Resources for Veterans, Service Members & Families
For personal assistance with question or with resources, the first place to start is your local CVSO or Military Family Assistance Center.


U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs


MN Dept Veterans Affairs
MN CVSO Directory
IA Dept Veterans Affairs
IA CVSO Directory
Minnesota Military Family Assistance Centers
MN Assistance Council for Veterans


MN American Legion
IA American Legion
MN Disabled American Veterans
IA Disabled American Veterans
Paralyzed Veterans of America
MN Military Order of the Purple Heart
Mankato Marines


MN Higher Education Veteran Resources


Beyond The Yellow Ribbon (Minnesota)
Military One Source

Veterans Notes Brought To You By

Hawkins Line