Community Connections


November 17th

Come and support South Central Beyond the Yellow Ribbon at their 3rd Annual Chilifest located at the Morson-Ario-Strand VFW Post 950 (1900 N Riverfront Dr. Mankato). There will be a chili feed, silent auction and kids activities throughout the day. Cost is $10 at the door and military members get in for free. The event starts at 11am and goes through 2pm. 


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-Strand VFW Post 950 – Mankato
Pork Chop Dinner for on the 2nd Friday of each month from 5-7:30pm

Morson-Ario-Strand VFW Post 950 – Mankato
Steak, Jumbo Shrimp, or Breaded Fish dinner on the 3rd Friday on each month, 5-8pm

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

Morson-Ario-Strand 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-Strand, Mankato.

Morson-Ario-Strand VFW - Mankato
Veterans of Korea Lunch Meet for lunch. The first Wednesday of each month! At
Morson-Ario-Strand 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.

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