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KAREN O’BAR 6TH DISTRICT Commander

46855 COUNTY ROAD 23 | VERNDALE, MN 56481

218-639-9512 | MNLEGS@GMAIL.COM

Hello my Legion Family.

First off let me share the passing of a fellow Legion family member. Dolly Zitur our Newly elected 6th district President passed away August 3rd. I had the privilege to attend her funeral on 12 August 2023. Dolly was active in the American Legion Auxiliary #255 as well as the Whole Legion Family.

 Please take the time to remember our passing legacies.

Looking forward to the National Convention in Milwaukee, August 25 – September 2.  Making new connections thru out this great county.  Any other Green Bay fans out there?

September we have Legionville, September 8-11, look forward to seeing a lot of your wonderful faces. Make sure you come for our 6th district fish fry. I will be attending a National Security Conference, September 16-18.

My Commanders projects letters were mailed out to all listed post Commanders. Helping Heroes Heal is my theme. My goal is $10,000 each for my 2 projects.  Delta Dogs thru the Eagles Healing Nest in Sauk Centre and Guitars for Heroes thru the Saint Cloud Stand down. 

I had the pleasure of attending my first Guitars for Heroes at the St. Cloud Stand down bldg. The warehouse Supervisor Andres Rodriguez gave me and Mike a tour of the facility.  I’m learning so much about the opportunities out there for Veterans.  I had my very first guitar lesson. Not pleasing to the ears.  A couple of the Veterans were out this day but the few who were made for an interesting class. Once you attend 4 classes you are given a Guitar to take home and practice on. I told Bob Behrens, the director that I had decided to learn guitar and learn at least 2 songs before May 2023. One veteran stated he read about this program thru the Legionnaire paper which is great. At the end of the 2-hour class I am training my left hand for G cord. Let’s just say it’s going to take work. But a new healthy hobby maybe is needed.

Karen O’Bar

“Inspiration does exist, but it must find you working.”

 

See pictures in on-line posting of Sepbember newsleltter                                                                          

 


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