Veterans organizations

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Local veterans organizations

Disabled American Veterans of Minnesota Chapter 20
112 Fifth St. NE, Faribault
Facebook: DAV Chapter 20/

Faribault American Legion Post 43
112 Fifth St. NE, Faribault
Auxiliary Post 43 webpage:
Sons of the American Legion webpage:

Kenyon American Legion - Joseph A. Gates Post 78
P.O. Box 64, Kenyon

Kenyon Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 141
601 Second St., Kenyon
Facebook: Kenyon VFW/
Auxiliary Post 141 Facebook: VFW Auxiliary #141 - Kenyon MN/

Lonsdale American Legion Post 596
115 Second Ave. SW, Lonsdale

Morristown American Legion - Roy Leider Post 149
101 Main St., Morristown
Facebook: Morristown American legion Post 149/

Northfield American Legion
P.O. Box 366, Northfield

Northfield Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4393
516 Division St. S, Northfield
Auxiliary Post 4393 webpage:

State/national veterans organizations

Disabled American Veterans of Minnesota:
Founded in 1920, DAV is a leading nonprofit charity that provides a lifetime of support for veterans of all generations and their families. The organization helps more than a million veterans each year in positive, life-changing ways. We invite you to help us support and enable the many victories in our veteran’s lives. Find the national organization, Disabled American Veterans, at

American Legion:
The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization. Focusing on service to veterans, servicemembers and communities, the Legion evolved from a group of war-weary World War I veterans into one of the most influential nonprofit groups in the United States. Membership swiftly grew to over 1 million, and local posts sprang up across the country. Today, membership stands at nearly 2 million in more than 13,000 posts worldwide.

Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States:
The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is a nonprofit veterans service organization comprised of eligible veterans and military service members from the active, guard and reserve forces.

It traces its roots to 1899 when veterans of the Spanish-American War (1898) and the Philippine Insurrection (1899-1902) founded local organizations to secure rights and benefits for their service. Many arrived home wounded or sick. There was no medical care or veterans' pension for them, and they were left to care for themselves. 

These organizations eventually became known as the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. After chapters were formed in Ohio, Colorado and Pennsylvania, the movement quickly gained momentum. Today, membership stands at more than 1.5 million members of the VFW and its Auxiliary.