This year’s DAV Forget-Me-Not fundraising drive will be Sept. 6th, 7th & 8th. DAV Chapter and Unit members are still needed to sign-up for a two-hour shift manning a collection bucket. Call Adjutant Berndt at (763) 245-2585. If you are unable to volunteer and want to make a donation for this year’s Drive you can make a check payable to “DAV # 39” and in the memo area write “Forget-Me-Not 2019,” and mail to Scott Berndt, DAV Chapter 39, 3443 136th Ave. NW, Andover, MN 55304.


On 9/11, Americans encouraged to do acts of good (Alexandra Simon, KARE11 News) … 18 years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Americans across the country will take time to mourn and remember the victims killed in New York City, Arlington, Virginia, and Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Federally recognized as the National Day of Remembrance, September 11 has also become a day for people to perform acts of charity and service in honor of the 9/11 first responders and victims.
9/11 Day, a 501c3 nonprofit, was founded by two friends, David Paine and Jay Winuk. Jay lost his brother Glenn Winuk in the attack. Since 2002, David and Jay have worked to make September 11 a day for service and unity. According to their website, 9/11 Day has become the nation’s largest annual day of charity, with more than 15 millions Americans volunteering, supporting charitable organizations and performing good deeds to honor the memories of the victims of 9/11 and terrorist attacks around the world. This year, 9/11 Day is collecting donations to support Hurricane Dorian relief. The organization plans to pack 3 million meals for people in need, with 100,000 of those going to people impacted by the recent storm. 9/11 Day says they’ll have 12,000 people in eight cities working to fight hunger. If you want to help, 9/11 Day is collecting $25 donations to provide meals for Hurricane Dorian victims. More at


Minnesota Softball Military Appreciation Organization invites DAV and Unit Members for the 5th Annual MSMA Softball Tournament, Sept. 6th, 7th & 8th at Sand Creek Athletic Complex in Coon Rapids, Minnesota. An entire weekend dedicated to honoring our local Veterans and their Families for everything they have sacrificed. Friday night, Sept. 6, 6:25 pm – 11:00 pm MSMA focuses our attention on the Armed Forces division of the tournament as softball players who serve(d) our country fight for bragging rights over other branch teams. The Armed Forces championship game is being held on Saturday, Sept. 7, 8:00 am – 11:00 pm. The tournament concludes on Sunday, Sept. 8, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. Tons of softball to watch and MSMA hopes that you can come out to help make this one of the biggest and best softball events of the year! No cost to Veterans, Active Duty Military or their Family members. Athletic Complex is located at 1008 Northdale Blvd NW, Coon Rapids, MN 55448.
Fishing with Vets… one of the many participating softball teams