Historically, Native Americans have served alongside American service members in every major conflict in our nation’s history. Today, on Native American Heritage Day, we recognize the contributions the first Americans have made defending our nation.  Learn more about the legacy of Native Americans and their contributions the U.S. Army and Army Reserve at


Today, on 10 November, Marines celebrate the founding of the Marine Corps 247 years ago. Not the case for our Chapter webmaster, as he’ll be spending the day at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center to resolve some post-op issues. He confirmed, however, that he WILL be celebrating tomorrow, on Veterans Day, by participating for a third year in the DAV 5K Ken Plant – Fundraising For Disabled American Veterans (


MN DAV Chapter 39 and Auxiliary Unit 39 will conduct their final meetings this year on Thurs., Nov. 10, at 6:30 PM in the meeting rooms of the VFW, 1919 Coon Rapids Blvd., Coon Rapids, MN 55433.  If you don’t feel well, please stay home as there is nothing more important than your health and the health of your fellow members. 

Topics for the meeting include Holiday Gift Card Mailings for needy Veterans as identified by County Veteran Service Officers within the Chapter’s five-county area.  If you know of a Veteran, Veteran Family, or Spouse of a deceased Veteran, contact the Chapter Adjutant, Scott Berndt at (763) 427-3544, to have them added to the gift card mailings which will occur in the months of November and December.  The Unit is looking for baked items and homemade crafts for their upcoming Holiday Bake Sale to be held on December 8th, at the Anoka County Court House, 2100 3rd Ave., Anoka, MN 55303.  Chapter and Unit members are needed to help with the sale of baked goods and crafts.  Call Nancy Berndt at (763) 427-3544 to volunteer.

Happy 247th Birthday to all our Marine Corps members and check the MN DAV Chapter Website and Facebook Page for local and national Veterans Day celebrations

A reminder that there are no December meetings. 


The official State of Minnesota Veterans Day will be back in person this year at the Veterans Memorial Community Center in Inver Grove Heights located at 8055 Barbara Avenue, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077.  The event will kick off with a free community breakfast starting at 8:30 a.m.  The official program will start at 10 a.m. featuring remarks from MDVA Commissioner Larry Herke and elected officials.