In the heart of Saint Paul, where the Leprechauns play, And Minneapolis dances in a Celtic array, The streets come alive with shamrocks and cheer, As we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, year after year.

Parade routes wakens, adorned in green, A sea of smiling faces, a festive scene. The bagpipes echo, the fiddles entwine, As we march together, our spirits align.

Restaurants beckon, a refuge from the chill, Where laughter and merriment weave their sweet thrill. Corned beef and cabbage, a hearty delight, And warm refreshments flows freely into the night.

So bundle up, dear friends, against the cold, Wrap scarves around memories, stories untold. For in these moments, beneath the March sky, We find warmth in each other, as the bagpipes fly.

From all of us at MN DAV Chapter 39, as we celebrate together with a hot cup of Joe, Happy St. Patrick’s Day, wherever you go! 🍀✨


CONTENT CREATOR NEEDED (by Ken Plant, outbound Chapter webmaster/IT).

In the quiet corners of cyberspace, where pixels dance and stories unfold, there resides a content creator, A weaver of dreams, both young and old.

Their canvas is the glowing screen, their palette, words that touch the soul, and in this vast digital expanse, they seek to make broken hearts whole.

But beyond the likes and shares, Beyond the metrics and the fame, lies a purpose deeper, more profound, A mission that sets their heart aflame.

They yearn to lift the fallen, to mend the frayed threads of fate, and in the quiet hours of night, they ponder how to alleviate.

And so, they turn their gaze, to those who’ve borne the weight of war, The brave souls who fought valiantly, yet returned with scars unseen, raw.

Disabled veterans, silent heroes, their sacrifices etched in pain, they’ve given limbs, they’ve given peace, yet often find their pleas in vain.

The content creator, with fervent hope, Crafts narratives of resilience and grace, they shine a light on these unsung warriors, their stories woven into cyberspace.

They raise awareness, they rally support for adaptive technologies and healing arts, they channel empathy into action, a bridge between compassion and hearts.

So let us celebrate these creators, whose purpose transcends mere views, for they’re the ones who amplify voices, and champion causes that we mustn’t lose.

May their words echo through the ether, igniting change, sparking empathy, and may they continue to uplift, our disabled veterans, our living legacy.


MN DAV Chapter 39 and Auxiliary Unit 39 will conduct their meetings on Thursday, March 14, in the divided main hall of the VFW, 1919 Coon Rapids Blvd., Coon Rapids, MN 55433 at 6:30 PM.  Election and Installation of new officers for MN DAV Chapter is scheduled for this meeting.  Visit https://anoka39davmn.com/leo-luskey-annual-dav-golf-tournament/ for past and current information and photos of the Annual Leo Luskey DAV Golf Tournament.  The Golf Committee could use your help in recruiting golf tournament foursome teams, identify tournament sponsorships, and help with fund-raising prizes.  Next Golf Committee meeting at 5:30 PM (same location of Chapter Meeting).  WE ARE STILL IN NEED OF A FEW VOLUNTEERS TO ASSIST WITH OUR SOCIAL MEDIA AND WEBSITE.  CONTACT THE ADJUTANT. Visit https://davmn.org/ for updates on Veterans Day on the Hill, the Spring Convention, and Outdoor Recreation Programs.  PLEASE SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER FOR THE CHAPTER’S CLOTHING DRIVES AND CLOTHIN BIN PICKUPS.  There is nothing more important than your health and the health of your fellow members.  If you do not feel well, please do not attend the meeting.