Chester Bird

June 26-27, 2021

Amateur Radio Field Day at Chester Bird. To read a SUN POST story on this event, please visit
Graceila Maristany, a 10-year old from Crystal, attempts to make a contact from a Hennepin County Sheriff mobile station. She was successful, and shortly after her younger sister, eight-year old Isabella, stepped up to try. (SUN Photo by Alaina Rooker)
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June 14, 2021

Unserviceable Flags Ceremony - The Ceremony for Disposal of Unserviceable Flags is outlined in Resolution No. 440, passed by the 19th National Convention of The American Legion in New York, Sept. 20-23, 1937. The ceremony has been an integral part of American Legion ritual since that date. The full ceremony can be found at
Chester Bird

May 31, 2021

Memorial Day 2021 - Remembering that we are the home of the free, because of the brave. "It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God such men lived." – Gen. George S. Patton
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For God and Country
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October 2020

SAL Raffle

Bar Manager Mike Walter and SAL Commander Denny Arons presenting Sarah Lavelle $500 for winning the SAL Raffle. Way to go Sarah! By the way, her nickname happens to be “Lucky.”
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911 Club

Chester Bird Legionnaire Dearest Welwolie received a $2,500 Hennepin County Sheriff Foundation Scholarship during the 911 Club on October 9, 2020.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the ceremony was held without the public in attendance. The Chester Bird Post 523 American Legion and West Metro VFW Post 7051 honor guard offered the fallen a three rifle volley, taps, and prayer.
Honor. Remember. Never forget.

Memorial Day 2020

THE MUFFLED drum's sad roll has beat

The soldier's last tattoo;

No more on Life's parade shall meet

That brave and fallen few.

On Fame's eternal camping-ground

Their silent tents are spread,

And Glory guards, with solemn round,

The bivouac of the dead.

~ Bivouac Of The Dead, by Theodore O'Hara