American Legion National Commander Visit Pequot Lakes
Brett Reistad, National Commander of the American Legion, is in the midst of his Minnesota visit. We caught up with him Monday at the Pequot Lakes American Legion Post 49, one of five Legion posts he is visiting in Minnesota this week. We asked him what goes into the visits.
Reistad, as National Commanders represents around 2 million American Legionaires; was elected as National Commander in August and serves a one-year term. There are many to serve, and it means a lot of time on the road as well.
What are different things the National Commander see at the different visits?
And we asked what the American Legion means to National Commander Reistad.
State Commander Darrel Redepenning talked about how things come up and start at the local level, and quipped about the good weather for this visit.
The 100th birthday is the 100th anniversary of the American Legion, founded on March 15, 1919, at the American Club in Paris, France, by members of the American Expeditionary Forces and chartered on September 16, 1919, by the U.S. Congress.
Minnesota American Legion Auxilary President Jean Walker explained the auxilary.
There are events coming up next week in Minnesota. Walker and Redepenning discussed more.