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ND American Legion to host summer convention in Dickinson

The 103rd Annual American Legion Department Convention will take place in Dickinson on June 24 to 26 at the Roosevelt Grand Dakota Hotel.

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The American Legion's ceremonial band plays during a previous year's convention.
Contributed / Julie Obrigewitsch
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DICKINSON — The 103rd Annual American Legion Department Convention will convene in Dickinson from June 24 through June 26 at the Roosevelt Grand Dakota Hotel.

Registration will be from 1 to 6 p.m. Friday, June 24 and at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 25. The convention will be hosted by Dickinson’s Matthew Brew Post 3. The event is exclusive to North Dakota member veterans and their families. More than 250 are expected to attend the annual event.

Dickinson Convention and Visitors Bureau Sales and Social Media Coordinator Julie Obrigewitsch said it rotates around the state, so it won’t held in Dickinson until 2025.

“We look forward to the American Legion meeting in Dickinson. It's a great group of people, and we really enjoy working with them,” Obrigewitsch said. “We wish them a very successful event.”

The convention includes several informative sessions, such as committee meetings and an election of officers. A Department Commander’s Banquet will also be held on Saturday evening. This year’s banquet speaker will be National Vice Commander Angel Narvaez. A dance will follow with entertainment by the North Dakota State Band.

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Chartered by the United States Congress in 1919, the American Legion was founded as a patriotic, benevolent, war-time veterans’ organization. The American Legion is a community-service organization which now numbers over 20,000 members in North Dakota, in more than 220 local posts.

The Legion conducts numerous programs of interest and benefit to veterans, their families and communities, such as Boys State, American Legion Baseball, High School Oratorical Contests, Bowling Tournaments and Blood Donor Donations

For more information, contact Sarah Kim at 701-293-3120.

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