Past President’s Project for Service Dogs and Veterans Home

Checks were given and tours were made at both the Veterans Home and Service Dogs for America. Much was learned at both facilities and find that we are in good hands with the projects that both great facilities are doing. Thanks to both facilities for their wonderful hospitality that they showed to both Shirley Montgomery and me.


On behalf of The American Legion Department of North Dakota, the American Legion Auxiliary with Past Commander Bud Goldsmith and Past Department President Marlene Boyer, we are pleased to present this check to Service Dogs for America in the amount of $10,454.27.


Marlene Boyer-Past Department President
Jen Brodkrob-Executive Director
Darrel Pfaff-Board Member Service Dogs for America


On behalf of the American Legion Auxiliary, Department of North Dakota, we are pleased to present to the North Dakota Veterans Home a check for $4,243.00 from the American Legion Auxiliary Foundation for the grant project entitled “Creation of Art Therapy Program.”


Marlene Boyer-Past Department President
Susie Schlecht-Marketing Coordinator
Jann Neameyer-Director of Social Services Lisbon Veterans Home







Barb Useldinger of Fargo, ND, passed away November 23, 2016.  She held a variety of unit offices and was also the Fargo VA Gift Shop Chairman for many years.  Her husband, Vern, has also been very active at the post and department level and was a long-time department adjutant.  Barb will be remembered fondly by those who knew her. There will be a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 30th at Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center (Fargo) with visitation from 5:00 to  7:00 p.m. The funeral mass will be at Holy Spirit Catholic Church (Fargo) at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, December 1st with visitation from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.

Barbara Useldinger Obituary

Condolences to the family may be sent to:

Vern Useldinger
2306 8th Street N
Fargo, ND  58102

Fundraiser for Membership: this is something that we need to work on this year to get new members and also to fulfill the strategic plan goal of advertising our state. So, please order shirts or the vest; the vest is my new obsession for the fall months.

Direct Link to the actual store that will take your order and send them to you.

Did you know that you can now call national headquarters to pay your dues? The number to call is 317- 569-4500. They will help you especially if you have multiple members that you are paying for. I did this, and it was quick and easy to pay for my additional members.

Anyone can access  At the top of the site is a “join” tab. Fill out the application and pay. Every department (state) has their dues listed there. New members would become a part of ND Unit 500, and then can be transferred  to their desired unit. This is a great help because, if you are talking to someone and you would like them to join, you can have them sign up right at that time. I put the website as an app on my phone and hope to use this feature many times.

Shirley Montgomery

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