Veterans of Foreign Wars
Lake Minnetonka VFW Post 5919
PO Box 513
Excelsior, Mn. 55331

Some still serve!
Welcome to our world, home of veterans,
on mission  for God and Country!
How to Contact
Post Officers
Returning Vets
Post 5919 History
Why Join Our Post
Calendar of events
Other links
Who Are We ?
Veterans still proud to wear the uniform and bonded to preserve
Now united in strength to support all veterans and the Lake
Minnetonka community

What We Do?
Provide care, benefits and support to veterans/families across the
street and around the world.
Provide programs and services to Lake Minnetonka community that
fosters patriotism.

We had no expectations but to serve where duty called.
We served for your future.
We asked for no reward except a nation's thanks.
Meeting Place/Time
Home Page
Patriot Pen
Photos of Events
Bus Driver Award
Chaplain Chat
Did You Know
Voice of Veterans
This website is:
Dedicated to those who were vigilant so we could rest,
Who gave everything that we may thrive,
Who are silent that we may breathe free.
We honor you, veterans of USA.

This VFW Post is:
Politically incorrect. We say Merry Christmas, God bless
America, we salute our flag and give thanks to our troops
and first responders.  If this offends you, leave this
website ASAP.

In God we trust.
Member Bio's
Veteran News
"Not for themselves,
but for their country"
Welcome Home, Veteran
"We leave you our deaths, now give them meaning"
One flag,
one land,
one heart,
one language,
one God,
one nation forevermore!
                                             Air Force Turns 71

The US Air Force was officially founded on 18 September 1947, and in the decades
since it has established itself as an air force second-to-none.   Yet the Air Force's
history and heritage goes back to the turn of the twentieth century.

Between 1909 -- when that the US military purchased its first aircraft -- and 1947, the
US Air Force did not exist as a separate and independent military service
organization.   It went through a series of designations: Aeronautical Section, Signal
Corps (1909); Aviation Section, Signal Corps (1914); United States Army Air Service
(1918); United States Army Air Corps (1926), and United States Army Air Forces

WWII illustrated the value of airpower, and the need to change the basic organization
of the US Military Forces.    The result was the creation of a single Department of
Defense with a strong Joint Chiefs of Staff with Army, Navy, and Air Force chiefs.      
In 1947 President Truman signed the National Security Act which established this
new defense organization, and along with it the creation of the US Air Force as an
independent service, equal to the US Army and US Navy.    The official birthday of
the US Air Force is 18 September 1947.

Join the Lake Minnetonka Post #5919, and the active USAF members (Stan Vikla,
Chuck Lindquist,
Dave Hanson, Cliff Laughlin) in saluting our country's Air Force.  


The USAF organization has always been dynamic and flexible, changing to meet new
requirements and conditions.   May the USAF continue to protect and control the
skies above the battlegrounds.   Hats off to all airmen and airwomen!