Hagedorn Introduces Resolution to Honor Minnesota VFW’s 100th Anniversary

February 5, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Jim Hagedorn (MN-01) yesterday introduced a resolution to recognize the 100th anniversary of the Department of Minnesota Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW). Reps. Angie Craig (MN-02), Dean Phillips (MN-03), Tom Emmer (MN-06), Michelle Fischbach (MN-07) and Pete Stauber (MN-08) signed onto the resolution as original cosponsors.

“The Minnesota VFW provides a wide array of services to its members, including youth development and scholarships, national security advocacy and legislative affairs, citizenship education, veterans fellowship retreats, and financial assistance for disabled veterans. I am incredibly grateful to all those at the Minnesota VFW who work tirelessly on behalf of our state’s veterans. Here’s to 100 more years,” said Hagedorn.

“The Department of Minnesota Veterans of Foreign Wars is humbled and honored to be recognized by the 117th Congress of the United States of America for our 100 years of unwavering dedication to assisting Veterans and their families. To receive this sort of nonpartisan recognition and support for our mission to Veterans and their families speaks volumes to the work that the members of the Department of Minnesota Veterans of Foreign Wars do daily,” wrote Minnesota VFW State Commander Curt Hermanson in a letter to Rep. Hagedorn.

Watch Congressman Hagedorn’s House Floor speech in recognition of the Minnesota VFW’s 100th anniversary.

Jim Hagedorn was reelected in 2020 to serve Minnesota’s First District in the U.S. House of Representatives for a second term. He grew up on his family’s grain and livestock farm near Truman. Jim’s father, former Congressman Tom Hagedorn (MN-02), grandfather, and great-grandfather were all southern Minnesota farmers, and Jim resides in the rural community of Blue Earth. During his time in Congress, Hagedorn has consistently fought for the conservative principles that have made America the greatest nation in the history of the world and championed legislation to promote the First District’s primary industries and job creators – farming, small business and medical care. Hagedorn is a member of the House Committees on Agriculture and Small Business.