Purple Heart Chapters

Chapter meetings locations-

ChapterLocationMeeting Time
5South St. PaulVFW Post 295
11 Concord Exchange S
South Saint Paul, MN 55075-2402Chapter  5 will hold its last meeting at the South Saint Paul VFW Post 295 on Sept 22, 10:30 am. This is due to the building being sold with new tenants. Future location is being secured based on the sale date of the VFW Post building.
10:30 a.m.
4th SaturdayMeetings are  Sept, Oct, Nov, January, Feb, Mar, April.We have a Founders Day dinner  in Feb each year and a Memorial/Install dinner in May each year.No meeting in Dec, June, July, and August.
8Hopkins, MNVFW
100 Shady Oak Rd
Hopkins, MN  55343
10:30 a.m.
2nd Saturday
except July & August
 56Duluth, MNBlack Woods Grill and Bar
195 US-2, Proctor, MN 55810
1:00 p.m.
Last Monday Except- December & January
194Brainerd, MNSenior Center
8th and Kingwood
Brainerd, MN
10:00 a.m.
4th Thursday
268Richfield, MNRichfield VFW Post  #5555
6715 Lakeshore Drive South
Richfield, MN 55423-2333
10:30 a.m.
3rd Saturday
July & August
308St. Cloud, MNJimmy’s Pour House, 22 2nd Ave N, Sauk rapids, MN10:30 a.m.
4th Saturday
807New Ulm, MN Best Western Hotel, 2101 S Broadway, New Ulm, MN 5607310:00 a.m.
first Saturday of every other month.Meetings are February, April, June, August. October and December.A social hour begins at 9 AM with an optional breakfast, and the meeting begins at 10 AM.
987Fridley, MNFridley VFW Post
1040 Osborne Road NE
Fridley, MN
10:00 a.m.
2nd Saturday
September through May
1977Red Wing, MNLiberty Restaurant
303 W 3rd St
Red Wing, MN 55066
9:00 a.m.
1st Wednesday
745Perham, MNVeterans Museum
805 Main St
Parham, MN
 first Thursday of the month at 3 pm
March – September
5555Winona, MNWinona VFW Post #1287
208 East 3rd Street
Winona, MN 55987
7:00 p.m.
1st Wednesday
7110Rochester, MNRochester VFW Post #1215
2775 43rd street nwRochester MN
6:00 p.m.
3rd Thursday
except June, July & August

How to start a new purple heart chapter-

June 26, 2018The Department Commander (Ryan Sabinish his e-mail is ryansabinish@hotmail.com) makes the decision to start a new chapter.  Once we receive the Department Commander’s written approval, a Chapter Starter Kit will be sent (please specify whether emailed or snail mailed).Once you are ready to start submitting new members or transfers, please contact us and we will start the following process:  1)  Select an available number for the new chapter.  When a number is assigned,        applications can be sent to Headquarters and assigned to the new chapter.  2)  Notify us if you, or someone else, are willing to be the “Organizer” for the new chapter.        This person would need to sign and return a Transfer Request form for the new chapter        and verify phone number and/or email address for the website.  3)   When at least 12 members have signed up, the Application for Charter can be submitted.        (The Application must be signed by the Department Commander.)  Once the new chapter is       chartered, the chapter may then apply for the EIN.We appreciate the interest in starting a new chapter and are available to help if you have any questions or need assistance.Thank you.  Have a wonderful day.​Anne – ​

MOPH Membership Team
MOPH 5413-B Backlick Rd, Springfield, VA 22151
Web:  www.purpleheart.org; Phone: 703-642-5360; Fax: 703-642-1841

~All Gave Some, Some Gave ALL~

Minnesota Military order of the Purple Heart Veteran activities program

Current tickets-

  1. New donation- 6 free tickets for Jurassic Quest coming to 

    Minneapolis Convention Center

    1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403

    Nov 30 – Dec 2, 2018

    Fri 3pm-8pm   Sat & Sun 9am-8pm

    for more info about Jurassic quest go to- www.jurassicquest.com

  2.   Donation from Crayola Experience at the Mall of America for 2 general admission tickets to the Crayola Experience. 
  3.  main stage theater in Hopkins Minnesota- (4) tickets no holidays and some other restrictions may apply.
  4. New Ulm Minnesota Country Club- (4) green fee tickets. ( 3 LEFT) 
  5. Minnesota State Fair Aug 23- Sep 3rd  12 free tickets, up to (4) tickets per request. ( Sorry NO LONGER AVAILABLE)
  6. Minnesota Twins- September 26th (4) tickets. ( Sorry NO LONGER AVAILABLE)
  7.  donation from Mall Of America 2 all-day Unlimited ride Universe passes, 2 passes to moose mountain and 2018 mall of america coupon book. ( Sorry NO LONGER AVAILABLE)
  8. Chanhassen Dinner Theater- ( Sorry NO LONGER AVAILABLE)

Veterans activities program will focus on activities for purple heart veterans that are members of the Minnesota military order of the Purple Heart and our gold star family members. Including free tickets to a variety of activities throughout Minnesota.


1.must be a member of the Minnesota (MOPH) ether a gold star family member or a purple heart veteran.

2. ticket request must be e-mailed to gboche62@comcast.net  please including your name, home address and membership ID number.

3.can only request tickets once every 30 days.

4.First come first serve.

Thanks commander Sabinish


Please contact Department Americanism Officer Charles Jones – 763-607-0245 or e-mail @ cjmoph1@gmail.com for help

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Here are some tips and suggestions on establishing a Purple Heart City or County.
This is just a guide to assist in your efforts, and does not proclaim to be the “End-All”
in the procedure.
I use a County Board of Supervisors (BOS) in the below outline, however, you can
use the same information for a City Council or Board of Commissioners, etc.
First, find out who on your BOS is the Veteran’s contact person. If there is no
Supervisor assigned to this, contact the Board Chairperson or County person known
to you, and ask for a face-to-face meeting.
Have with you a copy of the example Proclamation (click for two examples), and
suggest they can use it as a guide in making their own. Be prepared to explain what
your intent is ie, honoring all those who have sacrificed for their country .. those
killed or wounded in combat ….
Make sure you advise him/her that it’s cost neutral; that it will not cost the County
any money … any incurred cost will be absorbed by your chapter – such as plaques,
highway signs, etc. This is an important point, as knowing that there is no cost
involved will resolve any fiscal issue that might inhibit action.
You will probably be referred to the County Clerk to work up the Proclamation. Be
sure she/he sends you a draft copy for your review and approval – before it’s finalized.
It’s important you agree with the verbiage.
Once the Proclamation is firmed up, ask that the BOS presentation be placed on the
agenda at least two weeks in advance. This gives you time to contact other Veterans
organizations to attend the meeting, and for you to contact the newspaper / radio to
publicize the event. Invite as many veterans you can – Ladies, other vets, all your
members, etc.

If your BOS meetings are televised, ask the cameraman for copies on DVD – they
may charge you, but some may honor our non-profit status and waive any charge. If
they won’t waive the cost, pay the money – it’s well worth it to have a DVD of the
presentation. If no filming is available, assign someone to video it.
Be prepared to give a short acceptance speech (if given the opportunity). They are
honoring Purple Heart veterans, and they should receive recognition for doing so.
If you can, bring enough of your Department coins / pins, etc. to present to all the
Supervisors – don’t forget the County / City Attorney, Clerk of the Board, Chief
Administrative Officer, City Manager etc. Everyone who sits facing the audience
should get one.
After the awards, Chapters gater outside and take lot of still pictures – some are
submitted to, and were published in, the Purple Heart Magazine, others can feature in
the Purple Hat Press.
Please keep your Department and Regional Commander appraised of your progress.
As the National Coordinator of the program, I will need legislative confirmation (a
copy of the resolution or proclamation) alongwith an address, specifically a zipcode.
Once confirmed, I will post it on the National web-site.
It is suggested you send the Proclamation / Resolution to your Department
Commander, who will send it to your Regional Commander, who will send it to me
(scanned copy in email). It is very important your chain-of-command be kept in the
The above can also be used as an outline for a Purple Heart State, by contacting a
State Legislator who would be willing to introduce a Bill or Resolution.
Call or email me anytime if I can be of further assistance. Yours in Patriotism,
Matt Bridges
National Purple Heart Trail Coordinator
Phone: (229) 569-0915
Email: mbridges.usmc@gmail.com

2018 Fall Conference

Fall conference will be in Rochester at the-

Rochester VFW Post #1215
2775 43rd street NW Rochester MN

on October 13th at 8 a.m.

more info will be posted on a later date.

suicide awareness walk

September is suicide awareness month.

As you may know, according to 2015 data, 20 veterans commit suicide on a daily basis.

As a way to help bring awareness of this, the Albert Lea VA Clinic will be participating in a 20 minute walk on 9/19 @ 4:30 pm.  We invite anyone to participate that is interested.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Danielle Elg, RN, BSN, CWOCN, PHN

Clinic Administrator/COD

Albert Lea VA Clinic

1665 W. Main St.

Albert Lea, MN 56007

(507) 377-6051

Fax: 507-373-2256