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The Nisswa American Legion - The Get Together Place !
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Chef Dan's restaurant at the Nisswa American Legion provides delicious home-cooked lunches Monday - Saturday from 11 AM to 2:30 PM, with daily specials.
Monday nights are famous for the “$1.50 Burger/$1 Fries/ $1 draft beer.”
Friday nights Chef Dan has the finest dinners available in the area.
Chef Dan also caters for all of our hall rentals, including weddings, parties, anniversaries, meetings, and benefits. Chef Dan's catered events feature delicious home-cooked food.
The Nisswa American Legion Auxiliary presents Mexican Night on Tuesday nights from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. They also serve Sloppy Joe's for Bingo on Wednesday nights 6 PM - 8 PM and Sunday 3:30 PM - 6 PM.
Nisswa American Legions charitable gambling includes Pull-tabs, Meat Raffles, and Bingo. We donate generously to the surrounding community.
The Nisswa American Legion is located near Nisswa Lake which is part of the Gull Lake Chain. The Gull Chain of Lakes includes Nisswa Lake, Roy Lake, Spider Lake, Upper Gull Lake, Lake Margaret, and Gull Lake. The Nisswa American Legion serves the area communities of Brainerd, Baxter, Pillager, Merrifield, Crosslake, Pine River, Jenkins, and Pequot Lakes. This area is often referred to the Brainerd Lakes area in North Central Minnesota.
Established in 1946, Billie Brown Post 627 American Legion was named after Billie Brown. Billie Brown and his brother served in the 194th Tank Battalion in WWII. They were activated and sent to the Philippines before the Japanese invaded. Billie and his brother, along with many fine young men from the Brainerd lakes area, were part of the infamous "Bataan Death March". Billie survived the march but died in Camp O'Donnell. His brother survived and returned home after the end of World War II.
Our award winning Color Guard has won many 1st place trophies and performs in parades in the area as well as funerals for veterans whose families request our Color Guard. They also have a "Corn Beef and Cabbage" dinner every year.
Our Post 627 is known for having the finest Memorial Day ceremonies in the area with guest speakers such as 4 Star Air Force General Bruce Carlson, Honorable Governor Tim Pawlenty, U S Senator Norm Coleman, State Rep John Ward, and State Senator Paul Koering. The ceremonies include flyovers by the 148th Fighter Wing from Duluth.
The Nisswa Legion has over 384 members and has increased in size every year. We follow the philosophy of the 4 Pillars of Americanism.