Greetings from Commander Aguirre

Disabled American Veterans of Minnesota Members:

Greetings from your State Department Commander, Mick Aguirre. I hope this finds you and your Chapter’s in good health and spirits. With Veteran’s Day, fresh in our mind I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your service to our great Nation and your continued dedication to our Minnesota Veterans and their families.

Since I have taken the official title as Commander, I have been busy representing the DAV at various events and gatherings across the state, highlighting your work and our commitment to the men and women who served. Our membership is growing which shows that our members are out making meaningful connections with the veterans in their communities and getting them connected with our CSO’s, DSO’s, and NSO’s. We have had several successful fundraising events which provide us with the means to fulfill our mission. We appreciate all of the support and volunteer efforts from our Members to make these events possible. I have attached a list for you all to see what I have been up to since I accepted your nomination for Commander.

As we look to the future, I encourage you all to work closely with the Auxillary Unit’s, ensuring their viability and inclusion in our efforts throughout our Minnesota Communities. You have all done so much to improve the lives of our veterans and their families in Minnesota and I am so proud and grateful for all of your self-less efforts. Together we will continue to be a leader in Veterans Affairs in the State of Minnesota.


Fulfilling our Promises,

Mick Aguirre, State Commander
DAV Department of Minnesota

Outreach and Events, I have attended on behalf of the DAV of MN:

  • Groundbreaking of the Silver Bay Band Shelter
  • Old Glory Run 5k in St. Joseph
  • VFW State Convention in Rochester
  • Commanders and Adjutants Training, Cincinnati Ohio
  • Minnesota Lynx Practice Event
  • American Legion State Convention, Rochester
  • DAV of MN Golf Classic Fundraiser, Prior Lake
  • DAV National Convention, Atlanta Georgia
  • Treasure Island Veterans Appreciation Dinner and Ceremony
  • Van Delivery to Detroit Lakes
  • State Fair Military Appreciation Day and DAV Booth
  • Radio Interview with Tom Lyons
  • First Pitch at the Twins Game
  • Nisswa and Williams Narrows meet and greet with veterans
  • CTF Conference Camp Ripley
  • St. Cloud VAMC interviews for new director
  • Women Veterans Conference, Rochester
  • Trap Shoot Fundraiser at Wild Wings, Hugo
  • DAV of MN Fall Golf Tournament, Stillwater
  • Boat Ride for Volunteer Drivers on St. Croix River
  • Camp Ripley Deer Hunt meet and greet with veterans
  • DAV of MN Fall Conference, Willmar
  • Medal of Honor Gala and Ceremony at U.S. Bank Stadium
  • Speaker at Flag Appreciation Day, Marcy Elementary School, Minneapolis