VFW Post Activities

VFW Post 1260 Commander Bruce Malterud presents VFW Leadership awards to Cadet Tristan Wilcox and Cadet Lucas Gack at the 17th Annual JROTC Military Ball.

VFW Post 1260 presents Certificates of Appreciation and cash awards to Voice of Democracy submissions from Bemidji High School. (L-R) Front: Kayla Henrickson, Lauren Berg, Max Brown, Camille McDermott, Back: Adjutant Curt Anderson, Commander Bruce Malterud, Quatermaster Kelly Booge and BHS Career Advisor Barry Cervenka

VFW Post 1260 Commander Bruce Malterud (center) receiving a Department Certificate for 100% Community Service Reporting by VFW Post 1260 for 2020-2021.  On the left is 9th District Commander Kelly Booge and on the right is MN VFW Department Jr Vice Commander Dan Meyer.

Bemidji’s Veterans of Foreign War Auxiliary President, Margaret Booge, presenting a check for $500 to Mary Mitchell, Executive Director of the Bemidji Area Food Shelf.  This money, donated during March’s Food Share Month, will be doubled and used to help support local families in need.

VFW Aux Donation to Food Shelf

Post 1260 members folding the First National Bank flag in preparation for the annual flag burning ceremony.

November Flag burning ceremony 2017

VFW Post 1260 at the Becida Parade on September 2nd

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VFW Award for Knife River as the 2016 Employer of the Year!

Knife River Award

VFW Support the 2016 Warrior Expedition Paddlers departing from Itasca State Park on the Mississippi.

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VFW Color Guard Members participating in the 4th of July Parade in Debs, Minnesota, 2015



June 9th, 2015

Pictures from Nielson Place as VFW Members Serve A Meal To Veteran Guests


Guest Speaker was Chris Ring, a Navy Combat Veteran, swimming down the Mississippi for the Gold Star Families and Legacy Alive

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Post Members and Wives enjoying companionship while anxiously awaiting the famous “Chicken Wings” of the Backwoods Bar & Resturant

April 6th, 2015


Front LEFT to REAR:  Dave Christianson, Russell Frickie, Arla Frickie, Becky Christianson

                            Front: CENTER:  Glenn Malterud

Front RIGHT to REAR:  Neil Roberts, Commander: Bruce Malterud, Clare Kapphahn, Janie Malterud, Marion Kapphahn


Color Guard Detail on Veterans Day – November 11, 2014

Lincoln School, Bemidji, MN

VFW Post 1260 Post Color Guard members take part in the Lincoln School student’s activities honoring their Veteran parents and relatives.


                                                  (L to R):  Trustee: Roger Reese – Post Chaplain: Chuck Brown – Commander: Bruce Malterud – Quartermaster: Kelly Booge, and Senior Vice Commander:  David Christianson, along with approximately 100 Bemidji local Veterans (not shown) from several wars were honored by the students of Lincoln School in Bemidi MN for their service.

The Color Guard is a volunteer group of Post members that provide Flag Honors, Flag Presentations, Parade Presentations and other “Honor” activities for the Bemidji area by invitation. 

The group participated in approximately one dozen Color Guard activities during 2014.  Many of these same members also provide Honor Guard details at local Veteran funerals.  The group participated in approximately two dozen Honor Guard activities in 2014.  

VFW members interested in participating in any of these activities should discuss their interest with one of the Post Staff fully identified on other pages of this Web Site.


Lincoln School students personally shake hands with all the Veterans personally thanking them for their service!




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August 30th, 2014

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Military Statue Dedication

Greenwood Cemetery – Bemidji, MN

August 23, 2014


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MAY 28, 2014


National Commander’s Bemidji VFW Reception, Intoduction, Speech and Dinner Pictures






Color  Presentations

Feb 7, 2014 – Feb 22, 2014 – March 15, 2014 – Mar 21, 2014 – April 26, 2014 – May 10, 2014 – May 31, 2014 – Jun 7, 2014

Bemidji Axemen



Pearl Harbor Day Dinner

December 7th, 2013


Eagles Club, Bemidji, MN

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 Dinner Silent Auction