Friday, January 16, 2015

Happy Founders' Day!

Happy Sons of Norway Founders' Day!

It was on this day 120 years ago that 18 Norwegian immigrants came together in Minneapolis, MN to form a mutual assistance group that would support their community members in times of tragedy. Since then, Sons of Norway has grown exponentially and you are now part of an international organization with a network of members and lodges throughout North America and Norway.

As I reflect on the occasion, I can't help but wonder if our founders could ever have conceived the notion that their small, community-based group would one day grow into the Fraternal Life Insurance company we know today?

So, in honor of Founders' Day, I encourage you to spend time out in the community today wearing your membership pin and talking to friends and neighbors about Sons of Norway. You can tell them about the member benefits, philanthropic opportunities or financial products offered exclusively to members, as well as the great work being done by your lodge. 

Above all, today is an opportunity to celebrate our founders, show pride in our heritage and boast about all the great things Sons of Norway does in your community. 

In closing, on behalf of everyone at the Sons of Norway Headquarters, I wish you a happy Founders' Day and offer my heartfelt appreciation for your dedication to the organization. 

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