The Chanhassen American Legion Post 580 Honor Guard carries the colors to begin the Fourth of July parade.

As a veteran and member of the American Legion Post 580 Color Guard, leading the Chanhassen parade on the Fourth of July was an honor and privilege.

Together we celebrated 243 years of independence and freedom.

Community Editor

Mark Olson, the Chaska and Chanhassen community editor who has worked in Carver County for 20 years, makes any excuse to write about local history. In his spare time, Mark enjoys perusing old books, watching blockbusters and taking Midwest road trips.