The American Legion today Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Alan Page with the organization’s James V. Day “good guy’’ award at a Monday luncheon.
The Legion, which is holding its national convention in Minneapolis, gave Page the honor because of his work with kids through the Page Education Foundation. The scholarship program for kids of color was started by Page in 1988.
“While I’m not convinced that I deserve the recognition I am receiving, I accept it on behalf of those 4,500-plus Page scholars whose efforts are changing the future,” Page said.
The award has been presented to an eclectic group of people ranging from singer Dolly Parton to baseball commissioner Bud Selig.