What do you give to someone who has everything? Consider giving the gift of a flag. The Ely Sons of the American Legion are offering to put a flag in front yards for the 4 major patriotic holidays (Flag Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July and Veterans Day) again in 2017. It makes the perfect gift and it requires no work. Find out more here.
At the May 22nd meeting of the Linn County American Legion in Mount Vernon the Ely American Legion Post was recognized for achievements in 2018 membership. The Ely Post was awarded the Honor Ribbon for attaining 100% membership and they were awarded the Road Runner Post Award for achieving 109% of their membership goal for 2018. In the photo below Post Commander Marv Peters is presented the awards from 2nd District Commander Dick Hogan.
On May 22, 2018 Glenn Klinsky was recognized for 70 years of continuous American Legion membership in a private ceremony in Lisbon. Glenn has been a member of the Ely American Legion for the entire 70 years. Pictured below is Glenn receiving his certificate from Post 555 Commander Marv Peters and 2nd District Commander Dick Hogan. Congratulations Glenn
Please plan to join the members Ely American Legion Post 555 for the Ely Community Memorial Day Service at Rogers Grove Cemetery 28 May 2018.
This program has been part of Ely for more than 90 years and and still proudly maintained as part of our community traditions.
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – Rogers Grove Cemetery
Welcome and Opening Remarks: Marv Peters, Commander, American Legion Post 555
Opening Prayer: Reverend Brian Middleswarth – St. John Lutheran Church
Star Spangled Banner: Ely Presbyterian and St. John Lutheran combined choirs
Memorial Day Message: Remembering Ely’s Contribution to the Great War – Rob Smith, Post Historian, American Legion Post 555
Musical Selection: Ely Presbyterian and St. John Lutheran combined choirs
Bell of Honor for all Service Members: Post 555 American Legionnaires and Sons of the Legion
Benediction: Reverend Brian Middleswarth – St. John Lutheran Church
God Bless America: Choir and Audience
Color Guard and Rifle Squad Salute: Post 555 American Legionnaires and Sons of the Legion
Taps: Leo Rigel
Closing: Marv Peters, Commander, American Legion Post 555
Please feel free to bring folding chairs to the cemetery.
Iowa Corridor USA Dance Chapter #2100
Serving Iowa City / Coralville / North Liberty
Ballroom & Latin Dancing
Sunday, May 20, 2018
Social Dancing: 3 – 5 pm
Dancers of all levels welcome, no experience or partner required!
Ely American Legion Post #555
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