Favorite Upcoming Events

Private Party

May 27, 2018
All Day

Memorial Day Service

May 28, 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Details Here


May 29, 2018
06:00 PM

For more information contact Aimee at (319) 389-3181.

Auxiliary Block Party Bags Tourney

June 1, 2018
07:30 PM - 11:30 PM

The Ely Women’s Auxiliary is hosting a bags tournament after the Ely Block Party at the Legion.

Double Elimination. Race to 21 wins.
$30.00 team entry fee.

1st Place $300.00
2nd Place $150.00
3rd Place $50.00

To reserve a spot send your names and team name to auxiliary @elylegion.com.

Send your entry fee to:

Ely Legion
P.O. Box 357
Ely, IA 52227

Make checks payable to Ely Legion. Checks must be received by May 30th.

First 20 teams to register are guaranteed a spot. Ages 16 and up.

No refunds

Private Rental

June 2, 2018
All Day

Flag Retirement Ceremony

June 14, 2018
07:00 PM

Public is welcome to bring flags for retirement and to stay and observe the ceremony.  Legion hall will be open after the retirement ceremony.

Private Party

June 30, 2018
All Day


Favorite A Gift for the Person Who Has Everything

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. 




Post 555 recognized at Linn County Meeting

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.


Glenn Klinsky recognized for 70 years continuous American Legion Membership

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


Ely Community Memorial Day Program 2018

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.


Ballroom Dancing at the Ely Legion

Iowa Corridor USA Dance Chapter #2100

Serving Iowa City / Coralville / North Liberty

Ballroom & Latin Dancing
Sunday, May 20, 2018

Social Dancing: 3 – 5 pm
Cost: $5

Dancers of all levels welcome, no experience or partner required!

Ely American Legion Post #555

For more information:
Email: info@corridordance.org
Website: http://www.corridordance.org