Holiday Greeting

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St. Quentin Post Members and Friends,

I wanted to take just a moment during this busy holiday season to reflect on the past year and remember how fortunate we are to live in this great nation. Please never forget that what you do matters, no matter your role in our post, what you do makes a difference to all veterans, to those who are still serving, and to our nation. Thank you for what you do to make ours post what it is!

2014 has been a great year and I am honored to continue to serve as your Commander. We have accomplished a great deal this year, and each of us should be proud of those accomplishments with an eagerness to take on whatever the New Year brings.

As we bring closure to this year, let’s keep in mind those service members who are operating forward, many serving in harm’s way across the globe and away from family and friends. I ask that you keep them & their families in your thoughts and prayers.

Please enjoy the holidays with your family and get charged and ready for a great 2015 at the Ely American Legion!

Diane joins me in wishing you and your family a safe and joyful holiday season and a prosperous New Year!

Marv Peters
Commander, Post 555

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Results from Bags Tournament on December 13th

December 13th proved to be another great evening of competition at the Ely Legion and in the end not even the “Ugly Christmas Sweaters” would help Austin and Cole ward of the competition as they lost their title and trophy to Greg and Chris.
Congratulations to Greg Billick and Chris Steuhm for being our winners at the 13 December Bags tournament at the legion. Greg and Chris will be defending their title on the 17th of January here at the legion. Watch for more details on upcoming tournaments soon!
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BAGS at the LEGION – December 13th

Come out for an enjoyable evening of “Bags” with your neighbors and friends!! Mark your calendar and save the dates. Competition play each evening.


December 13th
7:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Bar Opens at 6:00 PM

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Fifth Grade Flag Essay Contest Extended Until 1 January 2015

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The Ely American Legion is sponsoring the Fifth Grade Flag Essay Contest. The Fifth Grade Flag Essay Contest will help youth develop a deeper knowledge and understanding of the United States flag and teach proper etiquette and respect for the flag. All local fifth graders are encouraged to submit entries. The local first place winner will receive a $20 prize and will have their entry forwarded for District and State level competition. The local second place winner will receive a $10 prize. Other prizes are available at the District and State levels of competition.

Eligibility: Participants must be citizens of or lawful residents of the United States. All contestants must be students enrolled in the fifth grade in a public, parochial, military, private, or state accredited home-school program.

Essay: The written essay will be no more than 300 words and will be limited to one full page, double-spaced, typewritten, 12-pitch, and an original effort of the contestant. The subject will be a personal interpretation of what the United States flag represents to the individual, based on facts from the United States Flag Code http://www.usflag.org/uscode36.html. Word or Adobe format may be used.

Contest: A copy of this letter with the bottom portion completed must accompany each essay. Contestants may submit essays to legionessay@elylegion.com or mail entries to Post 555, 1545 Main Street, Ely, Iowa 52227. Entries must be received no later than November 1, 2014 to allow adequate time for judging. American Legion Post 555 will notify winning contests of results. For further information, contact Marv Peters at (319) 848-4764.

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Results from Bags on November 22nd

The first “Bags” event of the season was a great success filled with intense competition and lots of fun! At the end of the evening it was the X-BLADES team that won the event without a loss all evening. Congratulations to Austin and Cole on great play and being the first winners of the traveling trophy.

It you would like to make a run at knocking off Austin and Cole make sure to show-up on December 13th when they will be defending their title! Check-out the Bags Post for more information.

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Rent the Legion Hall for your Holiday Party

Find out information about the hall, rental details and how to contact us. The Legion Hall in Ely is a great place for your Christmas or New Year party.

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Veterans and Families gather on Veterans Day

Members of Post 555 and their families gathered Tuesday for a Veterans Day soup supper and fellowship. Here post commander Marv Peters addresses the gathering.

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November Family Movie Night at the Legion

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Disney’s Maleficent
Friday November 21, 2014
7:00 pm

Free admission. Snack bar open upstairs and bar open downstairs.

Chairs will be available but you can bring your own as well as blankets and sit on the floor. Everyone welcome.

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