The Ely American Legion is again sponsoring the 5th Grade Flag Essay Contest. All area 5th graders are encouraged to participate. The attached document provides detailed instructions on how to enter the contest.Share
Even though many of the riders said the ride was a warm one, they all enjoyed the fellowship and companionship involved in a motorcycle ride, especially when it is honoring our American Flag. The ride stared in Oxford, traveled to Columbus Junction, then stopped at the Ely American Legion. The money raised during this charity ride is going to support ongoing activities and programs supported by the Oxford, Columbus Junction, and Ely American Legion Posts.Share
A ceremony for Disposal of Unserviceable Flags as outlined in Resolution No. 440, passed by the 19th National Convention of The American Legion in New York, Sept. 20-23, 1937 was conducted in Ely on July 11, 2015. The ceremony was overseen by members of Ely American Legion Post 555 and was joined by members of the Cedar Rapids Knights of Columbus and the Ely Volunteer Fire Department.
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The flag disposal ceremony which was scheduled for 14 June has been rescheduled for 11 July at 5:00 PM at the Ely Fire Department grounds.Share