Ely American Legion Oratorical Contest

The Ely American Legion is seeking candidates interested in participating in the annual American Legion Oratorical Contest.  The contest is open to all students in grades 9-12.  See attached form for more information.

Ely American Legion Post 555 High School Oratorical 2017



December Bags is Coming Up!

Get ready once again to toss bags at the Ely Legion. Saturday, December 16 is the next cornhole tourney. Come have fun even if you have never played before. We draw teams so it is a great way to meet people. Doors open at 6:30 pm and game play starts at 7:00.


The Naming of the St. Quentin Post

There is a new post in the History section.  Check it out here. 


November Cornhole!

It’s time again to toss bags at the Ely Legion. Saturday, November 18th. Doors open at 6:30. Game play at 7:00. All are welcome even if you have never played before. Don’t miss the hot cornhole action.

We draw teams so come in groups or individually. Everybody plays!


Ely American Legion 5th Grade Flag Essay Contest

The Ely American Legion is sponsoring the 5th Grade Flag Essay Contest.  The 5th 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 5th graders are encouraged to submit entries.  The local 1st place winner will receive a $20 cash prize and will have their entry forwarded for District and State level competition.  The local 2nd place winner will receive a $10 cash prize.  Entry forms are available on our website and at the Ely Public Library.  Entries must be received by 1 December 2017.

Link to entry form:

Ely American Legion 2017 Flag Essay


Triple Nickel Junior Shooting Sports Fall Program Starts

Find out more by clicking on the Junior Shooting Sports link in the banner menu or by clicking here. 


The 2017 and 2018 Bags Dates

The dates are in, the bags and boards are ready and the beer is cold. Get ready for another action packed year of tossing bags at the Ely American Legion.

We will kick off the season by hosting the Fall Fest tournament on October 14th. Teams of two will compete against each other in a double elimination tournament on Saturday, October 14, 2017 starting at 11:00 AM. Cost is $30 per two person team. Cash prizes will be offered for 1st and 2nd place Limit of 16 teams. For more information about Fall Fest events, visit the city’s Fall Fest website.

Starting in November, Bags at the Ely Legion will return to our regular schedule with doors opening at 6:30 PM and play starting at 7:00 PM. Cost is $5.00 per player and teams will be chosen by blind draw. Half the gate is returned in prizes for 1st and 2nd place.

As always, the bar will be open during game play… and maybe even a little after. 😉

Here are the dates. Mark your calendars and don’t miss the cornhole action!

October 14 at 9:00 AM (Fall Fest)
November 18 at 7:00 PM
December 16 at 7:00 PM
January 13 at 7:00 PM
February 17 at 7:00 PM
March 24 at 7:00 PM
April 21 at 7:00 PM
May 12 at 7:00 PM


Happy Flag Day

Post 555 Sons of the Legion deck the Legion Hall for Flag Day.