June 14th is Flag Day. Make sure to fly “Old Glory” if you get the chance and pause a few minutes today to remember those who are in harm’s way today defending our flag and the principles it stands for. Also happy birthday to the United States Army!

Marv Peters, Commander

Flag Day


Ely American Legion Boys State Candiate

Ely American Legion Post 555 has selected Seth Wennermark of 1630 North Drive in Ely as the Ely Post Boys State Candidate for 2014. Seth is in his junior year at Prairie High School and active in several extracurricular activities at Prairie High School.

Iowa American Legion Hawkeye Boys State is an opportunity for young men who are finishing their junior year in high school to experience the relationship between how democratic governments operate and how political parties are organized.

Boys State is an opportunity for young men to gain pride and respect for our form of government and in leading and following. With over 500 young men attending from many different communities in Iowa, Boys State provides an excellent opportunity to meet and work with many different people and develop lifelong friendships.

Iowa Boys State is celebrating it 75th year of training citizenship this year. Boys State will be conducted from 15 – 20 June in 2014. Congratulations Seth!


National Commander testifies on the State of VA Health Care


Post Memorial Day Observance at Rogers Grove Cemetery

Brigadier General Roy Webb, Deputy Commanding General, Army National Guard – U.S. Army Maneuver Support Center of Excellence, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, speaks at the Post 555 annual Memorial Day Service at Rogers Grove Cemetery. Post Honor Guard stands by.

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Please plan on joining us to remember those who have gone before us on Memorial day. The Ely Community Service will be conducted on Monday 26 May at 11:00 AM at the Rogers Grove Cemetery. ELY MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE 2014