LEGION ANNUAL BRUNCH

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FAMILY MOVIE NITE AT THE LEGION

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Join us for the Disney hit “FROZEN” featuring the hit song Let it Go!

Family Movie Night at the Ely American Legion featuring Disney’s Frozen

7:00 pm, Saturday March 22. 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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5th Grade Flag Essay Contest Winner

The winner of the local American Legion Fifth Grade Flag Essay Contest is Kaitlyn Sellon.  Kaitlyn is the daughter of Dustin and Sarah Sellon of Ely and a student at Prairie Creek Elementary School.  Kaitlyn wrote an essay about the United States flag that was very original and thought provoking.

The purpose of the American Legion Fifth Grade Flag Essay Program is to develop a deeper knowledge and appreciation for the United States Flag on the part of elementary-level students.  The contest also allows contestants to gain a greater understanding of flag etiquette and respect for the flag.

Kaitlyn’s essay has been forwarded for district and state level competition.  Congratulations and good luck Kaitlyn!DSC02238

Post Commander Marv Peters presenting Kaitlyn Sellon with Flag Essay Contest Award.

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Remembering the Old Ely Legion Hall 1923-1954

The current Legion Hall is not the first hall on the site. The original Ely Legion Hall was constructed in 1923 and expanded in 1928. Actually, it was two old school buildings that were moved to the site and fabricated into a hall for the Ely Post.

The building was dismantled in 1954 to make way for the new hall but during its 31 years it was used for just about every community event including stage productions and as the home court for the Ely High School basketball team.

Ely Elementary School Students in a stage production in the old Legion Hall, 1950

Ely Elementary School Students in a stage production in the old Legion Hall, 1950

The audience for an elementary stage production in 1950.  Note the basketball hoop.

The audience for an elementary stage production in 1950. Note the basketball hoop.

Dismantling the hall in 1954, front view.

Dismantling the hall in 1954, front view.

Dismantling the old hall in 1954, rear view.

Dismantling the old hall in 1954, rear view. A boxcar is visible on the old railroad tracks to the right.

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Happy Holidays from Post 555

I would like to take this opportunity to wish the members and friends of Post 555 a happy and joyous holiday season. It is also important during this season that we remember those who are currently serving and will not be with family and friends during this holiday season. Remember them in your thoughts and prayers.

I think the following video says it all:

Happy Holidays,
Marv Peters
Post 555 Commander

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