Glenn Klinsky recognized for 70 years continuous American Legion Membership

On May 22, 2018 Glenn Klinsky was recognized for 70 years of continuous American Legion membership in a private ceremony in Lisbon.  Glenn has been a member of the Ely American Legion for the entire 70 years.  Pictured below is Glenn receiving his certificate from Post 555 Commander Marv Peters and 2nd District Commander Dick Hogan.  Congratulations Glenn

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Ely Community Memorial Day Program 2018

Please plan to join the members Ely American Legion Post 555 for the Ely Community Memorial Day Service at Rogers Grove Cemetery 28 May 2018.

This program has been part of Ely for more than 90 years and and still proudly maintained as part of our community traditions.

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks – Marv Peters, Post Commander

Opening Prayer – Pastor Brian Middleswarth – St John Lutheran Church, Ely

Reading of General Logan’s Order – Zack Johnson, 2017 Boys State Candidate

Pledge of Allegiance – led by Chase Gehrke, 2017 Boys State Candidate

Star Spangled Banner – Ely Presbyterian & St John Lutheran combined choir Stephanie Buonadonna Director

Memorial Day Message – Mr. Rob Smith – Post 555 Historian

On Flanders Field – Amanda Whetstone, 2017 Girls State Candidate

Song for the Unsung Hero – First Presbyterian & St John Lutheran combined choir

Bell Honor for All Service Branches – Legion and SAL Members

El Silencio – Morgan Eadie

Benediction – Pastor Brian Middleswarth – St John Lutheran Church Ely

God Bless America – Choir and Audience

Color Guard and Rifle Squad – Salute to those who have died in service to our nation – Legion and SAL Members

Taps – Leo Rigel

Please feel free to bring folding chairs to the cemetery.

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Favorite Upcoming Legion Events

Private Event

May 26, 2019
All Day

Cornhole Tourney

May 31, 2019
07:00 PM

Doors open at 6:30, game play starts at 7:00 sharp.

This post-season cornhole tourney brought to you by the Ely Legion Auxiliary.

Post 555 Monthly Member Meeting

June 3, 2019
07:00 PM

Thirsty Thursday

June 20, 2019
07:00 PM

Social event for post members and their guests.

USA Dance

June 23, 2019
03:00 PM

Details here.

Private Event

June 29, 2019
All Day

Concealed Carry Class

June 30, 2019
02:00 PM

Contact: Iowa Carry Safe

Post 555 Monthly Member Meeting

July 1, 2019
07:00 PM

Thirsty Thursday

July 18, 2019
07:00 PM

Social event for post members and their guests.

USA Dance

July 21, 2019
03:00 PM

Details here.

Thirsty Thursday

August 15, 2019
07:00 PM

Social event for post members and their guests.

USA Dance

August 18, 2019
03:00 PM

Details here.


 
Find the complete Ely Legion event list here.

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Last Bags Tourney of the Regular Season (and a Post Season Game)

Saturday, May 12th is the last cornhole tournament of the Legion’s regular season. Come have fun even if you have ever 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. Just $5.00 per player.

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Beyond that, the Ely Women’s Auxiliary is hosting a post season bags tournament after the Ely Block Party at the Legion.

Double Elimination. Race to 21 wins.
$30.00 team entry fee.

1st Place $300.00
2nd Place $150.00
3rd Place $50.00

To reserve a spot send your names and team name to auxiliary@elylegion.com.

Send your entry fee to:

Ely Legion
P.O. Box 357
Ely, IA 52227

Make checks payable to Ely Legion. Checks must be received by May 30th.

First 20 teams to register are guaranteed a spot. Ages 16 and up.
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Favorite A Gift for the Person Who Has Everything

What do you give to someone who has everything?  Consider giving the gift of a flag.  The Ely Sons of the American Legion are offering to put a flag in front yards for the 4 major patriotic holidays (Flag Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July and Veterans Day) again in 2019.  It makes the perfect gift and it requires no work.  Find out more here. 

flags

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