Ely Community Awareness Night

In the light of recent public safety concerns across the nation, residents are invited to join the City of Ely and the Ely American Legion for a Community Awareness night. This two hour informational presentation will serve as a lesson or reminder on how we can all work to be more aware of our surroundings and helpful tips on staying safe.

We will be having a speaker from Chains Interrupted, a non-profit organization committed to fighting against human trafficking, a survivor of Human Trafficking, as well as a Community Outreach Officer from the Linn County Sheriffs Department. The presentation will conclude with a demonstration by a local Self Defense Instructor, Todd Miskimen. Todd will have information available about private lessons that he offers as well as other local self defense classes.

This event is free and open to the public – all ages are welcome. We ask that you RSVP as “GOING” only if you plan on attending so we can gauge an accurate head count. In the event of reaching capacity, we may host another event for those who miss the cut off.

Thursday, August 16 at 6 PM – 8 PM


Flag Retirement Ceremony to be held on Flag Day

The U.S. Flag code states that, “the flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.” Thus, when a flag is torn and tattered beyond repair, it’s time for it to be retired.

On Flag Day, Thursday Jun 14, the Ely American Legion will conduct a flag retirement ceremony and honorably retire unserviceable flags. The ceremony will begin at 6:00 p.m. Community members are asked to bring flags in need of retirement to the Legion Hall on Flag Day and are invited to stay and observe the solemn ceremony.


Post 555 recognized at Linn County Meeting

At the May 22nd meeting of the Linn County American Legion in Mount Vernon the Ely American Legion Post was recognized for achievements in 2018 membership.  The Ely Post was awarded the Honor Ribbon for attaining 100% membership and they were awarded the Road Runner Post Award for achieving 109% of their membership goal for 2018.  In the photo below Post Commander Marv Peters is presented the awards from 2nd District Commander Dick Hogan.


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