The American Legion, The Department of Iowa, Post 298
An anonymous donor provided funds for 2, $500 scholarships that could be awarded to a veteran or their family. This is a picture of Shelby Brooks and Leslie Karl accepting those scholarships from our Finance Officer, Mike Barron.
This is the winner of our Fifth Grade Flag Essay Contest. The rest may be seen here.
Echo Hill School
What the Flag Means To Me
Have you ever thought about the American Flag and what it means to you? I have thought about that question. To me the flag symbolizes freedom and our military veterans.
In America we enjoy many freedoms. The flag is a symbol for those freedoms. Our freedoms include the right to go to school, to vote for our own leaders, to choose our own religion, and the freedom of speech. The freedoms of our citizens make America an amazing country. These freedoms have been protected by our nation's military members and veterans.
One veteran, Deborah Sampson, was an indentured servant for 10 years. After her ten years were over she was free, but what freedoms did she have? During the late 1700's women were expected to marry young. However, Deborah Sampson was in no hurry to marry. Instead, Sampson dressed in men's clothing and enlisted in the Continental Army to fight for freedom from the Kingdom of Great Britain.
Veterans and current military members have continued to fight for America's freedom. People join the military for the honor of serving their country and a sense of duty to help others. They are brave and sacrifice many things including time from their families and sometimes their lives. I am proud to be the daughter of two Air Force veterans who have served to protect our freedom.
The American flag is a symbol for freedom that we enjoy in this country. This freedom is only possible because of the sacrifices that our military members have made and still make. Think About it. What does the flag mean to you?
This cabnet was built by Chuck Martinec to display the memorial bricks prior to being installed in the Memorial wall. The cabnet was built by Chuck and the materals were furnished by Linda Randklev.
The 2014 Legion Scholarship Application can be found Here.
The American Legion prepares for the Centennial - Marion has a page - http://centennial.legion.org/
Still serving: itís who we are
In 1919, The American Legion was founded on four pillars: Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation, National Security, Americanism, and Children & Youth. Each of these pillars encompasses a variety of programs that benefit our nationís veterans, its servicemembers, their families, the youth of America and ordinary citizens. These programs make a difference in hundreds of thousands of lives each year.
Our organizationís positions and programs are guided by resolutions passed by American Legion National Convention delegates, and by committee and commission members who represent 2.5 million wartime veterans and their families. These programs, and the men and women who take the time to perform them allow The American Legion to make a difference on the local, state and national levels.
Itís who we are and what we do.
Find out more here.
To join: www.legion.org/join
Beginning July 1, 2011, all members of The American Legion were given the option to renew their membership and pay their dues online for the following membership year. To learn more about the procedures, visit www.legion.org/renew to view instructional videos
Post 298 is on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/pages/American-Legion-Post-298-Marion-Iowa/156988394322505
Legion Meetings are the Second Monday of each month at 7:30 PM
Bar operating hours are:
To rent the hall for receptions, banquets, or other events, contact Leonard Olson. Please call the post at 319-377-8320.
The American Legion stands for a strong America. There is no better way to bring this about than to work with the youth of our land in preparing them to meet the tasks they will face in the years to come. Through its many youth activities, The American Legion is playing the leading role in developing future citizens of America.
The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic, mutual-help, war-time veterans organization. A community-service organization which now numbers nearly 3 million members -- men and women -- in nearly 15,000 American Legion Posts worldwide. These Posts are organized into 55 Departments -- one each for the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, France, Mexico, and the Philippines.
Who We Are
Since its chartering by Congress in 1919, The American Legion has been based on four founding principles:
These four founding principles are being implemented through some 57 Legion programs by Veterans who truly care about the fate of our nation and the kind of world which is left to our posterity. If you are a Veteran, "Get Involved" and continue to serve and preserve the nation you defended.
What We Do
Our Post strives to be much more than a club with a bar, but to give to the Community, State, and Nation. What we have done in a year:
hours donated to VA Medical Center in Iowa City, Iowa
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President Abraham Lincoln as stated in the Gettysburg Address
"From these honored dead we take increased
devotion to that cause for which they here gave the
13 February, 2014 Last update