Marion Post 298
The Post General Membership meeting is at 7:30 PM on the second Monday of the month.
Our dues are $40 a year.
American Legion Post 298 Marion Veterans Club Hours:
Monday through Thursday 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday Noon to 10 p.m.
Scholarship Season is here! Scroll down on this page to find the applications or links.
Welcome to American Legion Post 298 of Marion Iowa. We are Iowa's biggest post, and proud of our facility and our members of the Entire Legion Family. Post, Unit, Squadron and Riders Chapter 298 hope you will come visit us.
Still serving: it’s 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 nation’s veterans, its service members, their families, the youth of America and ordinary citizens. These programs make a difference in hundreds of thousands of lives each year.
Our organization’s 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.
It’s 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
Legion Meetings are the Second Monday of each month at 7:30 PM
To rent the hall for receptions, banquets, or other events,
please call the post at 319-377-8320.
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319-362-2174 24 hour hotline for veterans.
Scholarship Season Begins!
Scholarship information will be posted as it becomes available:
Legacy Scholarship -
The American Legion’s Legacy Scholarship provides college scholarship money to children of post-9/11 veterans who died on active duty, or have a combined VA disability rating of 50 percent or greater. Apply Nov. 15 to April 15, 2020.
Apply Here https://www.legion.org/scholarships/legacy
Post 298 Educational Trust Application -
The Trust Scholarship may only be awarded to residents of Linn County. Applications must be received no later than 31 March, 2020
Post 298 Scholarship Application -
Applicants must be the child, grandchild, stepchild or step-grandchild of a current American Legion, Auxiliary, or SAL member of Marion Post #298. Applications must be received no later than 31 March, 2020
Second District Merit Award -
Applicant must be a graduating high school senior who resides in the American Legion, Second District (Clinton, Dubuque, Jackson, Jones, Linn or Scott Counties). Applications must be received no later than 31 March, 2020
Auxiliary Unit 298 Merit Awards -
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 298 will once again award two $1000 Merit Awards to high school seniors related to members of Marion Post 298 Legion Family (TAL, ALA, SAL). The student can be from any high school or home school program and from any state. The deadline to receive applications is April 10, 2020. Award Application is The list below in .pdf format..
Auxiliary Unit 298 Higher Education Awards -
The Unit 298 Higher Education Merit Award is to be awarded to any senior or graduate of Marion High School, Linn-Mar High School or Home School Program who is interested in pursuing his or her education beyond the high school level and may include college, trade, technical or professional training in such areas as nursing, electronics, auto mechanics or other occupations requiring post-secondary education. Unit 298 will award two Unit 298 Higher Education Award of $1000. The deadline to receive applications is April 10, 2019. Award Application is The list below in .pdf format..
The American Legion celebrated it's 100th year of service to the community, state and nation. Post 298 is proud of it's Centennial Webpage. Most of our history is on the Centennial Page.
It can be found here. http://centennial.legion.org/iowa/post298
Our Constitution and Bylaws are below
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:
- Service to Veterans
- Care and Education of Children
- Strong National Defense
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:
1550 hours donated to VA Medical Center in Iowa City, Iowa
25 needy veterans helped
120 units of blood given
32 funeral honors given to veterans who need not be members
2 boys sent to Boys State
Sponsor Cub Scout Pack 58
Conducted competition for American Legion Oratorical Contest
Conducted 5th grade Flag Essay Contest
Awarded 2, $1,000 scholarships to Linn-Mar and Marion students
Gave 15 Flag folding and etiquette programs at schools
Posted colors at all Marion and Linn-Mar High School football games
Provided apples for all the teachers in the community in thanks for their work with children.
Sponsored a Legion World Series of Baseball team
Provided color guards at various community and metropolitan functions
Members logged over 25,000 volunteer hours in the community
Provided Welcoming groups to Soldiers Returning from combat
Provided memberships to over 15 deployed service members
Participated in Operation Package Drop contributing money and donating supplies sent to deployed soldiers
The Legion Family donated over $800 to relieve the plight of Hurricane Katrina survivors
Donated funds to:
Marion Parks and Recreation
Marion Heritage Center
American Red Cross
Foundation 2, children at risk agency
Four Oaks, mental health center
Tanager Place, child advocacy agency
Post Prom school sponsored parties
VA Disabled Veteran's Van
American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund
https://sites.google.com/site/al2iowa/ 2nd District web site
http://www.linncounty.org/154/Veteran-Affairs Linn County Veteran's Assistance site
https://www.dav.org/ The Disabled American Veterans
https://www.dav.org/ The Veterans of Foreign Wars
https://www.va.gov/ The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
https://www.pownetwork.org/ The P.O.W. Network site
https://www.iowanationalguard.com/SitePages/Index.aspx The Iowa National Guard web site.
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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 last full measure of devotion - that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain."