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Post 141: the First 10 Years

Harvey T. Rimel American Legion Post 141: the First 10 Years, thanks to B. L. Kent, Post Historian 1953-1954. Click here to read more...

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Chaplain W. E. Robb Visits Glenwood for Membership Drive

From The Glenwood Opinion, Thursday October 16, 1919, Local Post of American Legion Is Growing-Will Make Membership Drive Saturday-Ex-service Men Should Join "Chaplain W. E. Robb of the One-Hundred and Sixty Eighth Iowa Infantry will speak at the Baptist church next Wednesday evening, October 22, on the subject, “The Price of Our Heritage.” Chaplain Robb … Continue reading Chaplain W. E. Robb Visits Glenwood for Membership Drive

Post 141 Temporary Charter and First Election

As we look back over the first 100 years of Harvey T. Rimel Post 141 in Glenwood Iowa, I would like to share some historical documentation from the Post, The Glenwood Opinion (now known as the Opinion Tribune), and various periodicals I was able to track down. We know by documents at the Post that … Continue reading Post 141 Temporary Charter and First Election

First Iowa Department Commander Mathew A. Tinley

Mathew Adrian Tinley, physician and surgeon, retired Lieutenant General and Commander of the 34th Infantry Division and the first Commander of the Iowa Department of the American Legion, died at Council Bluffs, Iowa, March 11, 1956. He was born on March 5, 1876, over a small grocery store at 1017 Main Street in Council Bluffs.  … Continue reading First Iowa Department Commander Mathew A. Tinley

Centennial Year Kick Off at the Rose Bowl

Members of The American Legion family took turns in three-hour shifts to cover a parade float celebrating The American Legion centennial in seeds, beans and flowers in preparation the the 2019 Tournament of Roses Parade. When: The broadcast begins at 10 a.m. CENTRAL on Jan. 1. The American Legion float is third, behind the US … Continue reading Centennial Year Kick Off at the Rose Bowl