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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

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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

Glenwood Designated Home Base Iowa Community

May 3, 2018 (Glenwood, Iowa) – Gov. Kim Reynolds along with other state and local officials announced today that Glenwood has received the designation as the 79th Home Base Iowa (HBI) Community. Local community leaders, businesses and veterans attended the event at the Harvey T. Rimel American Legion Post 141. “It’s my privilege to congratulate Glenwood on becoming … Continue reading Glenwood Designated Home Base Iowa Community