American Legion Post 735, Hiawatha, Iowa



Welcome to American Legion Post 735
Located in Hiawatha, Iowa, the hometown of
Medal of Honor recipient Sal Giunta

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Upcoming Events (all times Central timezone)

  • 9/25/2021: Post Celebration Dinner (delayed Christmas gathering from last year!)
    • ‚Äč5:30 - 6:00 pm: Social time
    • 6:00: Dinner
  • 9/28/2021, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Red Cross Blood Drive (sign up online)
  • 9/28/2021, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm: Training Tuesday (virtual/online monthly training)
  • 10/11/2021, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Red Cross Blood Drive (sign up online)
  • 10/12/2021, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Monthly Post Meeting
  • 10/26/2021, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm: Training Tuesday (virtual/online monthly training)
  • 11/1/2021, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Red Cross Blood Drive (sign up online)
  • 11/9/2021, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Monthly Post Meeting
  • 11/11/2021: Avenue Of Flags (Labor Day)
    • Flags go out at 7:00 am
    • Flags come in at 4:00 pm

Members and facilitators of local VA counseling groups present a handmade plaque and monetary donation to the Post 735 Commander, Joe Helle, in appreciation of the Post's support of providing facilities for their counseling groups.
A burial flag is presented to Susan Olmstead on July 25th during a Celebration Of Life ceremony for Richard Olmstead.
More photos are available on Facebook.
Dick Hogan, Vice Commander of Iowa Department, installed our new officers on July 13, 2021. Installed were Joe Helle (Commander), Larry Throndson (Adjutant) and Tim Cunningham (Treasurer). Congratulations!
Members of the Hiawatha Post 735 Mock Trial team, both students at Cedar Rapids Kennedy High School, present a plaque to Post Commander Troy Andersen during the June Post meeting. The Mock Trial team made the state tournament this year and lost to the team that eventually was the national runner-up!
Matt Kuba, head coach for the Post 735 Warriors American Legion Baseball team, presents a jersey shadow box during the Mary 2021 Post meeting to Post Vice Commander Joe Helle as thanks for the Post's support. The Post 735 Warriors were Area 4 Champions, earning a berth in the Iowa Department (state) tournament, both of which are new accomplishments for a Post 735 team.
Post 735 was presented 6 memorial flag boxes on March 9, 2021 by Christopher Tauber of Troop 28.
Tauber built the flag boxes for his Eagle Scout project.
Post 735 is one of the blood drive sites for the Eastern Iowa Chapter of the American Red Cross. The opportunity to give the gift of life is available each month, right here at the Post. Visit the online donor reservation system to get your seat locked in right now! 

American Legion Post 735 is part of the nation's largest veterans service organization, committed to the mentoring and sponsoring of youth program in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting a strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service member and veterans.

If you would like to learn more about the Amercian Legion, the Auxiliary, or the the Sons of the American Legion, please look around this site or contact us at 319-393-2377.

A common question is, "Am I eligible to join?" Recent changes to the American Legion's membership requirements most likely means the answer is yes:

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