American Legion


113 S Park Pl, Cresco, IA 52136


Cindy Yslas, Commander



The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans.

There are five American Legion Posts in Howard County. Cresco Post 135, Elma Post 597, Lime Springs Post 545, Protivin Post 605, Riceville Post 244.

Learn about the Freedom Rock Memorial Park, Veterans Banquet, Escorting for Veteran Funerals, Color Guard, Laying of the Wreath, Memorial Day programs, and scholarship and programs for our local youth.

Find us on Facebook at American Legion National Headquarters and on Twitter @americanlegionhq.

Rental Info

Contact: Harold Huhe | 563.547.4514

Prices and contacts are subject to change.

American Legion is a proud member of the Cresco Area Chamber of Commerce and accepts Cresco Chamber Dollars.