290 of The American Legion
veterans of Post 290
provide mutual support to veterans and the community of the Columbiana
local area. The post chaplain holds
Whispering Pines every second Sunday of the month. Other members
frequently visit with veterans in Parkside
Nursing Home and
Whispering Pines. At Christmas time we provide a program
a gift and a thank you. The
chaplain shares the Christmas story from the Bible and offers prayers
veterans and all in attendance. The
Auxiliary members the past two years have made hand-sewn lap robes to
post frequently donates
to the Veterans Administration (VA) clinics in Calcutta and Youngstown.
We donate to the VA food bank in Youngstown and
Second Harvest Food Bank, as many
from our area look to them for help.
Operation Cookie Drop
and Operation Comforts From Home boxes are sent to our active duty
militarylet them know we
them and appreciate all they do. Boxes are sent several times a year
with donations from the community,families
members serving and of course the post members. This is an important
program to show our appreciation and a note of
thanks is always
included in the packages to give them encouragement and
youth through the Legion Americanism
Program, by sending boys to Buckeye Boys State, and by
sponsoring a local Boy Scout troup, a baseball team, and softball team.
The local kids soccer league practices and plays on soccer
fields located on post property.
Veterans of Post
every community parade, proudly carrying and guarding the American
military honors for departed veterans
the final tribute
for a veteran’s service to their country is provided by the Honor Guard
funeral services. You may have heard the sounds of the gun volley and
notes of Taps being played as you pass by
the cemetery, one of the funeral homes or one of our churches in town.
The Honor Guard in the
last five years has
served at almost one hundred of those services honoring our veterans.
Post 290 Officers
|1st Vice Commander
|2nd Vice Commander
|| Ken Allcorn
44403 State Route 14, Columbiana,
Mail: PO Box 143,