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The American Legion Family

Benjamin Firestone Post 290 of The American Legion

Supporting our Verterans

The veterans of Post 290 provide mutual support to veterans and the community of the Columbiana local area.  The post chaplain holds services at 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 of song, a gift and a thank you. The post chaplain shares the Christmas story from the Bible and offers prayers for the veterans and all in attendance. The Auxiliary members the past two years have made hand-sewn lap robes to give to the veterans. 

The 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 veterans from our area look to them for help.

Supporting our Troups

Through Operation Cookie Drop and Operation Comforts From Home boxes are sent to our active duty militarylet them know we care about them and appreciate all they do. Boxes are sent several times a year with donations from the community,families with 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 support. 

Supporting our Youths

Legion supports our local 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.

Community Parades

Veterans of Post 290 lead every community parade, proudly carrying and guarding the American Flag.  

Provide military honors for departed veterans

The solemn privilege of providing the final tribute for a veteran’s service to their country is provided by the Honor Guard at funeral services. You may have heard the sounds of the gun volley and the solemn 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

Post Commander Dick Simpson
1st Vice Commander Dick Houp
2nd Vice Commander Pat Kuhlman
Adjutant Joy Chismar
Finance Officer Jim Houp
Trustee Jack Guy
Trustee Ed Holisky
Trustee David George
Past Commanders Ken Allcorn
Chaplain Ken Rambo
Sergeant-at-Arms Ken Allcorn
Post Bugler Bob McLaughlin

44403 State Route 14, Columbiana, OH 44408

Phone: 330-482-9657   

Mail: PO Box 143, Columbiana, Ohio 44408