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Benjamin Firestone Post 290 of The American Legion

                               Supporting our Veterans

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 Troops

Through Operation Cookie Drop and Operation Comforts From Home boxes are sent to our active duty military let 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 troop, 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.

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Post 290 Officers

Post CommanderJason Gregory
1st Vice CommanderDennis HillBerry
2nd Vice CommanderLes Brode 
Finance OfficerDick Simpson

Jim Williamson 

TrusteeJerry Angel
TrusteeRandy Miller
Past CommandersHoward "Butch Stoffer
ChaplainKen Rambo
Sergeant-at-ArmsKen Allcorn
Post BuglerBob McLaughlin