American Legion Post 211 News

Love your freedom? Thank a veteran

Sunday, November 1st, 2015

Most veterans move quietly around us every day. They are pastors, doctors, nurses, mechanics, police officers, salespeople, IT specialists, business owners and lawyers.  They are fathers, grandfathers, brothers, uncles and, increasingly, moms, grandmas, sisters and aunts.  In short, they are us − with a notable exception. They literally gave up years of their lives to make sure we could go on with ours.

It’s noteworthy that …Read More

Craft beer and local music are center stage at House of Blues

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

By Cynthia Schuster-Eakin

Sample some of the area’s best craft brews while listening to some of Northeast Ohio’s finest musicians at the inaugural “Local Brews Local Grooves” event at the House of Blues on Feb. 28.

The whole house event is the ultimate craft beer and music festival featuring the finest local breweries, hottest bands and the tastiest menu created by House of Blues chefs just for …Read More

Join in the fun for good cause at annual Super Bowl event

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

The 12th annual Rise Above It (RAI) Super Bowl Benefit takes place on Feb. 1, 5 p.m. to closing, at the Ironwood Cafe in Westlake.

Tickets, priced at $35 in advance and $40 at the door, include beer, wine and food, live entertainment and door prizes. The evening’s menu includes a chili and nacho station, “Hodge Podge” station, burgers, bratwurst and hot dogs, boneless chicken wings …Read More

Veterans Day events honor those who have served

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

Avon Lake

By C. Schuster-Eakin

American Legion Post 211 will conduct a military reveille flag-raising ceremony at 7:30 a.m. on Nov. 11 at the post, 31972 Walker Road in Avon Lake. Following reveille, the honor guard and all other veterans will go to Learwood Middle School to participate in the annual Veterans Day Breakfast. John Shondel, post sergeant-at-arms, said the program will include music, an opening prayer, …Read More

Sign falls at football game, injuring several in American Legion color guard

Friday, September 20th, 2013

Avon Lake

By Bryan Wroten

Two men received injuries requiring hospitalization after a gust of wind knocked over a sign at the Avon Lake High School football game Friday night.

Larry Meiners and Jake Lundy, members of American Legion Post 211’s color guard, were taking part in the flag raising ceremony before the home game when wind knocked the sign onto them. Meiners, the Ward 3 councilman, suffered …Read More