ARISE News

WWI ARMISTICE CENTENNIAL

World War I was called the war to end all wars. An armistice to end that war was signed on November 11, 1918. A presentation to mark the centennial will be given on Sunday, November 11, 2 pm at the American Legion Memorial…

ABIGAIL OF THE CIVIL WAR Program on October 21st

Come to meet Abigail on Sunday, October 21, 2 pm at the American Legion Memorial Building. The Building also known as the Armory is located at 201 Poplar Street in Atlantic. The program is one of the monthly presentations sponsored by Atlantic Rock…

Things That Make You Go – Boom!

Pineapples, lemons and potatoes sound like items on your grocery list. In fact they are words used to describe U. S. military weapons and ammunitions. Steve Livengood, retired Army soldier will be showing and explaining ordnance used from World War I to present.…

“Iowa’s Own Monuments Man: George Stout”

Presentation by Nancy Trask     –    Sponsored by ARISE Sunday, February 18, 2 p.m. American Legion Memorial Building (the Armory) 201 Poplar, Atlantic Program Description:  Nancy Trask will present historical slides about the WWII Monuments Men, especially introducing George Stout, who was born and…

The Memorial Hall – Before and After

The Memorial Hall measures 22 feet by 69 feet for a total of 1,760 square feet (including stair landings and other spaces).  It is on the lower level of the American Legion Memorial Building, which is approximately four feet below exterior grade.  An…