Post Membership Meetings

September  2018
* Post Membership & Guests
* Marsh House,Heritage Hunt  
* 10:00 AM Greetings.
* 10:00 - 11:30 Meeting.
* Various activities/reports.
* Preps for Haymarket Day Parade!

Scheduled Special Events

Pending Events 2018
IHOP Breakfast on Wednesdays at 9:30 AM. All Members are welcome to the Legionnaires' weekly gathering.  This is a no-host event.  For details, call Finance Officer Bill Walsh at 703-743-1343.
​no-host IHOP Breakfast is weekly.
Post Partnership, Coordination with 455th & Post EXCOM.  Further Info? 703-298-2686 Bob Wyman 
Haymarket Day, 15 September, we march!  Further details coming.
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Haymarket Day Parade
15 September 2012






Apply today to join the American Legion and Post 1799 with this application.  Just download!  The instructions are on the application.
Post Fund-Raising on 26&28 May18. See CALENDAR page for details.  Volunteers are needed so sign up soonest. . 
Post Executive Committee Meetings

9 August 2018
* Post Membership welcome to EXCOM business meetings.
* 7:00 PM Start
* Project planning & reports
* Venue:  Haymarket Library, Main Meeting Room.
1 July 2017 - 30 June 2018.  The 2018 American Legion Membership Campaign and Year kicks off 1 July 2017.  Current members will receive post card reminders from National Headquarters to renew.  Of course, the quickest and best way to renew is to visit the renewal website at: http://www.legion.org/renew   You will need your Membership ID# on your 2015 Membership Card and a credit card.  The 2018membership fee is $40.00.  The National website has an easy option to "Pay Up For Life," including the fee calculator.  1st Vice Cdr Ken Morris is our Post Membership Chairman,  at 703-753-5581 or kenmorris@global-inv.com 
You can also pay directly by sending a check ($40) to Post Adjutant, P.O.Box 1799, Haymarket, VA 20169 

Boys-Girls State awardees from Battlefield High School & Patriot High School attended this year's big leadership event during 17-23 June 2018.  Eight Delegates from American Legion Post 1799 Complete Virginia Boys and Girls State.

Six boys and two girls, sponsored by American Legion Post 1799 of Haymarket/Gainesville, have completed the Virginia Boys State and Girls State programs of the American Legion. Boys State, held at Radford University and Girls State, held at Longwood University, each from June 17-23, provides delegates with an immersive experience designed to enshrine within them with knowledge of the rights and privileges, duties, and responsibilities of citizens of Virginia. Delegates have the opportunity to run for election for various offices including mayor, city council, sheriff, Supreme Court justice, delegate, senator, attorney general, lieutenant governor, and governor. Attendees participate in legislative sessions designed to provide a real-world experience that simulates the functions of state government. In addition, delegates have the opportunity to participate in recreational activities ranging from band and chorus to athletics. Delegates are also afforded the opportunity to attend classes in public speaking and parliamentary procedures. This year’s guest speakers included Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax, and Governor Ralph Northam as well as several members of the Virginia House of Delegates and State Senate.

Post 1799 annually selects delegates from Battlefield and Patriot High Schools, based on the applicant’s academic performance, interest in civics, and demonstrated commitment to public and community service. This year’s Boys State attendees were Blake Brown (elected State Delegate), Casey Cho, Austin Gonzales (elected Mayor), Nathan Hakimpour (elected State Delegate), Norideen Hussny-Hunt, Robert Lazar (elected to City Council). Girls State attendees were Victoria Witmer and Clair Graser.

​Contact Post Commander Richard Mention at rmenton@yahoo.com, 571-236-4921 for details. 
More Big Events for Veterans and their Families
4th Annual Gold Star Mothers Family Monument Golf Tournament, 
28 September 2018

Post 1799 is also a sponsor.  Venue is the Stonewall Golf Club, 15601 Turtle Point Drive, Gainesville, VA 20155.  For details, contact Post 1799 Legionnaire Ward Nickisch, 703-989-0988, wnickisch@outlook.com    

For more details, please see:   
http://www.gsmmonument.org/Golf/2018/GSMF%20Monument%20Golf%20Poster%202018.pdf
American Legion Post 1799 and USAF 455th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron, Bagram AFB Afganistan have formed a partnership.  The Battlefield HS AFJROTC leadership sent three greetings/thanks videos to the 455th.  AFJOTC is collection history magazines for the 455th too.  Post is working on other material & PR tasks.   13Jun18, Post Chair, Partnership Project.
Defenders of the 1st Amendment.

Prior to the start of any official Post meeting, our tradition is to encourage veterans to address any issue.  During the official Post meetings, partisan party politics are not encouraged in keeping with American Legion HQ guidance.  The American Legion stands for American patriotism - without partisan party rancor at official meetings.  Identification as a veteran is expected.

In Virginia, we have elections annually and every Legionnaire is encouraged to vote.
American Legion Post 1799 is takeing a new patriotic initiative - direct support for our American Warriors in Afghanistan.  This is an opportunity for all Legionnaires to participate in a very special partnership.
Since May 2018, Post 1799 and community friends are moving forward on this task.  If any questions, call Bob Wyman, 703-298-2686.  We move forward!
Our 2018/19 Post Executive Committee, as elected on 2 June 2018.  From L to R, Adjutant/Finance Officer Bill Walsh, Chaplain Jim Wright, Post Cdr Richard Menton, PAO Irwin Lazar, Sergeant-At-Arms Russell Hansen.  First Vice Cdr & 2nd Vice Cdr - absent.
​Our 2018/19 Post Executive Committee
Picture taken from former Soviet Air Control Tower at Bagram Afd.
Battlefield HS AFJROTC Cadet Major Crosby receives the annual American Post 1799 General Military Award from Post Commander Richard Menton.
Legionnaires!  Mark your calendars for 15 September?

Post EXCOM decided on 12 July that our Post will march in the 15 September 2018 Haymarket Day Parade and have a booth.  See our website for attire.
Americans in Wartime Museum Open House at the Tank Farm - Nokesville, 22-23 September.

During 10AM to 4PM on 22-23 Sep 2018, family-friendly activities  and fabulous armored vehicles will be on display.  

Details & Registration:  
Go to http://www.nmaw.org/ and select "Open House."