* IHOP Breakfast on Thursdays at 9:30 AM. CANCELLATION ANNOUNCEMENT BELOW. For details, call Finance Officer Bill Walsh at 703-743-1343.
* Post Blood Drive. Contact Rich Bohmer, firstname.lastname@example.org. Cancelled until further notice.
* Fund-Raising, , Post 1799. Volunteers needed. Call Finance Officer Bill Walsh at 703-743-1343 See insert below. Cancelled until further notice.
* VOTE NOW! Early voting in person is encouraged at the Gainesville Library. Curbside voting is available for disabled. Veterans need to lead the way for America!
Welcome to American Legion Post 1799's website. Veterans are invited to contact the Post Adjutant (see CONTACT page) for joining the American Legion. All visitors interested in contacting Post 1799 are invited to contact the Post Adjutant. We are proud to be in the 16th District of the Department of Virginia.
Apply today to join the American Legion and Post 1799 with this application. Just download! The instructions are on the application. All honorably discharged or still serving US veterans are now eligible.
Post Executive Committee Meetings
28 Oct 2020:
* 6:30PM. Virtual Meeting - ZOOM
* Post Membership welcome to EXCOM business meetings.
* 4th WED each month
* Project planning & reports
* Virtual mtgs only - ZOOM.
1 July 2019 - 30 June 2020. The 2019 American Legion Membership Campaign and Year kicks off 1 July 2019. 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 2018 Membership Card and a credit card. The 2019 membership fee is $40.00. The National website has an easy option to "Pay Up For Life," including the fee calculator.
You can also pay directly by sending a check ($40) to Post Adjutant, P.O.Box 1799, Haymarket, VA 20169
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.
Our 2019/20 Post Executive Committee, as elected on 15 June 2019. From L to R, Finance Officer Bill Walsh, Chaplain Kurt Hackett, Service Officer Greg Alexander, Sergeant-At-Arms John Schortenmeyer, JAG Bob Wyman, Post Cdr David Revill. Absent: 1st VC Mark Siegel, 2nd VC Rob Brook, PRO Irwin Lazar, Adjutant Dennis Corrigan.
Our 2019/20 Post Executive Committee
Post Fund-Raising on 26&28 May18. See CALENDAR page for next event. Volunteers are needed so sign up soonest. .
Cub Pack 107, sponsored by Post 1799, enjoyed a wonderful day at the Tank Farm on 22 September, 2017. Our Post 1799 Liaison Officer is Legionnaire Charles Hillon.
Weekly Post IHOP Breakfast, Gainesville
Thursday at 9:30 AM
CANCELLED as of 19 March 2020.
Post Commander will re-evaluate in future.
Every Week! Check your calendar and join us for no-host breakfast with US & Allied veterans.
Post Christmas Party - 2018
Five-person team, lead by Past-Post Cdr Mike High cleared the two-mile assigned area on 22 June 2019. Chairman Mike HIgh and Chaplain Curt Hackett are "holding up the pole." Also present are Sergeant-At-Arms John Schortenmeyer, Mrs. Schortenmeyer, and JAG Bob Wyman
Did you know - All honorably discharged veterans, including Reserves, are eligible to register online and shop at the online exchanges the same way customers shop Amazon. The benefit does not include family members. For all the details and how to get started, go to:
Post Fund-Raising Events:
* Cancelled until further notice
* Contact Post Finance Office Bill Walsh as soon as possible. email@example.com
During the Covid19 National Emergency, Post face-to-face meetings are being replaced my emails, text messaging, phone calls, and video-conferencing (Zoom) Post business continues. Direct any questions to;
* Adjutant Dennis Corrigan, 571-236-7980, firstname.lastname@example.org
* Post Cdr David Revill, 254-535-6607, email@example.com
Veterans Help Veterans! Check on your fellow veterans to see if they need assistance. Contact the Post.
Post EXCOM and general membership meetings are via ZOOM. All Legionnaires are encouraged to download the free ZOOM to establish an account for future participation at EXCOM and General Membership meetings. Look for Adjutant's coordination instructions for ZOOM events.
Future EXCOM meetings will be the 4th Wednesday of each month. Future General Membership meetings will be the 4th Saturday - every two months..
Wreaths Across America
At the recent EXCOM, a discussion started on the best way to link our Legionnaires' contributions to the WAA program that will provide credit to Post 1799. Discussions continue.
Expect an update when the guidance is clarified and Post decisions are resolved. WAA is a worthy cause for veterans and their families to embrace.