Post Membership Meeting

12 January 2018
* All Post Members Expected
* SAT, 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM. Heritage Hunt Marsh House.
* 2019 Budget discussion & vote.
* Discussion on Community Center
* Discussion on Monthly Newsletter 

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.
Adopt-a-Highway.  Look for next event.
Secretary Wilkie, Department of Veterans Affairs, is hosting an important VA presentation for all veterans on 17 January at 1:00 PM via webcast. Register at: https://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/55510/va-secretary-robert-wilkie-host-live-community-town-hall-online-january-17th/ 
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.
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Post Executive Committee Meetings

10 January 2019
* Post Membership welcome to EXCOM business meetings.
* 7:00 PM Start
* Project planning & reports
* Venue:  Heritage Hunt, Marsh House.
Post Fund-Raising on 26&28 May18. See CALENDAR page for next event.  Volunteers are needed so sign up soonest. . 
1 July 2018 - 30 June 2019.  The 2019 American Legion Membership Campaign and Year kicks off 1 July 2018.  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 2019membership 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.

See full details on our "Programs" page for this wonderful annual event! 

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.

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 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 - absent.
​Our 2018/19 Post Executive Committee
Our partner, 430th Expeditionary Electronic Combat Squadron, Kandahar, Afghanistan, received Post 1799 gifts and best wishes on Christmas Eve 2018! The Squadron displayed our two packages and kindly sent this picture to us.  

American Legion Post 1799 Legionnaires and their families send Christmas greetings and prayers for all of the men and women serving in the 430th.
Cub Pack 107, sponsored by Post 1799, enjoyed a wonderful day at the Tank Farm on 22 September. Our Post 1799 Liaison Officer is Legionnaire Charles Hillon.
Since November 2018, Post 1799 and community friends are moving forward on this partnership.  If any questions, call Bob Wyman, 703-298-2686.  We move forward!
Our partnership with 430th Expeditionary Electronic Combat Squadron in Kandahar, Afghanistan  advances.
    "Great Job" from our District Commander 

12/18/2018.  "I was walking around on MyLegion and I see you have 114 members listed. My papers say your goal is 113 so you're the first in the 16th District to make 100%. Congratulations and thank you all for a job well done."

Sonnie Dickerson, 16th Dist Commander
District Website: www.16dvalegion.org
www.Facebook.com/alva16th
    Notes from EXCOM Meeting 10 January 2019 

Post 1799 Commander Richard Mention restated Post 1799 has achieved 100% for the 2018-19 recruiting campaign, as reported by Department of Virginia.  Not only is this an outstanding accomplishment, there is more!

Post 1799 is the first post in the 16th District to achieve the 100% recruiting goal this year!  This is also a first for Post 1799 recruiting campaigns.  We are not done yet!  Legionnaires need to pass this good news wide and far to encourage more veterans to join us.

Discuss at the EXCOM included planning for the Saturday membership meeting at the Marsh Mansion in Heritage Hunt.  A draft post budget will be presented by Post Finance Officer Bill Walsh.  Update report on our Partnership Program will be presented.  Members will be asked to offer suggestions on the draft budget and Post future plans.  Be sure to attend and get updated.
Post Christmas Party - 2018