Post Membership Meeting

22 May 2021:
* 10:00 AM. Virtual Meeting - ZOOM
* Project/Committee reports.
* Discussion on monthly business.
4th SAT every other month.
Virtual mtgs only - ZOOM.

Scheduled Special Events         

Pending Events 2021
IHOP Breakfast on Thursdays at 9:30 AM. We return on 29 April!  For details, 703-298-2686. 
Post Blood Drive.  Contact Rich Bohmer, rich200@comcast.net.  Cancelled until further notice.
Fund-Raising,  Post 1799.  Call Finance Officer   Bill Walsh at 703-743-1343  Donations welcome.
COVID Vaccine now available.  Please read the announcement details below!  Flu inoculations are also available in area supermarkets, pharmacies, and clinics.
2021 is "Legionnaires Get Fit" for American Legion Post 1799.  Encourage your family members too!
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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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.    All honorably discharged or still serving US veterans are now eligible.
Post Executive Committee Meetings

5 & 28 May 2021: 
7:00PM. Virtual Meeting - ZOOM - 
* Post Membership welcome to EXCOM business meetings.
4th WED each month
* Project planning & reports
Virtual mtgs only - ZOOM.
1 July 2020 - 30 June 2021.  The 2020 American Legion Membership Campaign and Year kicks off 1 July 2020.  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 2020 Membership Card and a credit card.  The 2020 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 2020-2021 Post Executive Committee, as elected on 15 June 2020.  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 2020-2021 Post Executive Committee
Post Fund-Raising at public sites is on hold pending Pandemic update. Donors should contact Post Finance Officer Bill Walsh at 703-743-1343
Weekly Post IHOP Breakfast, Gainesville 
 Thursday at 9:30 AM 
.We have a "GO!"  IHOP management & our Post Commander support returning on 29 April 2021.
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:

https://www.shopmyexchange.com/veterans
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, 22dennis.corrigan@gmail.com
* Post Cdr David Revill, 254-535-6607, majrevill@yahoo.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. .
COVID Vaccine is available!  (Call now 703-794-4666.)

If you are registered through the website below - call now to  PWC Health Department for an appointment.  Call 703-794-4666.  Call between 9:00 AM and 4:30 PM - but better at 9:00 AM.

https://vax.preregister.virginia.gov/#/

* In addition, Flu inoculations are available in area supermarkets, pharmacies, and clinics.  If in doubt, contact your doctor.
Iwo Jima Honor Walk  
Great morning 5k walk enjoyed on 20 March 2021
   
Eligibility Information for the American Legion

If you have served federal active duty in the United States Armed Forces since December 7, 1941, and have been honorably discharged or are still serving - you are eligible for membership in The American Legion!

*Because eligibility dates remain open, all active duty members of the U.S. Armed Forces are eligible to join The American Legion at this time, until the date of the end of hostilities as determined by the government of the United States.

**U.S. Merchant Marine eligible only from December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946 (WWII).
Legionnaires!  Get Fit for 2021! 
American Legion Post 1799 is once again participating in the 100 Miles for Hope and helping to raise funds for the American Legion Veterans and Children Foundation. The event is a little different this year, and it starts on 1 April and runs through 6 September. Please join us in this event by registering at www.kilterrewards.com  select “join event’ and scroll down to the American Legion 100 Miles for Hope. Rather than miles, per se, the event is tracking activities of at least 30 minutes. The activities can be walking, running, bicycling, swimming, elliptical trainer, dancing, or a number of other activities listed on the website. The idea is that while you are out enjoying some daily wellness activity you will also be helping the American Legion serve Veterans and their families through the America Legion Veterans and Children Foundation. If you register to participate, please let Ward Nickisch know (wnickisch@outlook.com) as he is collecting the information on our participation.   Also try: https://www.legion.org/100miles/getstarted 
On 23 March 2021, the American Legion presented $10,000 to the Willing Warriors Retreat, Haymarket, thanks to Post 1799 Liaison Thomas Henning.  This is the third such American Legion award to the Retreat, all thanks to the efforts of Legionnaire Thomas Henning.  We are grateful to Tom Henning for his sustained outstanding performance.
V-E Day 1945 Anniversary is 8 May 2021.
Thomas 
Henning