Established in Haymarket, Virginia, on 17 September 2005, American Legion Post 1799 is located in the 16th District of the American Legion, Department of Virginia.  America's military veterans in the greater Haymarket area have joined together to support our community and demonstrate veterans still serve the Nation. We invite American men and women military veterans to contact us regarding membership.  

The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest veterans service organization, committed to mentoring and sponsorship of youth programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting a strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans.

During the Covid19 Emergency, all of our meetings are via ZOOM.  Normally, our Post holds monthly general membership meetings at the Marsh Mansion at Heritage Hunt and monthly Post Executive Committee meetings at the same venue.  All meetings are open to the membership. The Post's operations are guided by the annual Post Calendar.  Our Post Commander leads the Post through staff planning and membership input, combined with American Legion national, department, and district guidance. While we are a local Post, we contribute to the American Legion national effort.  We provide a wide selection of community support activities and we remain open to expanding our activities to meet membership expectations.

We hold annual elections to ensure our membership retain control of their Post.  All members determine their level of participation - however - all members have unique talents and experiences to contribute to make their Post and community better.  Our Haymarket Post was numbered "1799" to commemorate the year the town of Haymarket was charted.

Post Commander:  David Revill   
Post 1st Vice Commander:  Mark Siegel
Post 2nd Vice Commander: Rob Brock
Post Adjutant: Dennis Corrigan  
Post Sergeant-At-Arms:  John Schortenmeyer
Post Finance Officer: Bill Walsh
Post JAG: Bob Wyman
Post Service Officer: Greg Alexander
Post Chaplain:  Curt Hackett
Post Public Relations Officer: Irwin Lazar
Adjunct Service Officer:  Steve Botello steven.botello@gmail.com
Past Post Commander John Vaglia - deceased.
Past Post Commander Susan Karnecki - deceased.
Past Post Commander Mike High
Past Post Commander Richard Menton

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Helen Pichard, Claims Agent, Virginia Department of Veterans Services, is also available to assist veterans with benefits questions.  Helen can be contacted at (703) 630-2811 or 1-800-925-0640. More at: http://www.dvs.virginia.gov/fieldoffice_quantico.shtml   helen.pichard@dvs.virginia.gov   
Post 1799 Vision Statement (2015)

  •   To be the best organization in providing support and service to our veterans, their families and to our communities, states and nation, and further a strong sense of patriotism and loyalty.

Post 1799 Mission Statement (2015)

  •   To support The American Legion programs for veterans, young people, and community;
  •   To advance the understanding of patriotism and responsibility of citizenship;
  •   To promote individual integrity and family values.

Post Commander David Revill appointed following chair persons for 2020-2021
  • ​Fund Raising Chairperson   Bill Walsh
  • Membership Chairman - Vacant
  • Haymarket Day Parade Chairman Rocky Colavita
  • BSA Cub Scout Pack 107 Liaison Officer Charles Hillon
  • Blood Donor Chairman Rich Bohmer
  • Boys/Girls State Chairman Irwin Lazar
  • Webmaster Bob Wyman
  • Budget Committee Chairman  Bill Walsh
  • Post Highway Trash Pickup - Vacant
  • Veterans Day Parade Chairman  Rocky Colavita
  • 4-H Trigger Time Club Chairman John Schortenmyer 
  • SOWW Chairman  Tom Henning
  • Get Out The Vote Chairman  Bob Wyman
  • Post Historian: Jim Wright
  • ROTC Representative David Shuler
  • POW-MIA Chair Ward Nickisch
  • Post Education Officer Travis Goodman

Our Post 1799 By-laws dated 9 February 2013.

Apply today to join the American Legion and Post 1799 with this application.  Just download!  The instructions are on the application.
American Legion Officer's Guide - 2020