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 servicemembers and veterans.

Our Post holds quarterly general membership meetings at the Haymarket Library and monthly Post Executive Committee meetings at the Haymarket Library.  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.  A young post, 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:  Richard Menton   
Post 1st Vice Commander:  Ken Morris
Post 2nd Vice Commander: Vacant
Post Adjutant: Bill Walsh  
Post Sergeant-At-Arms:  Russell Hansen
Post Finance Officer: Bill Walsh
Post Chaplain:  Jim Wright  (703) 743-1108)
Post JAG: Vacant
Post Historian:  Vacant
Post Public Affairs Officer:  Irwin Lazar
Post Service Officer: Vacant
Adjunct Service Officer:  Steve Botello SO7589@verizon.net
Past Post Commander John Vaglia - deceased.
Past Post Commander Susan Karnecki - deceased.
Past Post Commander Mike High

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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 Richard Menton appointed following chair persons for 2016-2019
  • ​Fund Raising Chairperson   Bill Walsh
  • Membership Chairman Ken Morris
  • Haymarket Day Parade Chairman Richard Menton
  • BSA Cub Scout Pack 107 Liaison Officer Charles Hillon
  • Blood Donor Chairman Rich Bohmer
  • Boys/Girls State Chairman  Vacant
  • Web•Webmaster Bob Wyman
  • Budget Committee Chairman  Bill Walsh
  • Post Highway Trash Pickup Chairman Mike High
  • Veterans Day Parade Chairman  Vacant
  • 4-H Trigger Time Club Chairman John Schortenmyer 
  • SOWW Chairman  Don Blake
  • Get Out The Vote Chairman  Bob Wyman
  • Post Partnership Chairman Bob Wyman

Post 1799 Free Speech Blog  To encourage unfettered expression of opinion, we have a blog only available to Post members.  Access is by member request to the webmaster via email.  Given the unmonitored nature of this blog - participation is totally voluntary.  The blog gives members an opportunity to share any constructive opinions with members.  The address is post1799@yahoogroups.com   Post members gain access to this blog by emailing the webmaster and asking for access.  The webmaster will then add the Post member to the access roster and provide instructions.  Webmaster is at rdwyman@comcast.net  
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.