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