Post Membership Meeting

23 July 2022
* 9:30 AM Coffee & Donuts
* 10:00 AM Official Meeting 
* Heritage Hunt Marsh Mansion,  
* Project/Committee reports.
* Cdr's guidance to new EXCOM.
Scheduled Special Events                            

Pending Events 2022
IHOP Breakfast on Thursdays at 9:30 AM  For details, Bob Wyman 703-298-2686. 
Fund-Raising, 16 July at Walmart.  For details, Buddy Wagner 703-743-9695.   
Honor Walk.  Pending
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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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 Meeting

20 July 2022: 
* 6:30 PM  Live Meeting          * Masonic Lodge Haymarket 
* Post Membership welcome to EXCOM business meetings.
* Project planning & reports.
* Cdr's guidance to new EXCOM.
1 July 2021 - 30 June 2022.  The 2021 American Legion Membership Campaign and Year kicks off 1 July 2021.  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 Membership Card and a credit card.  The 2021 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 American Legion Post 1799, ATTN: Adjutant, 13380 Fieldstone Way, Gainesville, VA 20155. 

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.
Post Fund-Raising on 16 July 2022 at Walmart. Volunteers should contact Post Finance Officer Buddy Wagner at 703-743-9695 for updates.
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
 Direct any questions to; 

* Adjutant Dennis Corrigan, 571-236-7980, [email protected]
* Post Cdr Ward Nickisch, 703-989-0988, [email protected]
* Post Service Officer Greg  Alexander, (703) 597-7615, [email protected]


Weekly Post IHOP Breakfast, Gainesville 
 Thursday at 9:30 AM 

Your fellow Legionnaires are enjoying this weekly event so come join us for good comradeship.  All Veterans are welcome!  Spouses are also welcome!
Eligibility Information for the American Legion

If you have served federal active duty in the United States Armed Forces on or after 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).
America Legion Post 1799 Elections
On 25 June 2021, in accordance with American Legion guidance and Post Bylaws, Post-elected EXCOM officers were installed by 16th District Commander Mark Stein to lead the Post in 2022-2023.  The vote was unanimous for all elected Post candidates.

Commander Ward Nickisch
1st Vice Commander Robert "Rob" Brock
2nd Vice Commander Carlos Collat
Adjutant Dennis Corrigan
Sergeant-at-Arms John Schortemeyer
Finance Officer Charles "Buddy" Wagner
Judge Advocate Robert "Bob" Wyman
Service Officer Gregory "Greg" Alexander
Chaplain James "Jay" Little
Public Relations Officer Irwin Lazar
Historian William "Bill" Parker
God Bless America and all who defend her!
We salute America's Defenders!
Have you seen the new official American Legion logo?  You will see more of it everywhere.
Post Honor Walks for 2022 Schedule.  
Get fit this year and enjoy a walk with friends.
9:00 AM, Saturday, 21 May.  
Saturday, 21 May, we conducted our 3rd Honor Walk of the year. This walk was in recognition of Armed Forces Day (21st) and in honor of those who have stepped forward are serving their country in uniform; and in recognition of Memorial Day (30th) in honor of those who died in service to our nation. We meet at the East end of the parking lot of the Haymarket-Gainesville Library (14870 Lightner Road, Haymarket, VA) at 9:00 am and then walked North on the walking path along side of Route 15 past the High School and Long Park to Waverly Farm Road and then walked back. 
30 April 2022, Blood Drive @Holy Trinity Church, sponsored by Knights of Columbus and American Legion Post 1799

The Blood Drive was successful and we collected 40 pints of blood. This meets the Red Cross’s criteria to be considered a medium size drive. This is an important designation and gives us better access for future schedules and availability of their staff Thanks to all who helped make this event successful. 

Our next joint Blood Drive🩸with the Knights of Columbus is scheduled for Saturday October 22, 2022 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Gainesville. 

Rich Bohmer, Post Blood Drive Chair, 25 May 2022
The American Legion values its independence and effectiveness on veterans' issues.  This stance is best maintained by neutrality on all individual candidates or political parties.  The American Legion, by legal definition, is non-partisan and supports "or opposes as necessary" only issues which impact the Four Pillars.
https://www.legion.org/dispatch/faq 

The American Legion's Four Pillars:
* Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation
* National Security
* Americanism
* Children & Youth
https://www.legion.org/magazine/1580/four-pillars