Post Membership Meeting

29 June 2024
* 9:00 AM Coffee & Donuts
* 10:00 AM Official Meeting
* Installation of Officers 
* Guiseppe's Italian Restaurant, Haymarket.
Scheduled Special Events                            

Pending Events 2024
IHOP Breakfast on Thursdays at 9:30 AM, Gainesville  (Arrive early because it is THE veterans' social event!)    

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

19 June 2024: 
* 6:30 PM  Live Meeting         * Heritage Hunt Marsh Mansion Living Room
* Post Membership always welcome to EXCOM meetings.
1 July 2023 - 30 June 2024.  The 2023 American Legion Membership Campaign and Year kicks off 1 July 2023.  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 2023 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 at American Legion Post 1799, ATTN: Adjutant, P.O. Box 1799, Haymarket, Virginia 20168-1799 . 

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 at Walmart., Cabela's, & Dominion Valley Giant.  Volunteers should contact Carlos Collat 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 Carlos Collat, 410-978-2226, [email protected] 
* Post Service Officer Jay Little, (703)​ 220-2247, [email protected]
* Post Chaplain Chuck Berge, (703) 629-0206, [email protected] 
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).
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

DIAL 988 then PRESS 1
God Bless America and all who defend her!  We swore an oath.
June Events!
Celebrated at Post breakfast!  Legionnaire Dulce Parker organized the event.
                            Commander:                  Carlos Collat
                       1st Vice Commander     John Lyver (deceased - 16Jun)
                       2nd Vice Commander    Kevin Garcia
                       Adjutant                          Dennis Corrigan
                       Finance Officer               Rich Martin
                       Judge Advocate              Rollin Van Broekhoven
                       Post Service Officer        Jay Little
                       Chaplain                         Chuck Berge
                       Public Affairs Officer       Ray Bevacqua
                       Historian                         Bill Parker
                       Sergeant-at-Arms           Don Norris
Post 1799 Annual EXCOM Elections Results, 25 May 2024!
June 2024, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month, Dept of Veterans Affair. https://www.ptsd.va.gov/understand/awareness/index.asp

1 June 2024Battle of Bunker Hill (1776)
1 June 2024Fundraisers at Cabelas, Walmart, and Dominion Valley Giant. POC: Carlos Collat.
1 June 2024"Be the One Day"

6 June 202480th Anniversary of D-Day (1944)

9 June 2024US defeats Japanese Imperial Navy at Battle of Midway (1942)

12 June 2024Women Veterans Recognition Day (2018)

14 June 2024Flag Day.  Celebration at Regency, 9:00 AM.
14 June 2024US Army Birthday. (1775)

​15 June 2024, Post Fundraising, Walmart, Giant, & Cabelas.

17 June 2024, Boys State and Girls State Classes begin.

19 June 2024Post EXCOM Meeting - 6:30 PM, Wednesday, Heritage Hunt Marsh Mansion, Living Room.

21 June 2024Battle of Okinawa ends (1945)

​24 June 2024Berlin Airlift begins (1948)

25 June 2024Battle of the Little Big Horn (1876)
25 June 2024Start of the Korean War (1950)

29 June 2024, Post General Membership Meeting & Officers Installation - 10:00 AM, Saturday. Giuseppe's Restaurant, Haymarket. Donuts & Coffee at 9:00 AM.
Evening of 16 June, while on vacation to Alberta, Canada, John Lyver passed away from Cardiac Arrest. John has been a dynamic member of our Post and contributed substantially to almost every project and program we have supported during his tenure as both 2nd Vice and 1st Vice.
Transfer to Post Everlasting