* IHOP Breakfast on Thursdays at 9:30 AM For details, Bob Wyman 703-298-2686.
* Fund-Raising, Post 1799. Call Finance Officer Bill Walsh at 703-743-1343. See Post Calendar.
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.
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
16 February 2022:
* 6:30 PM Live Meeting * Masonic Lodge Haymarket
* Post Membership welcome to EXCOM business meetings.
* Project planning & reports
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 at public sites restarted in SEP 2021. Donors & volunteers should contact Post Finance Officer Bill Walsh at 703-743-1343 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:
Veterans Help Veterans! Check on your fellow veterans to see if they need assistance. Contact the Post.
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!
Eligibility Information for the American Legion
If you have served federal active duty in the United States Armed Forces since 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).
On 23 March 2021, the American Legion presented $10,000 to the Willing Warriors Retreat, Haymarket, thanks to Post 1799 Liaison Thomas Henning. This is the third such American Legion award to the Retreat, all thanks to the efforts of Legionnaire Thomas Henning. We are grateful to Tom Henning for his sustained outstanding performance.
America Legion Post 1799 Elections
On 26 June 2021, in accordance with American Legion guidance and Post Bylaws, Post membership elected the following Legionnaires to lead the Post in 2021-2022. The vote was unanimous.
Commander Ward Nickisch
1st Vice Commander Robert "Rob" Brock
2nd Vice Commander Charles "Buddy" Wagner
Adjutant Dennis Corrigan
Sergeant-at-Arms John Schortemeyer
Finance Officer William "Bill" Walsh
Judge Advocate Robert "Bob" Wyman
Service Officer Gregory "Greg" Alexander
Chaplain Glenn "Curt" Hackett
Public Relations Officer Irwin Lazar
Historian William "Bill" Parker, Unanimous vote on 23Oct21.
Home Depot in Haymarket Virginia has awarded American Legion Post 1799 with a gift of $1,000 to support Post activities. The gift was awarded by Store Manager Jason Baker and Assistant Store Manager Stacia Harmon. Post Commander Ward Nickisch received the gift on behalf of the Post. The gift was awarded as part of Home Depot’s “Operation Surprise” which “aims to provide life-changing moments of surprise and support for veterans and communities in need.” See details on "NEWS" page.
3 December 2021, Haymarket, Virginia
Have you seen the new official American Legion logo? You will see more of it everywhere.
The American Legion is honoring our Korean War Veterans in our community for their sacrifice in a dark time - when America called on them.
Post 1799 has presented five certificates and we are seeking more Korean War Veterans in our community.
Korean War Veteran Ron Sanders 18 Nov 2021
Do you need assistance regarding veteran's benefits? Are you looking for someone to discuss your case? Do you need detailed information on veteran's programs?
Look at our Post Service Officer page for VA program information and expert guidance.
Four Chaplains Day is celebrated on February 3 every year in recognition of four Army chaplains who acted in the spirit of heroic sacrifice and humanitarianism onboard a sinking ship.
It was 1943 and the U.S.A.T. Dorchester was sailing across the Atlantic ocean, packed to capacity. Tragedy struck when a German submarine fired a torpedo at the ship, sinking it and killing the hundreds who were onboard.