Post Membership Meeting

24 February 2024
* 9:30 AM Coffee & Donuts
* 10:00 AM Official Meeting 
* Heritage Hunt  Club House Mountain View Room
* Post Everlasting Ceremony
Scheduled Special Events                            

Pending Events 2023
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

21 February 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. 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 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
IHOP Thursday Breakfast with Post 1799
DIAL 988 then PRESS 1
God Bless America and all who defend her!  We swore an oath.

Just released 2024 American Legion Manuals 

 available on our "About Us" webpage.

2024 Post Officer's Manual
2024 Post Adjutant's Manual


More February Events!
17 February 2024, District 16 Spring Conference, Post 294, 111 The Plains Rd, Middleburg, VA. Time 10:00AM - Noon. POC: Carlos Collat.
2024 Boys/Girls State.  At the 27 January General Membership Meeting, Post Boys/Girls State Chairman Irwin Lazar announced high school student applications have been received.  Post volunteer judges are interviewing the applicants this week!  Look for the announcement identifying the winners!
Post 1799 Legionnaire Wayne Willard Grindle "Skip", 84, of Haymarket, Virginia passed away February 14, 2024, at Prince William Medical Center after a heroic fight of an unexpected illness. He was born February 27, 1939 in Greensburg, PA to the late James Gerald Grindle and Bertha Edith (Emery) Grindle.

Wayne honorably served in the United States Air Force for 12 years. This included tours in Japan and Turkey. He devoted 25 years to the Defense Information Systems Agency, and spent 14 years at BBN/GTE/Verizon. He retired after over 50 years in the workforce.

A funeral service will be held at 12:00 P.M., Friday, February 23, 2024 at Park Valley Church, 4500 Waverly Farm Drive, Haymarket, Virginia. Visitation with the family will take place prior to the service from 11:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. Interment will immediately follow at Stonewall Memory Gardens, 12004 Lee Highway, Manassas, VA.