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2021   Events are subject to change.

​27 January 2021, Post EXCOM Meeting - ZOOM, 6:30 PM, Wednesday.  Post Commander invites arrivals on ZOOM as early as 6:00 PM.
23 January 2021, Post General Membership Meeting - ZOOM, 10:00 AM, Saturday.​
31 January 2021, Final decision expected regarding Girls State 2021.  We await further details.

24 February 2021, Post EXCOM Meeting - ZOOM, 7:00 PM. Wednesday
Mid-Late February 2021, Post 1799 Boys/Girls State Chairman Irwin Lazar planning on implementing recruiting and interviewing candidates from Patriot and Battlefield       High Schools.  POC is Irwin Lazar, [email protected] 

20 March 2021, Iwo Jima Honor Walk, 9:00 AM at Haymarket-Gainesville Library, walk only as far as YOU want.  POC is Ward at [email protected] 
23 March 2021, Post presents American Legion award to Serve Our Willing Warriors (SOWW) at retreat, 1:00 PM.  POC is Tom Henning, [email protected]
24 March 2021, Post EXCOM Meeting -  ZOOM, 7:00 PM, Wednesday.
25 March 2021, National Medal of Honor Day.
27 March 2021, Post General Membership Meeting - ZOOM, 9:00 AM Saturday.
29 March 2021, National Vietnam War Veterans Day.  https://www.legion.org/events/2021/03/29/national-vietnam-war-veterans-day

1 Apr – 6 Sep, “100 Miles for Hope.”  Get fit in 2021.  POC: Ward Nickisch for details. [email protected]
5 April 2021, Boys/Girls State interviews via ZOOM, Chair is Irwin Lazar, [email protected] 
28 April 2021, Post EXCOM Meeting - ZOOM, 7:00 PM, Wednesday.  Proposed Annual Post Election Day.  Details to follow.
Mid-April 2021, Department of Virginia Boys State Committee will make final "go/no-go" decision for in-person event.  Boys State might be a virtual session instead.  We await further details.
18 Apr 2021, 79th Anniversary of 1942​ Doolittle Tokyo Raid - an event that rallied America to victory in WWII.
19 Apr 2021, Anniversary of 1775 Battle of Lexington & Concord - start of the American Revolution.
29 Apr 2021, Post returns to the Weekly Thursday Breakfast gatherings at Gainesville IHOP.  For details, call Bob Wyman at 703-298-2686.

5 May 2021, Post EXCOM Meeting - ZOOM, 7:00 PM, Wednesday.
7 May 2021, Military Spouse Appreciation Day.
8 May 2021, 76th Anniversary of V-E Day (1945).
15 May 2021, Armed Forces Day.
26 May 2021, Post EXCOM Meeting - ZOOM, 7:00 PM, Wednesday.
22 May 2021, Post General Membership Meeting - ZOOM, 10:00 AM Saturday.
31 May 2021, Memorial Day.

6 June 2021, 77th Anniversary of D-Day (1944)
6 June 2021, Virginia 16th District Convention​. Venue Pending.
14 June 2021, Flag Day.
14 June 2021, US Army Birthday. (1775)
23 June 2021, Post EXCOM Meeting - ZOOM, 7:00 PM, Wednesday.
June 2021, Boys State at Radford University.  Girls State was a virtual event.
26 June 2021, Post General Membership Meeting - Post Elections - Marsh Mansion  10:00 AM (Post 1799 Bylaws, Article IX, calls for June election)

4 July 2021, Independence Day.
27 July 2021 - Korean War Veterans Armistice Day (1953)
29 July 2021, Post EXCOM Meeting - Marsh Mansion Garden Room (& ZOOM), 7:00 PM, Thursday. 
29 July 2021 - Anniversary of the Army Chaplain Corps 

4 August 2021, US Coast Guard Birthday (1790)
7 August 2021, Purple Heart Day (1782)  Post Honor Walk at 0900 AM at Haymarket-Gainesville Library proceeds along Route 15.
26 August 2021, Post EXCOM Meeting - Marsh Mansion Garden Room (& ZOOM), 7:00 PM, Thursday.
28 August 2021, Post General Membership Meeting - Marsh Mansion Garden Room, 10:00 AM, Saturday
29 August 2021,  Marine Forces Reserve Birthday

2 September 2021, 76th Anniversary of V-J Day (1945)
5-6 September 2021, Fundraising Event.  Volunteers call Finance Officer Bill Walsh at 703-743-1343.
17 September 2021, National POW/MIA Recognition Day (1979)
17 September 2021, Constitution Day since 1787.  (Congress-declared one-week event)
18 September 2021, US Air Force Birthday (1947) 
23 September 2021, Post EXCOM Meeting - Marsh Mansion Garden Room (& ZOOM), 7:00 PM, Thursday.
26 September 2021, Gold Star Mother's Day (1936)

13 October 2021, 246th Anniversary of US Navy Birthday (1775)
16 October 2021, Haymarket Day & Parade. Muster "in place" by 9:30 AM. Rocky Colavita is Post Chair, 703-298-7097. SEE FRONT PAGE for details.
16 October 2021, Fundraising Event at Post Stand. Volunteers call Finance Officer Bill Walsh at 703-743-1343.
20 October 2021, Post EXCOM Meeting - Masonic Lodge Haymarket, 6:30 PM, Wednesday.
23 October 2021,  Post General Membership Meeting - Marsh Mansion Garden Room, 10:00 AM, Saturday.
23 October 2021,  Post sponsors Red Cross Blood Drive at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 8213 Linton Hall Rd.  POC is Legionnaire Rich Bohmer [email protected]
26 October 2021 - National Day of the Deployed

Military Family Month https://nationaldaycalendar.com/military-family-month-november/
6 November 2021 at 10:00 AM, staging at Quarry Street, Northern Virginia Veterans Day Parade, Manassas (www.https://vetpar.org/). Rocky Colavita is Post Chair, 703-298-7097.
10 November 2021, 246th Anniversary of US Marine Corps Birthday (1775)
11 November 2021, Veterans Day
14 November 2021, 16th District Fall Conference at Post 330, 14222 Rixeyville Road, Culpeper.  Lunch at 12:00, Joint Session at 1:30, District Meeting at 2:00 PM.
17 November 2021, Post General Membership Meeting - Masonic Lodge Haymarket, 6:30 PM, Wednesday. (Accelerated because of Thanksgiving.)
25 November 2021, Thanksgiving Day

1 December 2021, Deadline for reservations for Post Christmas Party.  Make checks out to American Legion Post 1799.
7 December 2021, National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day (1941)
13 December 2021, US National Guard Birthday (1636)
15 December 2021, Post General Membership Meeting - Masonic Lodge Haymarket, 6:30 PM, Wednesday.  (Accelerated because of Christmas.)
18 December 2021, Morning Gathering for Wreaths Across America.
18 December 2021, Post Christmas Party - Heritage Hunt Club, 1:00 - 4:00 PM, Saturday. POC is 2nd Vice Commander Buddy Wagner [email protected] 
25 December 2021, Christmas
28 December 2021, Anniversary of the Army Chaplain Assistant/Religious Affairs Specialist

Year - 2022.

19 February 2022, Fundraising Event. Volunteers call Finance Officer Bill Walsh at 703-743-1343.
19 May 2022, Fundraising Event. Volunteers call Finance Officer Bill Walsh at 703-743-1343.
14 June 2022, Fundraising Event. Volunteers call Finance Officer Bill Walsh at 703-743-1343.
4 July 2022, Fundraising Event. Volunteers call Finance Officer Bill Walsh at 703-743-1343.











Exciting times in Post 1799 for 2021!  Stay tuned!
The American Legion 16th District website, including calendar of events can be reviewed at:

https://16dvalegion.org/
www.Facebook.com/alva16th
Post’s General Membership Meeting Venue 

  i. Location is at Heritage Hunt Country Club’s Marsh Mansion.  The first half hour is for social time.  13451 Fieldstone Way, Gainesville, VA 20155.

  ii. Coffee and Donuts will be served

  iii. Directions

1. From Lees Highway (Route 29); Turn onto Heathcote Blvd. At the first traffic light turn right onto Heritage Hunt Drive pass through the guard gate tell them you are visiting Bill Walsh. Stay on Heritage Hunt Drive until you come to Fieldstone Way (that is the third stop sign from the gate), turn right there is a big mansion enter the parking lot on the right. Looking at the mansion go to the door on the left it will be a sign it will say Garden Room enter and turn left.

2. From James Madison Highway (Route 15); Turn onto Heathcote Blvd. At the third traffic light turn left onto Heritage Hunt Drive pass through the guard gate tell them you are visiting Bill Walsh. Stay on Heritage Hunt Drive until you come to Fieldstone Way (that is the third stop sign from the gate), turn right there is a big mansion enter the parking lot on the right. Looking at the mansion go to the door on the left there will be a sign it will say Garden Room enter and turn left.
Veterans may desire to celebrate these informal events also:


Red Shirt Friday (RED - Remembering Everyone Deployed)
Wear a red shirt on Friday to show support of our service men and women.
Post Executive Committee (EXCOM) Meeting Venue

​i.  Location is the Masonic Lodge, 6711 Jefferson Street, Haymarket.

ii. Parking on side and rear of Lodge.

iii.  Open to entire Post membership.

iv.  4th Wednesday of each month, unless modify by Post Commander typically due to holidays.