Our 16Dec20 participation in the Wreaths Across America was a big success! We are participating in Matching Funds Campaign into January 2022. Our Post leadership thanks all who donated time and funds! POC is Legionnaire John Schortemeyer, 703-754-7650.
Boys/Girls State Chair Report, 26 June 2021. Post Chairman Irwin Lazar reported Boys State at Radford University just concluded. He hopes to invite our two student participants to the next membership meeting. The Girls State event was virtual.
Cub Scout Pack 107 Chair Report, 26 June 2021. Post Chairman Curt Hackett received update from Cub Scout Pack 107 Cubmaster Jake Mosholder. Meeting will be held on 5 July 2021 to clarify Pack calendar, etc.
Post Commander Ward NIckisch appointed following chair persons for 2021-2022.
EXCOM Meeting of 28 April 2021. Unanimous passage of motion to accept Post Audit Report.
EXCOM Meeting of 26 May 2021. Post calendar & "live" meetings discussed.
EXCOM Meeting of 23 June 2021. Planning Post elections, budget & membership developments.
In recognition for excellent weekly service to our Post 1799 Legionnaires at Thursday's 0930 breakfast gathering, IHOP Waitress Dyanne received a gift from our happy legionnaires for Christmas 2021.
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
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.
9:00 AM, Saturday, 19 March 2022.
We met at the Haymarket-Gainesville Library, 14870 Lightner Road, Haymarket, VA, to start our 1st Honor Walk for 2022. We honored the men & women for the following events:
* 103rd American Legion Birthday (15Mar1919)
* Start of Operation Iraqi Freedom (19Mar2003)
* End of Battle of Iwo Jima (19Feb-26Mar1945)
* National Vietnam War Veterans Day (29 March)
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
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
SOWW Vettes For Vets - 30 July 2022. WMAL Celebrity Chris Plante visited our booth.