16 December 2023 participation in the Wreaths Across America We are participating in the Matching Funds Campaign. Our Post leadership thanks all who donate time and funds! POC is Legionnaire John Lyver, [email protected] Cell: (703) 585-3477
Boys/Girls State Chair Report, February 2023. Post Chairman Irwin Lazar reported the high school applicants will be interviewed in March 2023. Several Post members have stepped forward to perform as judges. Interviews will via Zoom and live.
Cub Scout Pack 107 Chair Report, February 2023. Post Chairman Curt Hackett has been working with the Post EXCOM to resolve the "Charter Organization" Agreement. Issues of liability have surfaced in the wake of the National BSA liability lawsuit.
Post Commander Ward NIckisch appointed following chair persons for 2021-2022.
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.
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 TBD at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Gainesville.
Rich Bohmer, Post Blood Drive Chair, 25 May 2022
SOWW Vettes For Vets - 30 July 2022. WMAL Celebrity Chris Plante visited our booth.
WAA 2023-24 Order Form for downloading
Post Honor Walks for 2022 Schedule.
Get fit this year and enjoy a walk with friends.
September 2022 Honor Walk was to remember and honor Patriot Day on the 21st Anniversary of 9-11, National POW/MIA Recognition Day on 16 September, Constitution Day on 17 September, USAF 75th Birthday on 18 September, and Gold Star Mother’s and Family Day on 25 September.
We started at 9:00 am at the East end of the parking lot of the Haymarket-Gainesville Library (14870 Lightner Road, Haymarket, VA) and then walked North along side of Route 15 past the High School and James Long Park to Waverly Farm Drive (that’s about 1.6 miles from the Library) and then turned around and walked back to the library which will gave us the usual 3.1 miles or 5K distance. The idea was to enjoy some camaraderie while working to maintain a level of fitness.
Adjutant's Minutes from the Saturday, 28 January 2023, General Membership Meeting.