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.
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
WAA 2023-24 Order Form for downloading
Adjutant's Minutes from the Saturday, 28 January 2023, General Membership Meeting.
American Legion Post 1799's New Official Coin is now available!
Hear the details at the Thursday breakfast.
Post Election Results on 13 May 2023:
American Legion Post 1799
Executive Committee 2023-2024
(Installation on 24 June 2023)
Commander: Carlos Collat
1st Vice Commander: Rob Brock
2nd Vice Commander: John Lyver
Adjutant: Dennis Corrigan
Finance Officer: Buddy Wagner
Judge Advocate: Rollin Van Broekhoven
Historian: Bill Parker
Chaplain: Chuck Berge
Sergeant-At-Arms: Don Norris
Service Officer: Jay Little
Public Affairs Officer: Ray Bevacqua
Post 1799 Honor Walks Program
29 May 2023: Post 1799 Legionnaire Author Rocky Colavita discusses his book at Post 295. See "Post Authors" page for details.
On 19 May 2023, Battlefield High School USAF JROTC hosted Mr. John McGraw to offer his award-winning 2022-23 VFW "Voice of Democracy" oration. Post 1799 also awarded our Post coin to Mr. McGraw, a senior at Seton School.
Mr. John McGraw, from Manassas, VA, represented the VFW Department of Virginia, and as awarded the $1,000 Department of Mississippi VFW and Auxiliary Bernard McClelland Memorial Scholarship
Place this address in your browser to hear John's oration: https://heroes.vfw.org/page/121013/action/1?locale=en-US
then move down to "Virginia" for John's oration.
Post Commander Carlos Collat appointed following Legionnaires for 2023-2024.
Fund Raising Chairman - Carlos Collat
Membership Status Chairman - Rob Brock
Event Coordination Chairman - John Lyver
Nomination Committee Chairman - Rob Brock
Blood Drive Chairman - Rich Bohmer
Boys/Girls State Representative - Irwin Lazar
Info Website Chairman - Bob Wyman
Finance Committee Chairman - Buddy Wagner
Willing Warrior Chairman - Chuck Berge
Get Out The Vote POC - Lee Chambers
High School Jr. ROTC Representative - David Shuler
POW-MIA POC - Ward Nickisch
Wreaths Across America Event POC - Art Ladenburg
Wreaths Across America Sales POC - John Lyver
Logistics POC - Ernie Whitehouse
Parade Vehicles POC - Chuck Berge
Vettes for Vets POC - Chuck Berge
Sweats for VA Vets POC - Dennis Corrigan
DC Band Concert POC - Jeff Arwood
American Legion Post 1799 had a booth with volunteer Legionnaires to interact with the public and to support other veterans. 15 July 2023. "Vettes For Vets!"