Established in Haymarket, Virginia, on 17 September 2005, American Legion Post 1799 is located in the 16th District of the American Legion, Department of Virginia.  America's military veterans in the greater Haymarket area have joined together to support our community and demonstrate veterans still serve the Nation. We invite American men and women military veterans to contact us regarding membership.  

The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest veterans service organization, committed to mentoring and sponsorship of youth programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting a strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans.

Normally, our Post holds monthly general membership meetings at the Marsh Mansion at Heritage Hunt and monthly Post Executive Committee meetings at the same venue.  All meetings are open to the membership. The Post's operations are guided by the annual Post Calendar.  Our Post Commander leads the Post through staff planning and membership input, combined with American Legion national, department, and district guidance. While we are a local Post, we contribute to the American Legion national effort.  We provide a wide selection of community support activities and we remain open to expanding our activities to meet membership expectations.

We hold annual elections to ensure our membership retain control of their Post.  All members determine their level of participation - however - all members have unique talents and experiences to contribute to make their Post and community better.  Our Haymarket Post was numbered "1799" to commemorate the year the town of Haymarket was charted.

Post Commander:  Ward Nickisch   
Post 1st Vice Commander:  Rob Brock
Post 2nd Vice Commander: Carlos Collat
Post Adjutant: Dennis Corrigan  
Post Sergeant-At-Arms:  John Schortemeyer
Post Finance Officer: Buddy Wagner
Post Judge Advocate: Bob Wyman
Post Service Officer: Greg Alexander & Jay Little
Post Chaplain:  Jay Little 
Post Public Relations Officer: Irwin Lazar
Post Historian:  Bill Parker

6th (Pending Past) Post Commander Ward Nickisch
5th Past Post Commander David Revill 
4th Past Post Commander Richard Menton
3rd Past Post Commander Mike High
2nd Past Post Commander Susan Karnecki - deceased.
1st Past Post Commander John Vaglia - deceased.

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Assistance for veterans is also available at the Virginia Department of Veterans Services, Manassas Office.

Three Veterans Service Representatives are located in the Manassas Benefits Office (Old Town Manassas). Our veterans are invited to contact the Veteran Service Representatives directly. See the following website for contact information and schedule.


(703) 479-7437

Post 1799 Vision Statement (2015)

  •   To be the best organization in providing support and service to our veterans, their families and to our communities, states and nation, and further a strong sense of patriotism and loyalty.

Post 1799 Mission Statement (2015)

  •   To support The American Legion programs for veterans, young people, and community;
  •   To advance the understanding of patriotism and responsibility of citizenship;
  •   To promote individual integrity and family values.

Post Commander Ward Nickisch appointed following chair persons for 2021-2023
  • ​Fund Raising Chairperson   Vacant
  • Membership Chairman - Rob Brock 
  • Haymarket Day Parade Chairman Rocky Colavita
  • BSA Cub Scout Pack 107 Liaison Officer Curt Hackett 
  • Blood Donor Chairman Rich Bohmer
  • Boys/Girls State Chairman Irwin Lazar
  • Webmaster Bob Wyman
  • Budget Committee Chairman  Vacant
  • Post Highway Trash Pickup - Vacant
  • Veterans Day Parade Chairman  Rocky Colavita
  • SOWW Chairman - Dennis Corrigan
  • Get Out The Vote Chairman  Bob Wyman
  • ROTC Representative David Shuler
  • POW-MIA Chair Ward Nickisch
  • Post Education Officer Travis Goodman
  • Post Service Officer Jay Little
  • Wreaths Across America Chairman - John Lyver

Our Post 1799 Bylaws dated 23 April 2022, passed by unanimous vote at General Membership Meeting, 23 April 2022.

Apply today to join the American Legion and Post 1799 with this application.  Just download!  The instructions are on the application.
American Legion Officer's Guide - 2022
American Legion Adjutant's Guide - 2022
American Legion Post 1799
 Chartered 2005
Post Constitution, dated 23 October 2021, passed by unanimous vote at  General Membership Meeting, 23 October 2021. 
Transfer to Post 1799 today with this transfer form.  The instructions are on the application.