Post Membership Meeting

27 August 2022
* 9:30 AM Coffee & Donuts
* 10:00 AM Official Meeting 
* Heritage Hunt Marsh Mansion,  
* Project/Committee reports.
* Cdr's guidance & updates.
Scheduled Special Events                            

Pending Events 2022
IHOP Breakfast on Thursdays at 9:30 AM  For details, Bob Wyman 703-298-2686. 
16th District Organization Meeting, 20 August, @ Post 295, Middleburg, VA.  Contact our Post Commander.
Fund-Raising & Public Awareness, 17 September at Walmart.  For details, Buddy Wagner 703-743-9695.   
Honor Walk on Saturday, 10 September, 9:00 AM.  Haymarket Library.  Details pending.

Welcome to American Legion Post 1799's website.  Veterans are invited to contact the Post Adjutant (see CONTACT page) for joining the American Legion.  All visitors interested in contacting Post 1799 are invited to contact the Post Adjutant.  We are proud to be in the 16th District of the Department of Virginia.
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Post Executive Committee Meeting

17 August 2022: 
* 6:30 PM  Live Meeting          * Masonic Lodge Haymarket 
* Post Membership welcome to EXCOM business meetings.
* Project planning & reports.
* Cdr's guidance to new EXCOM.
1 July 2022 - 30 June 2023.  The 2022 American Legion Membership Campaign and Year kicks off 1 July 2022.  Current members will receive post card reminders from National Headquarters to renew.  Of course, the quickest and best way to renew is to visit the renewal website at: http://www.legion.org/renew   You will need your Membership ID# on your Membership Card and a credit card.  The 2022 membership fee is $40.00.  The National website has an easy option to "Pay Up For Life," including the fee calculator.  
You can also pay directly by sending a check ($40) to American Legion, Post 1799 at Amreican Legion Post 1799, ATTN: Adjutant, P.O. Box 1799, Haymarket, Virginia 20168-1799 . 

Defenders of the 1st Amendment.

Prior to the start of any official Post meeting, our tradition is to encourage veterans to address any issue.  During the official Post meetings, partisan party politics are not encouraged in keeping with American Legion HQ guidance.  The American Legion stands for American patriotism - without partisan party rancor at official meetings.  Identification as a veteran is expected.

In Virginia, we have elections annually and every Legionnaire is encouraged to vote.
Post Fund-Raising on 17 September 2022 at Walmart. Volunteers should contact Post Finance Officer Buddy Wagner at 703-743-9695 for updates.
Did you know -  All honorably discharged veterans, including Reserves, are eligible to register online and shop at the online exchanges the same way customers shop Amazon. The benefit does not include family members.  For all the details and how to get started, go to:

https://www.shopmyexchange.com/veterans
 Direct any questions to; 

* Adjutant Dennis Corrigan, 571-236-7980, [email protected]
* Post Cdr Ward Nickisch, 703-989-0988, [email protected]
* Post Service Officer Greg  Alexander, (703) 597-7615, [email protected]


Weekly Post IHOP Breakfast, Gainesville 
 Thursday at 9:30 AM 

Your fellow Legionnaires are enjoying this weekly event so come join us for good comradeship.  All Veterans are welcome!  Spouses are also welcome!
Eligibility Information for the American Legion

If you have served federal active duty in the United States Armed Forces on or after December 7, 1941, and have been honorably discharged or are still serving - you are eligible for membership in The American Legion!

*Because eligibility dates remain open, all active duty members of the U.S. Armed Forces are eligible to join The American Legion at this time, until the date of the end of hostilities as determined by the government of the United States.

**U.S. Merchant Marine eligible only from December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946 (WWII).
God Bless America and all who defend her!
We salute America's Defenders!
Have you seen the new official American Legion logo?  You will see more of it everywhere.
Post Honor Walks for 2022 Schedule.  
Get fit this year and enjoy a walk with friends.
​9:00 AM, Saturday, 6 August 2022.  
The American Legion values its independence and effectiveness on veterans' issues.  This stance is best maintained by neutrality on all individual candidates or political parties.  The American Legion, by legal definition, is non-partisan and supports "or opposes as necessary" only issues which impact the Four Pillars.
https://www.legion.org/dispatch/faq 

The American Legion's Four Pillars:
* Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation
* National Security
* Americanism
* Children & Youth
https://www.legion.org/magazine/1580/four-pillars
    Saturday, 6 August, we conducted our 4th Honor Walk of the year. This walk is in recognition of America's military heritage in August and in honor of all who have stepped forward who are serving their country in uniform. We met at the East end of the parking lot of the Haymarket-Gainesville Library (14870 Lightner Road, Haymarket, VA) at 9:00 AM and then walked North on the walking path along side of Route 15 past the High School and Long Park to Waverly Farm Road and then back. We will also be recognizing the following events that occurred in August:                                                                          
            •2 & 4 Aug Gulf of Tonkin Incidents in Vietnam (1964)
            •2 Aug Iraq invasion of Kuwait (1990)
            •4 Aug US Coast Guard Birthday (1790)
            •6 Aug Atomic Bomb dropped on Hiroshima (1945
            •7 Aug Operation Desert Shield (1990)
            * 7 Aug National Purple Heart Day
            •9 Aug Atomic Bomb dropped on Nagasaki (1945)
            •14 Aug National Code Talkers Day
            •15 Aug V-J Day -- Japan accepts Unconditional Surrender (1945)
            •21 Aug American Civil War officially declared over (1865)
            •29 Aug Marine Corps Reserve Birthday (1916)
National Airborne Day!  16 August 2022
"Airborne! Airborne! All the Way!
DIAL 988 then PRESS 1
The new Puller Veterans Care Center (Puller VCC) is being built on the former Vint Hill Farms Station in Fauquier County, which previously served as a United States Army and National Security Agency facility. The site played a critical role in eavesdropping on enemy communications during World War II, when it intercepted a message that helped lead to the D-Day invasion of Normandy.  

The new care center will deliver top-quality care to Virginia veterans in a home-like setting. The 128-bed facility will feature all private rooms that will be organized into households and neighborhoods that surround a central community center.

Hiring is now underway for Puller VCC positions. Open jobs are posted on the Commonwealth of Virginia website: jobs.virginia.gov under Dept of Veterans Services.

DVS will begin accepting applications for admission to Puller VCC in Fall 2022. If you would like to be notified when applications for admission are available, please contact Mrs. Kendra Ellison at 804-786-0220 or [email protected] They will add you to their contact list, then notify you when admission applications are available.

https://nationaltoday.com/national-airborne-day/