Post Membership Meeting

25 May 2024
* 9:00 AM Coffee & Donuts
* 10:00 AM Official Meeting
* Post Annual Elections 
* Guiseppe's Italian Restaurant, Haymarket.
Scheduled Special Events                            

Pending Events 2024
IHOP Breakfast on Thursdays at 9:30 AM, Gainesville  (Arrive early because it is THE veterans' social event!)    

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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Ladies Auxiliary
Post Authors I
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Post Authors III

Should each Legionnaire participate in, at least, one project per year.Yes

Apply today to join the American Legion and Post 1799 with this application.  Just download!  The instructions are on the application.    All honorably discharged or still serving US veterans are now eligible.
Post Executive Committee Meeting

15 May 2024: 
* 6:30 PM  Live Meeting         * Heritage Hunt Marsh Mansion Living Room
* Post Membership always welcome to EXCOM meetings.
1 July 2023 - 30 June 2024.  The 2023 American Legion Membership Campaign and Year kicks off 1 July 2023.  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:   You will need your Membership ID# on your Membership Card and a credit card.  The 2023 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 American 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 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:
 Direct any questions to; 

* Adjutant Dennis Corrigan, 571-236-7980, [email protected]
* Post Cdr Carlos Collat, 410-978-2226, [email protected] 
* Post Service Officer Jay Little, (703)​ 220-2247, [email protected]
* Post Chaplain Chuck Berge, (703) 629-0206, [email protected] 
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).
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. 

The American Legion's Four Pillars:
* Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation
* National Security
* Americanism
* Children & Youth
IHOP Thursday Breakfast with Post 1799
DIAL 988 then PRESS 1
God Bless America and all who defend her!  We swore an oath.

May Events!
1 May .....”Be The One” Day & PW Vet Treatment Docket at Manassas (POC: Carlos and Jay Little)

3 May.....Early Voting begins at Haymarket/Gainesville Library - See the attached flyer (POC: Lee Chambers)

12 May....Mother’s Day & Military Spouse Appreciation Day  (POC: WE ALL ARE!!!) (Stay tuned for a possible celebration being worked on)

15 May....Post EXCOM at Heritage Hunt 6:30pm  (POC: Carlos Collat)

18 May....District 16 Meeting at Post 28 at Triangle, Va + Fundraising at Haymarket Giant & at Cabela's, 8am-2pm.  (POC: Carlos Collat)

20 May....Armed Forces Day (Regency 8:00am (POC: Don Blake)

25 May....Post 1799 General Membership Meeting 9:00am (POC GMM: Carlos Collat)

25 May... Band Concert Day 2:45pm , (POC Band: Rob Brock & Jeff Atwood) 

27 May....Memorial Day (Regency 8:00am, Freedom Museum 11am, Post 10 Barbeque 11am, Heritage Hunt) (various POCs)

28 May ....Post 1799 Spring Family Banquet, Tuesday 4-7pm.  Giuseppe's Restaurant, Haymarket, See NEWS page for menu details.  (POC John Lyver, [email protected]
Saturday - 25 May Post 1799 General Membership Meeting at Giuseppe's Restaurant in Haymarket at 10:00 AM.  9:00 AM for coffee, donuts, and comradeship.  15120 Washington St, Haymarket.
"Cinco de Mayo " fun at Post breakfast!  Our ladies also joined in.
Post Nomination Committee Chairman Rob Brock reports slate of candidates for the 25 May General Membership Meeting - Annual Election:

                                Commander:                            Carlos Collat
                                1st Vice Commander               John Lyver
                                2nd Vice Commander              Kevin Garcia
                                Adjutant                                   Dennis Corrigan
                                Finance Officer                        Rich Martin
                                Judge Advocate                       Rollin Van Broekhoven
                                Post Service Officer                Jay Little
                                Chaplain                                 Chuck Berge
                                Public Affairs Officer               Ray Bevacqua
                                Historian                                 Bill Parker
                                Sergeant-at-Arms                   Don Norris

Additional nominations will be requested and accepted on the floor before any voting.
Post 1799 Annual EXCOM Elections on 25 May!    All Legionnaires need to attend!