Post Membership Meeting

4 June 2022
* 9:30 AM Coffee & Donuts
* 10:00 AM Official Meeting 
* Heritage Hunt Marsh Mansion,  
* Project/Committee reports.
* Post Elections - accept nominations from floor.
Scheduled Special Events                            

Pending Events 2022
IHOP Breakfast on Thursdays at 9:30 AM  For details, Bob Wyman 703-298-2686. 
Fund-Raising, 28 May at Walmart, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.  Call Post Commander Ward Nickisch at 703-989-0988 to volunteer for a shift.   
Honor Walk.  9:00 AM, Saturday, 21 May, Venue & Details below.
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.
Haymarket, Virginia
Business Listings
Post Service Officer
Ladies Auxiliary

Should each Legionnaire participate in, at least, one project per year.Yes
Haymarket Day Parade
15 September 2012

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 June 2022: 
* 6:30 PM  Live Meeting          * Masonic Lodge Haymarket 
* Post Membership welcome to EXCOM business meetings.
* Project planning & reports.
* Plan for Post Elections.
1 July 2021 - 30 June 2022.  The 2021 American Legion Membership Campaign and Year kicks off 1 July 2021.  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 2021 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, ATTN: Adjutant, 13380 Fieldstone Way, Gainesville, VA 20155. 

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 public sites restarted in SEP 2021. Donors & volunteers should contact Post Finance Officer Bill Walsh at 703-743-1343 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 Ward Nickisch, 703-989-0988, [email protected]
* Post Service Officer Greg  Alexander, (703) 597-7615, [email protected]

Veterans Help Veterans! Check on your fellow veterans to see if they need assistance. Contact the Post.
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).
America Legion Post 1799 Elections
On 26 June 2021, in accordance with American Legion guidance and Post Bylaws, Post membership elected the following Legionnaires to lead the Post in 2021-2022.  The vote was unanimous.

Commander Ward Nickisch
1st Vice Commander Robert "Rob" Brock
2nd Vice Commander Charles "Buddy" Wagner
Adjutant Dennis Corrigan
Sergeant-at-Arms John Schortemeyer
Finance Officer William "Bill" Walsh
Judge Advocate Robert "Bob" Wyman
Service Officer Gregory "Greg" Alexander
Chaplain Glenn "Curt" Hackett
Public Relations Officer Irwin Lazar
Historian William "Bill" Parker, Unanimous vote on 23Oct21.
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, 21 May.  
On 20 April 2022, Post 1799 Legionnaires Carlos Collat and Frank Boberek presented American Legion awards to two outstanding USAF JROTC Cadets at the Annual Awards Night, Battlefield High School.
Cadet Lt Davis Thompson, Academic Excellence Award
Cadet Ethan Thomas,
Scholastic Excellence Award
Gainesville-Haymarket Flags for Heroes Walk & Families, sponsored by Haymarket Rotary on Saturday, 11 June 2022.  [email protected]   See details in poster files below.
6 June 2022 - D-Day 78th Anniversary
Saturday, 21 May, we conducted our 3rd Honor Walk of the year. This walk was in recognition of Armed Forces Day (21st) and in honor of those who have stepped forward are serving their country in uniform; and in recognition of Memorial Day (30th) in honor of those who died in service to our nation. We meet 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 walked back. 
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 scheduled for Saturday October 22, 2022 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Gainesville. 

Rich Bohmer, Post Blood Drive Chair, 25 May 2022