American Legion Post 1799's annual program, as reflected in our Post Calendar, is designed to serve our community and America's military veterans.  Here are some highlights:

  • Assistance to Local Veterans' Families.  Provide guidance for military veterans and their spouses concerning Department of Veterans Affairs benefits.  We try to streamline the the application process through experience.
  • Boys/Girls State Program.  This is an exceptional experience and education for our high school students.  Post 1799 conducted interviews and selection for candidates to attend the state-level event.  Contact Post Boys/Girls State Chairman Irwin Lazar at [email protected] for details.
  • Haymarket BSA Cub Pack 107.  Starting in 2014, Post 1799 is the charter sponsor of Gravely Elementary's BSA Cub Pack 107.  Our Post Liaison is Legionnaire Curt Hacket, [email protected]  Cub Pack Committee Chair & Cub Pack 107 meets at Gravely Elementary School.  See details at:
  • Haymarket Day.  Annually, our Post participated in this community event with a booth featuring & march in the parade.  
  • Junior Shooting Sports Program.  Annually, Post 1799 commits funds to encourage American youth to participate in this American Legion program.  In recent years, we have provided funds for the  4-H Trigger Time Club.  Trigger Time develops youth teamwork, responsibility, self-confidence and decision-making through shooting education.  Trigger Time conducts safety and education programs for air rifle, small bore rifle, archery, skeet and trap, black powder, hunter education and wildlife conservation.   
  • Poppies.  On Memorial Day and Veterans Day, the Post participates in a long-running American Legion tradition, in which Legionnaires distribute "little red poppies," made by veterans within the American Veterans Hospitals.  The poppies are symbolic of Flanders' Field, a WWI U.S. cemetery in Belgium.  Our members set up a table only at local stores proud to honor America's military veterans.
  • Manassas Veterans Day Parade.  Starting in 2011, we participated with a banner unit and marching unit in the region's largest Veterans Day Parade.  
  • Get Out The Vote (GOTV) Program.  This American Legion program is a critical right of every American veteran.  We served when our Country called.  We still serve by voting to uphold our freedoms and our Constitution.  In Virginia, we have important elections every year.  Our GOTV program is active in out-reach and aggressively reminds veterans to VOTE!
  • Adopt-a-Highway Program.  Suspended.
  • Post Blood Drive Program.  On 20 April 2013, Post 1799 launched our first major blood drive.  We exceeded the American Red Cross expectations for contributions.  
  • Partnership Program with USAF Squadrons in Afghanistan.  In Spring 2018, our Post established a partnership with the 455th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron, Bagram Airbase, Afghanistan. Post 1799 followed with 2019 partnership with the 430th Expeditionary Electronic Combat Squadron, Kandahar Airbase, Afghanistan.  Post news releases have appeared in multiple media outlets, including the American Legion website:  Program was completed and closed in 2019.
  • Charter Organization:  Boy Scouts of America Venture Crew 1172.  Contact Legionnaire Irwin Lazar for details at [email protected] 
  • Cyber Security Awareness for American Families.  Provided US FTA pamphlets to community residents, local elementary school (Mountainview) and Ramstein AFB community library addressing best practices, dangers, and awareness when using the Internet.  Pamphlets are designed for family use.  Contact Legionnaire Bob Wyman for details at [email protected]  

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