Spring Conference Call Letter

Below is the Spring Conference Call Letter. Also, the Ajutant has the following notes: 1. The Adjutant does not have an email address for Fred Miller or Ron Bantom. If you have contact with these two folks, please forward this information to them and ask them to contact the Adjutant to update their information. 2. Note the address change for the District Spring Conference for March 16, 2019 is Stafford Post 290, 1151 Mountain View Road, Fredericksburg, VA. Lunch starts at 1 PM with the meeting s...
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Rolling Thunder Fundraiser Hosted At Post 176

Rolling Thunder® Inc., Virginia Chapter 3 (RTVA3), based in Dumfries, Virginia is planning the largest fund raising event in their chapter’s history.  They are going for the gold and they need your help. The event will be on Saturday, 27 April 2019, at the American Legion Post 176, 6520 Amherst Ave, Springfield VA 22150 from 0900 to 1500.  It is going to be a chili competition cook off (indoors) and a car & motorcycle show (outdoors). The Rusty Hall Band, Door Prizes, 50/50 Raffl...
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Post 162 Outreach and Assistance

From the 16th District Commander, Sonnie Dickerson First and foremost we are very proud of everyone in the 16th District who have come forward to offer support for Post 162. Your concern for our fellow Veterans is very commendable and makes me proud to be among you. The response they have received is overwhelming and they appreciate everyone stepping up so quickly. We have been advised by the 17th District Leadership that they are working to establish formal channels for contributing to...
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New Post Locator On Website

A new Post Locator application has been added to the District Website. The URL for the new locator is: https://16dvalegion.org/post-locator/. From the main menu it is under the "Join" menu item. The new locator has several features. A map overlay has push pins showing the approximate location of your Post. Clicking on a push pin displays a popup box with information about your post. This is the same information that is displayed on the table below the map. We hope you like the n...
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Nations Gun Show Membership Recruiting Scheduled

We are getting ready for another membership drive at the Nations Gun Show during February. The event runs from Friday, 8 February to Sunday, 10 February. We will have a wall table this time to give us the ability to put up some material. Our goal is to sign up as many new or renewal members as possible through the weekend. Recruiting team at the last Nations Gun Show recruiting event. We need volunteers to help make this a success. The times of the setup and show are: Day / Dat...
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Lorton Post 162 Damaged By Fire

Fairfax County Firefighters attempt to extinguish the Post 162 fire. You may have already heard that one of our fellow Legion Posts, Lorton Post 162 in the 17th District suffered a severe loss due to fire. On Saturday, January 26, at approximately 10:42 p.m., units were dispatched for a fire alarm activation in the 8200 block of Legion Drive in the Lorton area of Fairfax County. There were no civilian injuries. One firefighter sustained a minor injury that did not require transportation t...
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Four Chaplains Ceremonies Planned

Four Chaplians The Four Chaplains, also sometimes referred to as the "Immortal Chaplains" or the "Dorchester Chaplains", were four United States Army chaplains who gave their lives to save other civilian and military personnel as the troop ship SS Dorchester sank on February 3, 1943, during World War II. As soldiers rushed to lifeboats, Reverend George Fox (Methodist), Jewish Rabbi Alexander Goode, Reverend Clark Poling (Dutch Reformed) and Father John Washington (Roman Catholic) comforted ...
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Free Dinner for Furloughed Government Employees and Families

Stafford Post 290 will be providing a free dinner on January 24th for furloughed Government employees and their families to help during the government shutdown. Membership in the Legion is not required and will be served on a first come - first served until all of the food is gone. Stafford Post 290 is located at 1141 Mountain View Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22406. The meal will be served from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM. Please share this information with government employees and encourage them t...
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