COVID-19 Related News

There are a few important notes for Veterans related to COVID-19 (Corona Virus). The Internal Revenue Service today issued a special alert for Supplemental Security Income and Department of Veterans Affairs beneficiaries to act by May 5 if they didn’t file a tax return in 2018 or 2019 and have dependents so they can quickly receive the full amount of their Economic Impact Payment. Their $1,200 payments will be issued soon and, in order to add the $500 per eligible child amount to these payments...
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Buddy Check: Now More Than Ever

With the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that is affecting us all, the Buddy Check program is perhaps more important now than ever before. The idea is to connect with veterans who may need assistance but don’t know where to go or who to ask. The American Legion Family already reaches out to fellow Legionnaires at this time of year but now we must do more. It’s not enough to simply pick up the phone and call the veterans you know. We need to check on ALL VETERANS in each of our communities to be...
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2020 Boys State Cancelled

On behalf of the entire American Legion Boys State of Virginia Board of Directors, leadership team, and staff, we are saddened that we have had to make the decision to cancel this year’s 78th session of Virginia Boys State due to the continued concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. For the health and well-being of the participants and staff, as well as the Radford University employees who assist our program, we felt this was the right call to make with so much uncertainty still ahead. We do ...
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Vietnam War Commemoration

Capital Caring Health cordially invites Vietnam and Vietnam Era Veterans and their Families to a special Vietnam War Commemoration.  The vent is being held on Sunday, March 29, 2020 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM at the National Marine Corps Museum, 18900 Jefferson Davis Highway, Triangle, VA 22172. Veterans will receive a complimentary Vietnam War Commemoration Lapel Pin during the program.  Guided museum tours and light refreshments will also be provided to guests following the ceremony. To complet...
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VA Closes Nursing Homes To Visitors

If your Post has visitations scheduled for VA Nursing Homes you may want to verify the activity will still be allowed.  The VA has announced that until further notice, all VA nursing homes will adopt a "No Visitor" stance, meaning no outside visitors will be permitted to see residents. Please see the VA News release below or use the link at the bottom to download the information. Download News Release
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103 Percent Membership Award

American Legion National Commander James W. “Bill” Oxford will award his national commander "A Foundation for the Future" membership incentive pin to any post, district, county, division, department commander or membership chairman who achieves 103 percent of their assigned membership goal for 2020. Download the 103 percent membership goal form: https://www.legion.org/documents/legion/pdf/MembershipGoal_103percent.pdf
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District Recruiting Efforts Produce Visibility

October 12, 2019 was busy day in the 16th District of The American Legion Department of Virginia with numerous recruiting efforts occurring throughout the District. Two events were reported on and highlight just a few of the efforts going on. In Culpeper VA the 16th District worked with Culpeper VA Post 330 to have a presence at the annual Culpeper Air Fest. The team was led by 16th District Adjutant Ziggy Levison (247), Immediate Past District Commander Sonnie Dickerson (330) and Bob ...
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Rally Round the Flag 5K Run

On Saturday, November 9, 2019, the Middleburg American Legion Post 295 and Boy Scout Troop 2950 are holding the “Rally ‘round the Flag” 5-K Run. The purpose is to raise funds for the Post, the Scout Troop and for our Scholarship and Needy Veterans Fund.  The success of this event relies on the support of our local citizens and businesses. Download The Flyer
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