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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 […]

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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 […]

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Department Fall Conference to Feature ALA Membership Breakfast

Register now to attend the American Legion Auxiliary Membership Breakfast at the Department Fall Conference.  Registration and payment must be completed by October 18.  Download the registration form below. Download Registration Form

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Northern Virginia Veterans Parade Reception

Congratulations to the American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) on Celebrating a Century of Service! In honor of this occasion, ALA members are cordially invited to march (or ride on a float) in the 2019 Northern Virginia Veterans Parade on Saturday, November 2, 2019, at 11:00 am in Manassas, VA. A reception will follow with light refreshments […]

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Post 247 National Emergency Preparedness Information Session

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Post Everlasting

It is with deepest sorrow that the 16th District Chaplain reports on the passing of Richard S. Pregnall, Past Detachment of Virginia Commander. Richard passed away suddenly on Sunday, June 9, 2019, in Madison, Virginia. A gathering of family and friends will be on Saturday, June 15 from 6-8 p.m. at Maddox Funeral Home, 105 […]

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Dixon Golf Fund Raising Idea

The information below was received from Dixon Golf and may be helpful to Posts conducting golf tournaments to raise funds for the Post. I thought I would drop you a note about how The Boys and Girls Club recently held a tournament like yours and used logo golf balls to make more money. After they […]

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16th District Call to Attend the 2019 District Convention

It appears that there may have been an issue with sending out the Formal Call for the 2019 District Convention.  Attached is a copy of the formal letter. Please consider this email and the attached notification letter at our website as your official notice and call to attend the 2019 District Convention for the 16th […]

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Critical Reports Past Due and Coming Due

As a reminder there are several important items that were previously due and a few coming up by the end of the month. Post Commanders and Adjutants should be working together to make sure these get completed. If you need assistance, reach out to your District Adjutant, District Vice Commander or District Commander to make […]

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American Legion Auxiliary 16th District – First Place in Department Membership

The 16th District continues to excel in membership activities for the State of Virginia for our entire Legion family.  The ALA 16th District reached 1st place with the May 2 membership report.  The District is at 101.84%  with the 6th/7th Combined District right behind at 101.56%.  ALA Northern Zone continues to hold 1st place with 96.27%. […]

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Warrenton Post 72 ALR Thank You Card Collection

You are invited to join Warrenton Post 72 ALR for their Thank You Card collection from the Fauquier County schools.  There are two dates for this event. The first run on May 10, 2019 will have everyone assemble at the McDonalds located at 11027 Marsh Road, Bealeton, VA with KSU at 8:00 AM. The second […]

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Warrenton Post 72 ALR Poker Run

Join the Warrenton Post 72 American Legion Riders for a Poker Run on May 11, 2010. Registration and first card draw starts at 10:00 AM at Post 72. KSU at 11:00 AM with stops at Griffin Tavern (Flint Hill, VA), Front Royal Post 53, Old Salem (Marshall, VA), and then returning to Post 72 around […]

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Post 72 Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

Warrenton Post 72 invites you to join them for a Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser to help support their Junior Shooting Sports Program (JSSP) team known as The Warrenton Rifles. The dinner will be held on May 11, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. All profits go to support the JSSP Warrenton Rifles team. Please see […]

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Bealeton Hometown Heroes Day

See the flyer below for information on the Bealeton Hometown Heroes event for May 25, 2019. A free lunch will be provided. Bealeton Hometown Heroes Event

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Remington Post 247 Food Auction

Remington Post 247 will be holding a food auction on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at their Post home. See the flyer below to get additional details. Post 247 Food Auction

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Post 34 Golf Tournament Registration Begins

Post 34 Golf Tournament Registration Begins Register now for the Leesburg Post 34 Golf Tournament Fundraiser being held at the Raspberry Falls Golf and Hunt Club which will be held on September 6, 2019. The cost will be $150.00 per player which includes cart, breakfast buffet, and post play BBQ. You can register online at: […]

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Flags In – Culpeper National Cemetery

Begin a new Memorial Day Weekend tradition with your family. In preparation of Memorial Day, we invite you to join Culpeper National Cemetery in the yearly tradition, known as ‘Flags In’ placing an American Flag at the headstone of the more than 11,000 Veterans resting at Culpeper National Cemetery. Please plan on being at the […]

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The Walking Marine – 16th District Events

The 16th District is proud to support the efforts of The Walking Marine team to bring attention to Veteran Suicide Awareness and Veteran Issues. Several of the Posts within the 16th District are holding special events to recognize the efforts of The Walking Marine Team. You can learn more about the efforts of Terry Sharpe […]

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Chick-fil-A Military Appreciation Night

Join your 16th District Staff and Culpeper Post 330 at Chick-fil-A in Culpeper for their Military Appreciation Night, May 15, 2019 at 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. All active duty military and those who have honorably served, along with their immediate family are invited to join in for a free specified Chick-fil-A meal. You can […]

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Culpeper Remembers Memorial Day Commemoration

Join Culpeper Post 330 as they host the Culpeper Remembers Memorial Day Commemoration. The event will be held Monday, May 27 beginning at 3:00 PM at Post 330 located at 14222 Rixeyville Road in Culpeper Virginia. The event will feature musical selections from Crossroads Youth Orchestra and Windmore’s Piedmont Community Band; written contributions from Pen […]

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16th District Rocks Membership Awards

District Commander Sonnie Dickerson sends congratulations to Middleburg Post 295, Lovettsville Post 1836 and Ashburn Post 2001 for meeting the requirements for the Dan Daniel Plaque with 110% membership before June 5. Remember, it is still not too late to meet your membership goals or reach that 110% for your own Post. This has been […]

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Post 330 Open House

Post 330 will be holding an open house on Saturday, April 20th. The event will be held from 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM. The purpose is to recruit new membership. The open house will feature complimentary snacks. There will be a Service Officer on hand to answer Veteran questions and they will also have a […]

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Important Deadlines Today and The Near Future

As a reminder there are several important items that are due by close of business today and a few coming up by the end of the month. Firefighter/EMT of the Year Award nominations are due by COB today to Department Headquarters. If you have a submission, don’t forget to ensure it is forwarded and let […]

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Save-The-Date Post 34 Golf Tournament

Save the date for Leesburg Post 34 Golf Tournament Fundraiser being held at the Raspberry Falls Golf and Hunt Club which will be held on September 6, 2019. The cost will be $150.00 per player which includes cart, breakfast buffet, and post play BBQ. More information and registration material will be distributed later. For more […]

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April 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, 12 April to Sunday, 14 April. Our goal is to sign up as many new or renewal members as possible through the weekend. We need volunteers to help make this a success. The times of […]

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Clint Bolt Reverse Raffle

Woodbridge Post 364 will be holding a Reverse Raffle to support the Clint Bolt Campaign for Sons of the American Legion National Commander. The drawing will be held June 22, 2019 starting at 4:00 pm at Woodbridge Post 364 home at 3640 Friendly Post Lane, Woodbridge, VA 22192. This will be a terrific event with […]

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Commander’s Message 190401

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District Planning Calendar Published

To assist with the large number of events and suspense dates coming from National, Department and District for all of the programs, activities, and awards, we have consolidated all of them into a singular list. This list will be maintained and published on the District website to assist with distribution. The regular calendars are still […]

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Vietnam War Veterans Day Ceremony

Culpeper National Cemetery has announced they will hold a special Vietnam War Veterans Day Ceremony on March 29, 2019 at 12:00 PM. Vietnam Era Veterans are those who served from February 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975. Vietnam Veterans Day commemorates the sacrifices of Vietnam veterans and their families and is part of a national […]

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Important New Information Added

Thanks to input from a member at Post 72, we have added a new permanent banner ad and a new sidebar widget to the website to highlight Veteran Suicide Awareness. Please pass this on to as many people as possible. Everyone should follow the link to the Veterans Crisis Line website and learn more about […]

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Honor Flight Event For Northern Virginia Veterans

Please pass this out to WWII, Korean War, and Vietnam Veterans who want to tour the Military Memorials in Washington D.C. on September 7, Saturday. Diane Klopp, Founder& President, Top of Virginia, is sponsoring this event. Trip is “free” to all veterans. Veterans meet for breakfast, go on the tour on two buses, and return […]

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Wreaths Across America Fundraiser

Auxiliary Unit 72 will be holding bake sales each Friday night at Post 72 during their steak and seafood dinners to raise funds to purchase wreaths for the Wreaths Across America at Culpeper National Cemetery. Please see the flyer below and we hope you will be able to support this terrific effort.

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Telemarketer Caught and Fined – You May Get Money

After many years since the inception of the Do-Not-Call registry and the FCC Crackdown, the Federal Government has finally cracked down on one of those annoying telemarketers. Phone calls began in December 2011 and had continued until 2018 when they were finally prosecuted for their actions. A class action law suit was started and a […]

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Commander’s Message 190301

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Combat-Injured Veterans Tax Fairness Act of 2016

Are you one of 133,000 vets who may qualify for a tax refund windfall? Don’t wait to file your claim. There is a time limit fast approaching to get your claim completed. If you’re one of the more than 133,000 veterans who received a notice last July that you might be eligible for refunds of […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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Commander’s Message 190201

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Lorton Post 162 Damaged By 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 […]

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Four Chaplains Ceremonies Planned

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 […]

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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 […]

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Commander’s Message 190115

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16th District High School Oratorical Results

The 16th District held the annual High School Oratorical contest Saturday, January 12th, 2019 at Stafford Post 290. Students were required to deliver their prepared oration in no fewer than eight minutes and no more than ten minutes. At the conclusion of the first round a assigned topic discourse was chosen at random and students […]

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District Spring Conference Venue Change

Please note that there has been a change in location for the 16th District Spring Conference. The conference will be held on Saturday, March 16 at Post 290 which is located at 1151 Mountain View Rd, Fredericksburg, VA 22406. The event starts at 1:00 PM with a free lunch provided by the gracious host Post. […]

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Commander’s Message 190101

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OPSEC for Legionnaires

Recently we saw press reports that the President did not make the effort to visit our troops overseas in the war zone at Christmas. Then late Christmas day the media had to walk back those reports because while the media was broadcasting their reports the President was actually in Iraq visiting with the troops. Not […]

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2018 Culpeper Christmas Parade

On a crisp afternoon of December 22nd, members of the 16th District represented the American Legion in the 2018 Culpeper Christmas parade.  The efforts were led by 16th District Commander Sonnie Dickerson and 16th District Auxiliary Chaplain Paula Mullins.  The center piece of the unit was the Tribute Truck driven by Ziggy Levison (247).

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