News

Jerry M. Wood – Transfer to Post Everlasting

It is great regret we report the passing of Legionnaire Jerry M. Wood. The full obituary and announcement can be found at: Fauquier Times or Fauquier Now

High School Oratorical Contest Updates

Please see the document below for full details on the High School Oratorical Contest based on the latest guidance.  Hopefully we have Posts working on making sure they have a candidate ready to compete and we will have a very good Oratorical Contest. Important Dates/Locations: – District – Sunday, 24 January 2021 at Post 10 […]

2021 Day On The Hill – Alternate Method

The annual Virginia Day On The Hill event will not be quite the same this year due to the COVID-19 restrictions. The Department of Virginia will not be hosting the usual gathering at Department Headquarters and we will not be having a bus to transport us to the Capital. Personal attendance and meeting with Legislators […]

Blankets For Veterans

Manassas Post 10 Commander Mark Stein had the honor in December to presented dozens of blankets to Joyce Miller (Post 180) for distribution to Veterans at the Martinsburg VAMC and McGuire VAMC.  The blankets were handmade by Post 10 Legionnaire and Auxiliary member Marie Libby.  These blankets were distributed to the patients at the VAMCs […]

Robert L. Bowen – Transfer to Post Everlasting

It is great regret we report the passing of Legionnaire Robert L. Bowen. The full obituary and announcement can be found at: https://vacremationservice.com/obituary/70274.

Veterans Day Around The District

Legionnaires from the 16th District held numerous events yesterday to recognize our Veterans on Veterans day.  We have received photos and reports from Manassas Post 10, Culpeper Post 330, and Lovettsville Post 1836. Manassas Post 10 held an indoor ceremony at their Post.  You can find more photos of their event at https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=3739278902751960&set=pcb.3739279712751879 Culpeper Post […]

Safety and Security Concerns for Fundraising

A recent incident occurred where an individual robbed a local Post while conducting fund raising at a local Walmart. The incident resulted in some minor injuries to Legionnaires and loss of funds. Most important we are glad there were no serious injuries. There is nothing the Post members did wrong and we appreciate them sharing […]

Additional Veterans Day Activities In The District

Information came in after our original Veterans Day Activities news post was published.  Please see the flyer below for details on a Free Veterans Day lunch at Quantico Post 28.  Prices listed are for non-Veterans, Veteran meals are provided free.  This is for November 11th.  Please see the flyer below for more information or contact […]

Veterans Day Activities In The District

Despite the COVID restrictions on gatherings there are still lots of activates throughout the 16th District that Posts and District Officers are participating in. Please see the list below and links to additional information. Lovettsville Post 1836 will be hosting a Veterans Day event on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at 11 AM. The event will […]

Culpeper Veterans Day Event

Due to the government mandated restrictions on gatherings, numerous Veteran recognition events have been cancelled or limited. Culpeper County residents are resilient and will make sure our Veterans will be remembered on this special day. Culpeper 2020 Veterans Day Ride For Recognition Program

2020 Fall Conference Youth Cadet Law Enforcement Committee Report

2020 Fall Conference Youth Cadet Law Enforcement Committee Report

2020 Fall Conference Oratorical Committee Report

2020 Fall Conference Oratorical Committee Report

2020 Fall Conference Membership Committee Report

2020 Fall Conference Membership Committee Report

2020 Fall Conference Junior Shooting Sports Committee Report

2020 Fall Conference Junior Shooting Sports Committee Report

2020 Fall Conference Chaplain Report

2020 Fall Conference Chaplain Report

2020 Fall Conference Boys State Committee Report

2020 Fall Conference Boys State Committee Report

2020 Fall Conference Blood Drive Committee Report

2020 Fall Conference Blood Drive Committee Report

2020 Fall Conference First Vice Commander Report

2020 Fall Conference First Vice Commander Report

2020 Fall Conference Commander Report

2020 Fall Conference Commander Report

Legion Post 72 ALR Poker Run, 3 Oct 2020

Just a quick reminder that this Saturday, 3 October, is the John D Sudduth American Legion Post 72’s Legion Riders Chapter sponsored Poker Run. Rain date is Sunday 4 October. All profits are dedicated to support area Veteran assistance programs. Registration is from 0900 – 1000hrs with the first bike out at 1000hrs. The 80 […]

The Nation’s Gun Show Recruiting Event

We are fast approaching The Nation’s Gun Show being held October 2-4, 2020. This event is held at the Dulles Expo Center, 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly, VA 20153. Past events have resulted in members being signed up for just about every Post in the 16th District in addition to signing up new members for […]

16th District Annual Planning Conference Delayed

The 16th District Annual Planning Conference scheduled for Sunday, August 23, 2020 must be delayed one week due to unforeseen circumstanced. The Conference will now be held on Sunday, August 30, 2020, at Post 10 starting at 2:00 PM.  The event should last for 2 hours. The District Commander apologizes for this last minute change, […]

16th District Annual Planning Conference Reminder

The 16th District Annual Planning Conference will be held on Sunday, August 23, 2020, at Post 10 starting at 2:00 PM.  The event should last for 2 hours. Social Distancing will be maintained at Post 10.  Limited to 50 people in physical attendance.  Preferred in person attendees: District Commander, District Vice Commanders, District Officers, District […]

2020 Convention Minutes

2020 Convention Minutes

2020 Convention District Commander Report

2020 Convention District Commander Report

2020 Convention Vice Commander Puckett Report

2020 Convention Vice Commander Puckett Report

2020 Convention Vice Commander Matyuff Report

2020 Convention Vice Commander Matyuff Report

2020 Convention Service Officer Report

2020 Convention Service Officer Report

2020 Convention Boys State Committee

2020 Convention Boys State Committee

2020 Convention Media and Communications Committee

2020 Convention Media and Communications Committee

2020 Convention Youth Cadet Law Enforcement Committee

2020 Convention Youth Cadet Law Enforcement Committee

2020 Convention Oratorical Committee

2020 Convention Oratorical Committee

2020 Convention Nominations Committee

2020 Convention Nominations Committee

2020 Convention Legislative Committee

2020 Convention Legislative Committee

2020 Convention JROTC Drill Committee

2020 Convention JROTC Drill Committee

2020 Convention Blood Drive Committee

2020 Convention Blood Drive Committee

2020 Convention American Legion Riders Committee

2020 Convention American Legion Riders Committee

2020 Convention Rules

2020 Spring Conference Minutes

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 […]

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 […]

2020 Spring Conference Minutes

2020 Spring Conference Minutes

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

2020 Spring Conference Oratorical Committee Report

2020 Spring Conference Oratorical Committee Report

2020 Spring Conference First Vice Commanders Report

2020 Spring Conference First Vice Commanders Report

2020 Spring Conference SONS Committee Report

2020 Spring Conference SONS Committee Report

2020 Spring Conference Nominating Committee Report

2020 Spring Conference Nominating Committee Report

2020 Spring Conference New Posts Committee Report

2020 Spring Conference New Posts Committee Report

2020 Spring Conference Commanders Report

2020 Spring Conference Commanders Report