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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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).
Post Commanders and Fellow Legionnaires: The Gun Show at Dulles is on for the last weekend in December! We picked up seven new members and one transfer from Post 141 at the last show in November and hope to build on that success. This event in Chantilly is a prime recruiting ground for both 16th […]
Terri Puckett has taken the helm as the new Chair of the District Oratorical Committee. She will be managing the District Oratorical Contest which is scheduled for Saturday, 12 January at Post 290 in Stafford. Terri would like to keep track of your Post activities for Oratorical. Please take a moment to contact Terri and […]
Legionnaires from all over the District braved the extremely cold weather to represent The American Legion in the 2018 Leesburg, VA Christmas Parade. How cold was it? So cold that even the digital cameras had a hard time taking pictures. Leesburg Post 34 led the efforts represented by John Carty, John Ward and Nancy Ward. […]
The American Legion Centennial Gala Happy Holidays, Legion Family members! What better a gift than to buy your loved one a ticket to the Centennial Gala? Give them a chance to get out and have fun. This watershed event is already almost 30% sold out, and hotel rooms at the Marriott are going fast. The […]
Danny S. Goolsby (JROTC Northern Region Vice Chairman) was recognized by National Sgt at Arms Willie Ransom for outstanding leadership in the JRTOC competition program. This honor was provided during the JROTC Drill Meeting at the Department Fall Conference at Williamsburg, VA held 26-28 October.
Posts of the 16th District were well represented at the Manassas, VA 10th Annual Northern Virginia Veterans Parade honoring The American Legion’s 100th Anniversary. The weather turned from rainy and cold to a very pleasant sunshiny day. A full article about the fantastic outcome of the Northern Virginia Veterans Parade is attached. We have also […]
District 16 will have a table for recruiting at the Nations Gun Show, which is great news. Currently John Carty and Joe Dudley are signed up for duty on some or all of the three days. We need volunteers to assist with this effort which will be all-in for the Legion, Virginia, District 16 and […]
Space for riders available for Manassas Veterans Day Parade on Nov 3. Several Legionnaires asked at the 16th District Conference if we would have space available for riders for the Manassas Veterans Day Parade on Nov 3. We have seats available on the 16th District float. We also have been advised that some of the […]
Putting the fun back into the conferences, the 16th District recently held a shooting competition in conjunction with the Fall Conference held at Post 330 in Culpeper. Thanks to the superior hospitality of Post 330, we were allowed to use their members shooting area to play the sounds of freedom while having a little friendly […]
The 2018-2019 District Planning Calendar has been updated for all information provided by the Committee Chairs. In addition, the calendar on the website has been updated with additional details regarding each event. Please share this message with your fellow post members and the link for the District Website and Facebook as well. Please be sure […]
The Virginia Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs will be at a Town Hall on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM, in the Loudoun Government Center, Dulles Room, 1 Harrison St., Leesburg VA.. POC is Thomas Grant Jr., Veterans Services Coordinator, Loudoun County, 571-258-3815.
The 16th District had a great time at the Culpeper Air Show on October 13, 2018. We setup a booth with the group supporting Fisher House which consisted of a collection of antique and unique vehicles. They were able to raise funds to support Fisher House in addition to spreading the word about the support […]
Please see the information below on the passing of Doug “Buster” Ramos. Doug was a past Department Commander for 2011-2012. He will be dearly missed by many of his fellow Legionnaires. The Funeral/Memorial Service for Past Department Commander Doug “Buster” Ramos will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at Maddox Funeral […]
Please see the information below on the passing of Robert O’Keefe. He was recognized for his dedication to Virginia Boys State by his induction into the Virginia Boys State Hall of Fame in 2017. He will be dearly missed by many of his fellow Legionnaires.
Join us for a day of marksmanship fun and competition. The 16th District will be holding a Marksmanship Day on October 20, 2018 starting at 10:00 AM. Activities will include open shooting time (enjoy shooting weapons that others may share), and then a competition period where you can compete in one of the categories below […]
As we continue our efforts to make the 16th District Website more responsive we have added a few sections and features. 1. We added the video vignettes to our website. On the first and 15th of each month a new vignette will be posted highlighting the program features for the next 15 days. 2. We […]
Download a printable flyer here. Purchase Tickets online here. Hotel room reservations can be made here.
Ladies and Gentlemen, As we move closer to the Mid-Term Elections I’d like to take this time to remind everyone that The American Legion is a NON-POLITICAL organization. REFERENCE: The Constitution of The American Legion, Department of Virginia, Inc. Article II. Section 2. AMERICAN LEGION IS NON-POLITICAL, Page 2. Which reads: “The American Legion shall […]
Honor a Veteran by including them in the Manassas Veterans Day Parade Program Book. For a very small fee you can have their name and information listed. Great opportunity to recognize the sacrifices and service of their employees, so don’t hesitate to share this with local businesses. This is also a good way to recognize […]
September 29th was a beautiful day with pleasant weather and a good time to get with fellow Legion Family Members to accomplish great things. Members of the 16th District gathered at the Buck Keys Post 28 as they hosted a Luau fundraiser for the Clint Bolt Sons of The American Legion National Commander Campaign on […]
Every Post within the 16th District is invited to participate and have their own float or join with other Posts to support the District efforts. This is going to be an awesome event and is dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of The American Legion. You can view the documents below or find more information and […]
Don’t forget this weekend is the Luau Fundraiser for the Clint Bolt, Candidate for National Commander for the Sons of The American Legion campaign. It is time gain for Virginia to shine and have yet another National level leader come from among our ranks. So, lets get out there for some Luau fun and at […]
See below for the news release concerning the 8th Annual American Legion Riders Virginia Rally.
See below for details on a Virtual Town Hall with the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.