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2021 Spring Conference Oratorical Committee Report

2021 Spring Conference Oratorical Committee Report

2021 Spring Conference Membership Committee Report

2021 Spring Conference Membership Committee Report

2021 Spring Conference Media and Communications Committee Report

2021 Spring Conference Media and Communications Committee Report

2021 Spring Conference Junior Shooting Sports Committee Report

2021 Spring Conference Junior Shooting Sports Committee Report

2021 Spring Conference Youth Cadet Law Enforcement Committee Report

2021 Spring Conference Youth Cadet Law Enforcement Committee Report

2021 Spring Conference Junior ROTC Committee Report

2021 Spring Conference Junior ROTC Committee Report

2021 Spring Conference Foreign Relations Committee Report

2021 Spring Conference Foreign Relations Committee Report

2021 Spring Conference Blood Donor Committee Report

2021 Spring Conference Blood Donor Committee Report

2021 Spring Conference District Service Officer Report

2021 Spring Conference District Service Officer Report

2021 Spring Conference District Judge Advocate Report

2021 Spring Conference District Judge Advocate Report

2021 Spring Conference District Adjutants Report

2021 Spring Conference District Adjutants Report

2021 Spring Conference District Chaplain Report

2021 Spring Conference District Chaplain Report

2021 Spring Conference District Second Vice Commander Report

2021 Spring Conference District Second Vice Commander Report

2021 Spring Conference District First Vice Commander Report

2021 Spring Conference District First Vice Commander Report

2021 Spring Conference District Commander Report

2021 Spring Conference District Commander Report

16th District High School Oratorical Contest Winner Takes Northern Region Title

The Northern Region High School Oratorical Contest was held on February 20, 2021 at Rapidan Baptist Church in Madison, VA. This competition featured the first place winners from each District within the Northern Region, so competition was extremely strong. However, the 16th District Oratorical winner, Ms. Lauren Bradshaw represented us well as was declared the […]

The American Legion Legislative Agenda for the 117th Congress

The American Legion has published their 2021 Legislative Agenda. Topics include: Address Toxic Exposure & Burn Pits Improve Health Care for Women Veterans Telehealth/Rural Health Address the Forever War Citizenship for Honorable Service Pay the Coast Guard Close the 90/10 Loophole Military Awards for Minority Veterans Peer Support Protect the American Flag Global War on […]

VA Provides COVID-19 Vaccinations At Fredericksburg Clinic

  The Veterans Administration is giving Covid-19-Vaccinations, at their Clinic in Fredericksburg. All Registered Veterans who have their VAA Health Identification Card (VHIC), can call the clinic (located near Mary Washington Hospital) and get an appointment.  The clinic is located at 130 Executive Center Parkway, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-3100.  Their number is 540-370-4468. To learn more […]

16th District High School Oratorical Scholarship Winner Announced

The 16th District held the annual High School Oratorical contest Sunday, January 24th, 2021 at Manassas Post 10.  The event was accomplished using a COVID safe format and environment and for the first time the event was broadcast via Facebook Livestreaming.  Students were required to deliver their prepared oration in no fewer than eight minutes […]

Veterans Need VHIC For Commissary, Military Exchange, MWR Access

The Defense Department has announced expanded Commissary, Military Service Exchange and MWR access Jan. 1 and established a standard for physical access to military installations. Veterans who are eligible and want to take advantage of in-person benefits must have a Veterans Health Identification Card, or VHIC. Primary Family Caregivers must have an eligibility letter from […]

Warrenton Rifles – Junior Shooting Sports News

Our very own Warrenton Rifles Junior Shooting Sports team has been recognized by the USA Midway Foundation as one of the great success stories from their program. You can view the article at: https://www.midwayusafoundation.org/southeastern-program-manager-meets-with-rifle-programs-in-virginia/   To learn more about the Warrenton Rifles Team, you can visit the Warrenton Post 72 web page at: http://www.legionpost72.org/programs/warrenton-rifles-junior-shooters/ If […]

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