16th District Organizational Meeting 20 August 2022 Middleburg Post 295

Just a reminder: The 16th District Organizational Meeting will be held at American Legion Post 295, 111 The Plains Road, Middleburg, Virginia. The meeting will start promptly at 10am.  We ask all district officers, committee chairs, post commanders and selected guests attend this very important meeting. The district will be focusing on budget items, upcoming […]

16th District Membership Report 10 August 2022

Membership Revitalization Tips

  The American Legion AUG 08, 2022   American Legion post and district revitalization efforts provide an opportunity for members currently residing in a department headquarters post to transfer into a post in or near their community. It’s also an opportunity to sign up new members and check on fellow veterans.  Revitalization efforts can be […]

Membership Report 6 August 2022

Memorial Services for Past Department Vice Commander John A. Ward Jr. August 2, 2022

John A. Ward Jr.AUGUST 2, 1950 – JULY 25, 2022 John A. Ward Jr passed away July 25, 2022 at the Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, surrounded by family and knowing that he was loved dearly by his family and friends. He fought aggressively against his battle with stage 4 lung cancer, which later metastasized […]

16th District Membership Report July 1, 2022 Revised

The American Legion Department of Virginia Leadership College July 29-30, 2022 Midlothian Virginia

Legion Family Leadership College Goal 2022 2022 Legion College Package 05262022 A reminder to all: It is not too late to register for the upcoming Department Leadership College. The registration package and Goals are above. It is recommended all new Legion Family Officers attend this event.   

Department of Virginia Convention 2022 July 13-17, 2022 Hilton Washington Dulles Airport Hotel Convention Activities and Agenda

16th District Membership Report 1 July 2022

16th District Membership Report 23 June 2022

Post Everlasting James Althouse June 26, 2022

A dear friend and comrade entered post Everlasting. James E. Althouse was a highly dedicated and active Legionnaire, and Legion Rider. His long list of positions held, is only a fraction of his impact to the American Legion Family. Doing the thing he loved, up to the very end. He will be missed.

16th District Membership Report June 17, 2022

2022 Department Year-End Checklist

12th Annual ALR Rally October 7-8, 2022 Post 290


16th District Convention June 11, 2022

  16th District Convention is scheduled for June 11th starting at 10 AM with a Joint session. Hosted by Stafford Post 290. 1141 Mountain View Road Open to all members of the 16th District. We encourage all 16th District post officers to attend. Officers for 2022-2023 Membership Year and committee chairs.   District Commander James […]

16th District Membership Report June 9, 2022

Prevention of Veteran and Soldier Suicide June 25, 2022 Liberty High School

Sponsored by American Legion Post 247. This is a family event to support our Veterans and soldiers.  Date: 25 June 2022 Location: Liberty High School 5300 Independence Ave, Bealeton, VA 22712  Time: 9am to 5pm. All Proceeds go to help Veterans and Soldiers. Below is a fillable sponsor form for this event. Sponsor Form for […]

Vettes for Vets July 9, 2022 Haymarket Virginia

Vettes for Vets Flyer

2022 Department of Virginia Convention and Leadership College Registration Forms

2022-Dept-Convention-Convention-Registration-Form-1 2022 Legion College Package 05262022 Legion Family Leadership College Goal 2022 Please take advantage and register as soon as possible for these two events.    

End of Year Post Reports Update May 15, 2022

I know you are all tired of hearing about the Post Reports. This is one last plea from me to the Posts that have not submitted the required reports. This Saturday I will be meeting with The Department of Virginia Officials to go over which Posts are missing reports. I would like nothing more than […]


Flag at Half-Staff Sunday, May 15

Peace Officers Memorial Day is Sunday, May 15. The day honors peace officers who have died, or who have been disabled, in the line of duty. The U.S. Flag Code is a codification of rules and customs pertaining to the display of the flag of the United States for use by civilians or civilian groups/organizations […]

Youth Cadet Law Enforcement Program 2022 Call Letter

YOUTH OPPORTUNITY!!!    YOUTH OPPORTUNITY!!!!      Youth Cadet Law Enforcement ProgramSince 1989, The Virginia American Legion and the Virginia State Police have conducted a week-long hands-on event for rising high school seniors (male & female) at the VSP Training Academy. Those interested in a law enforcement career get a small glimpse of the varied training a trooper […]

American Legion Post 247 75th Anniversary Community Celebration 7 May 2022

American Legion Harold J. Davis 75th Anniversary Community CelebrationThis event is open to all area Veterans, families and community residents. Help us Celebrate our 75 Years in the Remington Community.We will have displays, service organization information, Kids Games and much more.Come out and see us any time between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM.We will have […]

Service for Charlie King 29 April 2022

Charles Alan King Obituary Graveside service will be at Union Cemetery in Leesburg 2pm, followed by a Celebration of Life at 3pm to be held at American Legion Post 293 Purcellville.    

American Legion Baseball Notices for the 15th and 16th Districts

15th and 16th District League bylaws It looks as if we will have 4 Senior teams this season: Post 290 Stafford, Post 72 Warrenton, Post 21 Winchester, and Post 34 Leesburg. Post 330 Culpepper has not yet formed a team.   Post 290 is the only League Post to have a Junior team.   I guess it […]

JROTC PWCS and Regional Drill Competition March 26, 2022 at Unity-Reed High School

On Saturday, 26 March 2022 the American Legion and Unity Reed HS hosted and VA-20065 competed in the URHS Lions Drill meet consisting of units from both the USAF and Army JROTC units with 6 schools in attendance. Sadly, several units could not attend stemming from having to rebuild their teams because of COVID. Yesterday’s […]

Upcoming Events in the 16th District

Post 293 Blood Drive scheduled for Tuesday, May 17th 1:30pm to 7:00pm   The Annual Post 34 Golf Tournament/Fundraiser Raspberry Falls Golf & Hunt Club Leesburg, VA May 20th. SAL Squadron 293 Cornhole Tournament Sunday, March 20, 2022 12-5pm      Antique Car Show American Legion Post 28 American Legion Riders May 21, 2022 10am […]

2022 16th District Spring Conference

The 16th District Spring Conference is scheduled for March 12th from 10am to 2pm at American Legion Post 364 Woodbridge, Virginia. Several guests are expected to be present to include the leading candidate for Northern Region Vice Commander, and Department Commander Frank Hillyard. Also it is that time of year, where we need to prepare […]

2022 American Legion Legislative Agenda

The American Legion Legislative Agenda  

100 Miles for Hope Challenge 2022

2022 100 Miles for Hope Challenge Register for the 2022 100 Miles for Hope Challenge. The challenge started March 1, 2022, and the challenge is to raise $450,000 for the Veterans and Children’s Foundation. For more information click on the above link or see the video below from the Legion Family National Leaders. The registration […]

2022 American Legion Riders Virginia Legacy Run June 23-25, 2022

The American Legion Riders Legacy Run is on! Starting from American Legion Post 146, Hopewell Virginia the ride will make several stops during the first day and end at Post 3, Salem Virginia. Day two starts with Kickstands up at Post 3 and conclude at Post 16 Lynchburg, Virginia. The Legacy Run helps to raise […]

The Northern Region Oratorical Contest February 19th 2022

Lauren Bradshaw won today’s Northern Region, Department of Virginia High School Oratorical Contest. The event was held Saturday Morning at American Legion Post 74, Keswick Virginia. The oratorical contest has two segments the first covering 8-10 minute oration on a subject from the U.S. Constitution, and a 3-5 minute segment on a random subject also […]

Northern Region Oratorical Contest February 19, 2022

The 2022 Northern Region Oratorical Contest will be at American Legion Post 74, Keswick Virginia. This is a great opportunity to see some our brightest youth compete for the Department Oratorical Contest. Saturday, February 19⋅10:00am – 2:00pm Location: American Legion Post 74 3025 Louisa Rd, Keswick, VA 22947, USA

VALMA Media and Communications Contest 2022

Entries may now be submitted for the Virginia American Legion Media Association (VALMA) contest. Contest entries are for newsletters, public relations, social media, website and visual media. Submit your entries, electronically (preferred method) or mailed (see attachment for address), before the deadline of May 22, 2022. All entries must have been published during the 2022 […]

Virginia Legionnaire Newsletter November 2021-January 2022


In Remembrance of the Four Chaplains February 6, 2022

Today, the 16th District Legion Family took time to remember the the Four US Army Chaplains, who gave up their lives for God and Country. The solemn ceremony recounts the events of the early morning hours of February 3, 1943.  At 12:55, S.S. Dorchester was torpedoed by German submarine U-223. The troop transport was sinking, and in a […]

American Legion Online Update: Protecting the GI Bill and Veterans

16th District Oratorical Contest January 29, 2022 Post 10 Manassas UPDATE

The 16th District held the Annual Oratorical Contest January, 29th at American Legion Post 10 Manassas. The winner is Lauren Bradshaw who was sponsored by American Legion Post 10.  Miss Bradshaw was the previous year’s winner and she will be returning to the regional Oratorical Contest, scheduled to be held at American Legion Post 74 […]

District Oratorical Contest – 29 January 2022 American Legion Post 10 Manassas

The District Oratorical Contest will be held at American Legion Post 10, 9950 Cockrell Rd, Manassas, VA  starting at 10am. Contestants and judges should arrive one half hour prior to the 10am start. For more details please contact District Oratorical Chair Erin Fox Post 290 email:   

ALR Bike Blessing and Poker Run – 26 March 2022

The Springfield American Legion Riders Chapter 176 is sponsoring a Bike Blessing and Poker Run to benefit the “Willing Warriors Final Salute”. The Run will start at American Legion Post 176, March 26th at 9am with the Bike Blessing and the ride will commence at 10am, with stops at Posts 162 Lorton, 364 Woodbridge, 28 […]

2022 The American Legion/Virginia State Police Youth Cadet Law Enforcement Academy June 26-July 1, 2022

The American Legion/Virginia State Police Youth Cadet Law Enforcement Program has been scheduled for Sunday, June 26 to Friday, July 1, 2022 at the Virginia State PoliceAcademy in Richmond. The cost remains $200.00 per cadet. A total of 50 cadets will beaccepted to attend this session.All posts are encouraged to participate in this outstanding program. Posts […]

American Legion Training for Veteran Service Officers – Sunday February 27, 2022

Due to the chance of inclement weather, The VSO training has been cancelled. The new date is 27 February, at the Robert V. McMaugh American Legion Post (Post 10)  9950 Cockrell Rd, Manassas VA. The training will commence at 12 noon and conclude at 5pm.  See the Attached flyer for further details or contact Steve […]

16th District Four Chaplains Ceremony – February 6, 2022

The district Four Chaplains Ceremony will take place at American Legion Post 295 Middleburg Virginia February 6th, and will be led by District Chaplain Robert Yowell ( The ceremony will commence at 2pm. All District Legion Family Chaplains are encouraged to take part in this ceremony which chronicles the four chaplains who were aboard the […]

16th District JROTC Color Guard Competition March 26, 2022

Here are the details for the upcoming Color Guard Competition. The competition will be held at Unity Reed Senior High School 8820 Rixlew Lane Manassas, VA 20109 March 26th. The Links are to the documents for the Competition. District Color Guard SOP JROTC CG Registration OUTLINE 1622 Color Guard Competition Registration Form 

Carrol “Ziggy” Levison – Transfer to Post Everlasting

Carroll Sigmund Levison, 59 of Warrenton, Virginia passed away on Thursday, July 29, 2021. He was born in Savannah, Georgia to Robert L. and Lauretta Burke Levison. Carroll served 20 years in the U.S. Air Force and then worked for decades in the Information Technology Field.He is survived by his mother, Lauretta Aiken, his two […]

Past District Commander Charlie King – Transfer to Post Everlasting

Past District Commander (2009-2010) Charles A. King transferred to Post Everlasting. With heavy hearts, we announce the death of Charles Alan King (Chestertown, Maryland), who passed away on November 23, 2021 at the age of 70.  A celebration of life will also be held following his interment at a later date in Leesburg, VA. In lieu […]

Post 247 Commander Joanne Smoot -Transfer to Post Everlasting

Our sister Joanne Suschinski Smoot passed into God’s arms on December 14th, 2021. Joanne died of complications due to COVID-19. She had been vaccinated with the J&J vaccine in August of 2021. Jo was born to Joe and Anne Suschinski April 8, 1950. Upon graduation from Houndsfield Central School, Sackets Harbor, N.Y. in 1968 she […]

Past Department Commander Robert Hannon transfers to Post Everlasting

The Department of Virginia sadly announces the passing of Past Department Commander Robert C. Hannon. Bob was Department Commander from 2003-2004 and an active member of Smithfield Post 49. For Information on Bob’s Obituary, please go to the following link:

2021 Convention First Vice Commander Report

2021 Convention First Vice Commander Report

2021 Convention Adjutant Report

2021 Convention Adjutant Report