The American Legion Post 177, Fairfax VA

The American Legion Post 177, Fairfax VA Chartered in 1945 to Represent and Promote the ideals of The American Legion in our local community. Post 177 is one of the largest posts in Viginia.
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We have an active Auxiliary unit, SAL squadron, and Legion Riders chapter. not-for-profit 501(c)(19) Veterans Service Organization dedicated to Patriotism, caring for our Veterans, improving our Community, and developing our Youth.

Mission: Represent and Promote the ideals of The American Legion in our local community.

Operating as usual

Since Veterans Day was a bit rainy, the students from Guidepost Montessori marched over yesterday to show their apprecia...
11/14/2020

Since Veterans Day was a bit rainy, the students from Guidepost Montessori marched over yesterday to show their appreciation for veterans! Thank you!

Commander Jeff White delivered a donation check to Erin Whisenant, the head of their school. They have a special tuition program for veterans and first responders, the donation will be added to assist that tuition program.

Despite this peculiar year, your post hasn’t lost sight of its mission or our community!

11/13/2020

Hank Waters reports-Wednesday night was pleased to see our Post release over 22k dollars in donations to food banks, veterans help programs and childcare support for first responders/veterans families during these difficult times.
Well Done!

11/12/2020

Call to action: the Auxiliary has teamed up with Fairfax P.D. once again for the annual "Toys for Cops" drive. There is a box located in the Social Quarters, and they are taking new, unwrapped gifts for children until mid-December. We'll then turn them over to Fairfax P.D. who will deliver them to a local school. Lets show them what we got!

11/11/2020

General membership meeting tonight at 7 pm. Still hybrid in-person/zoom. Contact Jeff White for zoom info.

11/10/2020
This Tuesday, 10 November at 1600, our post will host its annual Marine Corps Cake cutting ceremony to celebrate the bir...
11/08/2020

This Tuesday, 10 November at 1600, our post will host its annual Marine Corps Cake cutting ceremony to celebrate the birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps! Come on out and enjoy some good fun with the posts oldest and youngest Devil Dog, and Leathernecks of all ages in between! As is customary, the Marines of the post will purchase a keg of beer to celebrate 245 years of kicking ass with comrades from the other branches. ALL ARE WELCOME!

Make an appointment, mark your calendars and “BE A DEER” Tejas and crew are at it again, trying to help save lives...let...
11/07/2020

Make an appointment, mark your calendars and “BE A DEER” Tejas and crew are at it again, trying to help save lives...let’s all help out!

11/07/2020

Happy Saturday all! Join us today at the post for our annual Veterans Day Flag Retirement ceremony. We’ll begin at noon outside in the parking lot. 🇺🇸

11/04/2020

The electronic copy of the Fall Newsletter is up on the post website. Expect paper copies in your mailboxes in a week or two. 🇺🇸

11/04/2020

Executive Committee will meet tonight in the big room upstairs at 1900 and on zoom. If interested in watching them do their thing, reach out to our Commander, Jeff White and he'll get you the information.

10/19/2020

Good Evening to all! Our Corporate Board is meeting this Wednesday, 21 Oct at 7:00 pm via zoom. If you'd like the keys to that sort of thing, email Gary Welschenbach and he'll hook it up! There's lots of moving parts, so get in on the action.

Happy Birthday, US NAVY!
10/13/2020

Happy Birthday, US NAVY!

In 1972, Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Elmo R. Zumwalt authorized official recognition of 13 October as the birthday of the U.S. Navy.

Happy 245th Birthday United States Navy!

10/13/2020

Good morning all, tomorrow night 14 Oct at 7 pm we'll have our general membership meeting. We're continuing with the hybrid in-person/zoom format. For anyone who'd like to attend via zoom, there's no secret handshake, you just have to reach out to Jeff White for the details! Happy Tuesday.

Now Hear This! Our Executive Committee will meet tomorrow (October 7) at 1900. We're continuing the hybrid zoom/in-perso...
10/06/2020

Now Hear This! Our Executive Committee will meet tomorrow (October 7) at 1900. We're continuing the hybrid zoom/in-person format. It's free to watch them at work. If you'd like to opt for the zoom approach, email Jeff White and he'll get you the info. 🇺🇸

09/23/2020

GOOD NEWS!
Post 177 will open tomorrow (Thursday, 09/24).
Thursday, SOCIAL QUARTERS ONLY..with no kitchen.
Friday the kitchen will reopen!
You MUST wear a mask to enter. Practice social distancing. And, if you're not feeling well. Stay home.

09/22/2020
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In spite of the Post 177 shut down, your ALR Chapter 177 was out and about supporting the Patriot Guard and their mission to provide a modified Arctic Cat to double amputee, Sgt. Robert J Jones, USMC. HUA!

09/22/2020
After Action from DAV Chapter 10's September Meeting.
09/22/2020
After Action from DAV Chapter 10's September Meeting.

After Action from DAV Chapter 10's September Meeting.

September Meeting After Action, Keeping You in the Know! Greetings! in case you were not able to attend our meeting on Saturday, September 19th, or wanted a follow-up to the topics and issues discusse

Salute!
09/18/2020

Salute!

The third Friday in September is National POW/MIA Recognition Day. In 1979, President Jimmy Carter established this national day of remembrance. Since then, it has been commemorated by an annual presidential proclamation.

The remains of the Vietnam Unknown interred in 1984 were identified in 1998 as Air Force 1st Lt. Michael Blassie, who is now buried at the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery outside St. Louis, Missouri. On September 17, 1999, the now empty crypt of the Vietnam Unknown at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier was rededicated in honor of all of America’s missing service members from the Vietnam War.

Photo credit to National Archives and Records Administration. The photo taken in 1984 depicts President Ronald Reagan placing a Presidential Wreath at the head of the casket of the then Unknown Serviceman of the Vietnam Era during the interment ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Saluting in the foreground is Major General John L. Ballantyne, commanding general, U.S. Military District of Washington.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
09/18/2020

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

The National Security Act of 1947 established the U.S. Air Force Sept. 18, 1947. Since then, Airmen have provided air superiority from the skies over Korea to the jungles of Vietnam to the deserts of the Middle East and numerous other missions around the world. Happy birthday!

09/16/2020

All, sorry for the short notice...the Corporate Board will still be meeting tonight at 1900, VIRTUALLY ONLY (obviously). Reach out to Gary Welschenbach for login instructions.

ATTENTION!
09/16/2020

ATTENTION!

Wednesday’s lunch and dinner specials. Get out early and grab some breakfast. EAT!
09/16/2020

Wednesday’s lunch and dinner specials. Get out early and grab some breakfast. EAT!

Start your week right with some good food, cheap. EAT!
09/14/2020

Start your week right with some good food, cheap. EAT!

We had the honor of holding a birthday celebration for our friend, the late Rand Gabor yesterday. Thank you all who part...
09/13/2020

We had the honor of holding a birthday celebration for our friend, the late Rand Gabor yesterday. Thank you all who participated.

09/12/2020

Quick reminder: SAL is meeting today at 12:30 at the post!

09/09/2020

General membership meeting at 7 p.m. We’re continuing with hybrid zoom/in-person. For the zoom link ask Jeff White!

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watch for this on Saturday...as today was postponed
Great to see so many people at the Inova Blood Donor Services Blood Drive at The American Legion Post 177, Fairfax VA. Thank you to everyone that donated. We will have more drives in the future. Thank you so much.
Lunch at the Legion today
Dear Post 177 Comrades, My name is Warren Hunt. I live in Michigan, and am a life member of both the VVA (Chapter 35, Toledo, Ohio) and the VFW. I am also a retired active duty Army E-7, beginning with service in Vietnam in 68-69 with the First Infantry Division. In 2018 I published a memoir, “Reflections on the Vietnam War: A Fifty-Year Journey,” an overview of what the Vietnam Era looked like to me. It covers the span of time from when I was in high school, through my Army service in Nam, culminating with my attendance at the dedication of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. in 1982. The book is available at amazon.com in paperback as well as Kindle format. A link to my book’s website is attached here: www.facebook.com/rvw50. This memoir has been included by Bowling Green State University and Lourdes University as part of the reading list for their classes on the Vietnam War. In addition, it has received positive reviews from well-known literary publications, including Manhattan Book Review, Publishers Weekly/Book Life, and the VVA Veteran: Books in Review (Henry Zeybel). In April of 2018 an excerpt from my book appeared in a special commemorative issue of USA Today: “Echoes from Vietnam.” “Reflections on the Vietnam War: A Fifty-Year Journey” has been well-received by readers; including Vietnam veterans and their family members. Many non-veterans, especially younger people, have also found it enlightening as an aid to gaining a broader perspective on the Vietnam War era. I am now in the process of sharing my work with local veterans organizations; not to make money, but because I have been told I should share it by so many people who find it an inspiring and informative read. Best wishes to your post members for a safe and pleasant summer. Sincerely, Warren Hunt Vietnam 68-69
Dear Post 177 Comrades, My name is Warren Hunt. I live in Michigan, and am a life member of both the VVA (Chapter 35, Toledo, Ohio) and the VFW. I am also a retired active duty Army E-7, beginning with service in Vietnam in 68-69 with the First Infantry Division. In 2018 I published a memoir, “Reflections on the Vietnam War: A Fifty-Year Journey,” an overview of what the Vietnam Era looked like to me. It covers the span of time from when I was in high school, through my Army service in Nam, culminating with my attendance at the dedication of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. in 1982. The book is available at amazon.com in paperback as well as Kindle format. A link to my book’s website is attached here: www.facebook.com/rvw50. This memoir has been included by Bowling Green State University and Lourdes University as part of the reading list for their classes on the Vietnam War. In addition, it has received positive reviews from well-known literary publications, including Manhattan Book Review, Publishers Weekly/Book Life, and the VVA Veteran: Books in Review (Henry Zeybel). In April of 2018 an excerpt from my book appeared in a special commemorative issue of USA Today: “Echoes from Vietnam.” “Reflections on the Vietnam War: A Fifty-Year Journey” has been well-received by readers; including Vietnam veterans and their family members. Many non-veterans, especially younger people, have also found it enlightening as an aid to gaining a broader perspective on the Vietnam War era. I am now in the process of sharing my work with local veterans organizations; not to make money, but because I have been told I should share it by so many people who find it an inspiring and informative read. Best wishes to your post members for a safe and pleasant summer. Sincerely, Warren Hunt Vietnam 68-69
WELCOME TO AMERICA AGAIN
FYI...
We are looking for Veterans 55+ to participate in a listening session in DC, in person, this week. Your feedback will inform educational and outreach materials for other Veterans. Please see the attached flyer for information.
I was on Honor Flight #16. I want to thank you for hosting our dinner. Had a good time meeting your veteran's. Very nice post. Oorah Semper Fi John
You guys done a excellent job hosting us this weekend Job well done!
One of the most unique American legions I’ve been to, and I have been to quite a few. Great people, great food, great facility, and a truly great experience!🇺🇸