Provided by American Legion Post 1799
American Legion Post 1799 received a grant of $10,000 from the American Legion Operation Comfort Warriors program. This grant will support wounded and disabled veterans and their families at the Serve our Willing Warriors Warrior Retreat at Bull Run. The American Legion awarded the grant on Oct. 31 at the Retreat.
Serve Our Willing Warriors
Serve Our Willing Warriors is a publicly funded, community-supported, nonprofit. SOWW provides encouragement and support for our nation’s warriors through non-medical programs and services that positively affect their recovery. Opened in July 2015, the Warrior Retreat at Bull Run serves as a temporary home away from home respite for recovering service members and their families. For more information about Serve our Willing Warriors, visit willingwarriors.org/.
American Legion Post 1799
American Legion Post 1799 is named after the year of the chartering of the Town of Haymarket. The Post was established in in 2005 to serve the veterans of our community and provide volunteer service to other area groups.
Post 1799 has provided a number of services to the Haymarket-Gainesville community, including:
- Delivering books and magazines to the USAF 430th Expeditionary Electronic Combat Squadron deployed to Kandahar, Afghanistan
- Awards for excellence in scholastic and military achievement to Battlefield High School Air Force Junior ROTC cadets
- Scholarships for boys and girls from Battlefield High School to attend Boys State and Girls State annual week-long civics and leadership programs at Radford and Longwood Universities
- Assisting veterans with Veterans Administration claims processing
- Providing donations to the Haymarket Gainesville Community Library
- Providing active volunteers, flags, computers, donations, and voluntary service to the Serve Our Willing Warriors Warrior Retreat at Bull Run in Haymarket
- Organizing a bi-annual American Red Cross blood drive
- Participating in the annual Haymarket Day parade
- Maintaining a section of Route 15 in Haymarket under the VDOT Adopt-a-Highway Program.