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2022 Department of Virginia Fall Conference will be held October 21-23, 2022 at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Williamsburg in Williamsburg, VA.  Details listed in What’s New! or Upcoming Events Page!
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The American Legion Department of Virginia

The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic, mutual help and community service organization.   The Department of Virginia is comprised of 17 Districts containing 208 Posts with a total membership of over 39,500 Legionnaires.   In 2018 The Department of Virginia Celebrated our 100th Annual Convention marking a major milestone in our history.   The American Legion and Department of Virginia consist of a Family of organizations: The American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary, Sons of The American Legion and The Legion Riders.   Each of these groups works together in the spirit of mutual helpfulness to support our Military Veterans.

Membership in the American Legion provides many benefits to the individual Legionnaires, but more important, together we can make a difference.   We are brothers and sisters with the distinct honor of holding the title of Veteran.   Your membership is key helping us provide vital support to Veteran Services, lobbying efforts, and outreach in the local communities. Learn more about joining the Legion Family to help your fellow Veterans.


2023 Department Membership Standings
Current as of: November 17, 2022

Northern Region: 72.04%
Western Region: 71.96%
Eastern Region: 67.60%

Overall: 68.11%

Next Goal: 75% of 2023 Goal on December 7, 2022 Dogwood Award

Needed To Meet 2023 100% Goal: 12,022

November 2022

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  • Daylight Saving Time ends
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  • Election Day
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  • Happy Birthday U.S. Marine Corps!
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  • Thanksgiving Day
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