American Legion

Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation

• Service Officer: Our Service Officer will assist veterans (including non-legionnaires) with finding their way through the maze of services available to meet their needs, such as the VA Health Care and VA Benefits systems.

• Veterans with Special Needs – Contact the Post Commander if you have a special need, such as mobility or other disability concerns. We have helped veterans in various ways to solve their problems, either through direct help or referral to a local organization. Our main mission is to help veterans.

• Volunteering at Veteran’s Health Facilities – There are multiple local facilities always in need of volunteers.

• Visiting Veterans in Care Facilities – Our ailing or aging veterans always appreciate a visit. We try to organize visits throughout the year and especially during the holidays. We go Caroling to the local long-term care facilities in December. A good singing voice is not a requirement.

• Final Respects – Contact the Post Commander, Chaplin, or Sergeant-at-Arms (Color Guard Commander), who will help ensure every veteran receives the final respect they so richly deserve. Post 10 has a very active Color Guard, which provides burial escorts and honors services to veterans.

• Homelessness – If you or a veteran you know is homeless or facing possible homelessness, contact the Post Commander or Service Officer. We support local homeless prevention charities through our Bingo proceeds and have the contacts to get help.

• National Emergency Fund/Auxiliary Emergency Fund – The American Legion’s National Emergency Fund and the American Legion Auxiliary’s Auxiliary Emergency Fund provide direct financial assistance to Legion Family members and posts impacted by natural disasters like hurricanes, tornadoes, and floods. Contact the Post Commander or Auxiliary President.

• GI Bill Benefits – We can provide information about your GI Bill Benefits and put you in touch with Student Services Counselors at local colleges and universities that specialize in student veteran services. Contact the Service officer or Post Commander.

Children & Youth

This pillar concerns the well-being of children and youth in the area. Although we don’t have specific programs for this pillar, we are always available to help children in need, particularly the children of our local active duty and veteran personnel. Auxiliary Unit 10 conducts a Christmas Party and an Easter Party for children and donates school supplies and food gift cards to local Title I Elementary schools.

• Temporary Financial Assistance – This is a one-time grant program to help a family solve a temporary financial emergency, thereby maintaining the welfare of the children involved. Any member of the Legion family with knowledge of a family in trouble should contact the Post Commander or Service Officer for help.

• Samsung Scholarship – The Samsung Scholarship is a national college scholarship program open to the children of personnel killed in the “War on Terrorism” since 9/11/2001. Contact the Post Commander, who will assign a qualified officer to assist the applicant.

Phone: 703-369-4900
Email (if any):
9950 Cockrell Rd.
Manassas, VA