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400 Cameron Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22313-0402

American Legion Alexandria Post 24

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Clean Up Wreaths from Arlington National Cemetery - Saturday, January 19th, 2019

This is a volunteer event to retrieve/remove the 250,000+ holiday wreaths that we helped place at Arlington National Cemetery in December. Thousands of volunteers are needed and you are welcome to be part of our American Legion Post 24 team or help out on your own. This event is open to the public and all are welcome including children, families and groups.

Weather: The event will take place in cold weather, rain, snow, etc. - all except significant “unsafe” conditions such as a blizzard. If it’s on the calendar, then we’re proceeding as scheduled.

What To Bring: Dress for the winter weather. Any tools or devices such as a lawn rake, pole or rope to help carry more wreaths is helpful but not required.

Metro Station: Arlington Cemetery.

Parking: In most instances not available on the cemetery grounds for this event. Take the Metro or park off-site and walk in.

Meeting Point: 8:00 - 8:15 outside the ANC Welcome Center, past the security checkpoint. At 8:15 AM sharp we'll head out into the cemetery. You are also free to volunteer on your own. If you arrive after that and/or are unable to locate our team then just help out anywhere as volunteers are needed throughout. We're not sure what section we'll be volunteering in as we'll go where we're needed.

How Long Will It Take: Not sure exactly as it depends on the number of volunteers that show up but plan on a couple of hours. Everyone is free to arrive and depart whenever they like.

Assist Organize Post 24 Participation in the 2019 9th Annual D-Day Commemoration in Alexandria

Almost 75 years ago, the largest air, land, and sea invasion in history took place on the beaches of Normandy.  Launched by General Dwight D. Eisenhower and including American, British, Canadian, and Free French forces, D-Day, June 6th 1944, was the beginning of the liberation of western Europe. 

The City will hold its 9th Annual D-Day Commemoration events on June 1st. An outdoor public celebration of the WWII era and commemoration of D-Day on Market Square on June 1st from 2:30-5 p.m. 

Post 24 participates by having several of our WWII veterans man a table to talk to the public about their experiences during their military service. Items to be displayed and transportation of our veterans are needed to make this event a success.  POC: Doug Gurka, Commander

Assist Post 24 Participation in the 2019 George Washington Parade
On February 18th, Post 24 will be highlighted this year in the the parade for our 100th year anniversary. March with National, State, and Post 24 members to celebrate this milestone.  Additionally, there is a need for drivers of vehicles with veterans in the parade, assistance with marshalling the marching groups at the start of the parade, and several other opportunities. POC: Henry Dorten
 

Community Volunteer Opportunities

OPERATION GRATITUDE ASSEMBLY DAY
Washington, DC
January 17, 2019
11am – 1pm

Volunteers from Washington DC and surrounding communities are invited to join us to assemble 25,000 Operation
Gratitude Care Pouches for Law Enforcement Officers, Firefighters and National Guardsmen serving in our nation’s
capital and in more than a dozen other cities across America. Event held at
DC Armory, 2001 E Capitol St SE,
Washington, DC 20003. Sign up on their website.

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