Special Upcoming Events
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.
The American Legion Post 24 of Alexandria is participating with Little Theatre of Alexandria in their Partners in Art Night program. The American Legion is sponsoring the play Fantasticks on the evening of January 22 to include with a pre-show reception in the Green Room starting at 6:30pm. Additionally, there will be refreshments available during intermission.
Tickets for this January 22nd play are sold by the American Legion Post 24 for this one night special event. All proceeds go to support American Legion programs and activities.
About the play: The Fantasticks - Try to remember a time when your greatest adventure was the first romance of your life. This funny and sentimental musical is the deceptively simple tale of a boy, a girl, and their meddlesome fathers who nudge them toward marriage by pretending to keep them apart. This long-running musical, with a nod toward Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet,” has been enchanting audiences with its universal themes and memorable songs, including the beautiful “Soon It’s Gonna Rain” and “Try to Remember.”
Tickets: $50.00 each at Eventbrite