Welcome to American Legion Post 1976

Who We Are – Our Mission

From the American Legion National Website:  The American Legion is built on a promise from men and women who swore with their lives to defend and protect the United States through military service. The promise begins at enlistment, grows through training and discipline in the U.S. Armed Forces and continues after discharge, as veterans in service to community, state and nation.

Post 1976 prides itself on fostering a close knit, fun and inclusive environment for veterans, auxiliary members and their families to meet, socialize and serve the community.

Why Join – Benefits of Membership

Members receive exclusive discounts, access to member events, community service, the American Legion network and VA benefit assistance.

Activities at the Legion – Darts, Billards, Queen of Hearts, Gaming, Special Events, Private Parties, and Volunteering.

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American Legion Post 1976

2 days 8 hours ago

Thursdays dinner next week, June 8th will be chicken breast rice, veggies and dessert. Please RSVP on sign up sheet by the front door or call the bartender and have your name placed on the list.

American Legion Post 1976

4 days 23 hours ago

It was great to see SAR members Paul McComb (dual member of the American Legion Post 1976 ) and Scot Bryant at the Washington DC Memorial Day Parade 2023.

American Legion Post 1976

5 days 13 hours ago

Tuesday lunch is Chicken tenders with french fries, $5.00. Wednesday lunch is hamburgers and hot dogs, $5.00. Thursday dinner is ham, scalloped potatoes, green beans and a roll for $11 6-7:30pm Also, this Thursday night, we will begin a new game of queen of hearts. The jackpot begins at $1,000. Friday night is poker. Saturday night is American picnic Karaoke with food. Dress up in your red white and blue and there will be a

American Legion Post 1976

5 days 13 hours ago

This Thursday's dinner is ham, scalloped potatoes, green beans and a roll with dessert for $11. Service is from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. there will also be Queen of Hearts at 8:00 p.m.

American Legion Post 1976

6 days 1 hour ago

Today was the American Legion Post 1976 Memorial Day Ceremony, to honor and remember our military Heroes. Special thank you to Penny Gross, supervisor of the Mason District and to Our Guest speaker CDR Robert Nolen for joining us today.. Big thank you to all of our post members who attended today.


COVID-19 Policies

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Post 1976 is operating with limited hours and reduced offerings, but seeks to remain open as a resource for our community veterans. Here are the current post policies:
  • The bartender will take your temperature when you enter the front door. If your temperature is 100.4 or higher, you will not be admitted.
  • You are required to sign the logbook when you enter. This applies to everyone: staff, members, guests and vendors.
  • You must wear a face-covering when you are not eating or drinking. This includes wearing a face covering when entering and exiting the Post, to/from the restrooms, at the machines, pool/darts, and the bar service area.  This applies to all staff, members, guests and vendors.
    • If you do not have a face covering, you will be asked to leave if do not purchase one. (The bartender has the option to give you one).
  • If you feel sick, stay at home.
  • Anyone with blatant symptoms will be asked to leave and it is strongly recommended that you be tested. Once you have a negative test, you will be allowed back in, with written results.  If you choose not to get tested, you must stay out for 14 days.
  • If you test positive, you will not be permitted to enter the post for 10 days and if you choose not to get another test, it will be 14 days.
    • If you test positive and you have been at the Post, please contact Diane immediately.
    • If your family, children, grandchildren or anyone who you reside with tests positive, it is strongly recommended that you be tested or you will not be permitted into the post for 14 days.
  • Social distancing of 6 feet is required in all areas of the Post, except when seated at a table. Tables are to be at least 6 feet apart.  The bar seating is closed.  No tables adjacent to the bar.
  • The kitchen is closed except for approved events. The Post is not selling food except for approved events.
  • Staff are required to wear face covers.
    • Staff will conduct cleaning and disinfection every hour.
    • The bartender is responsible for enforcing any occupancy or attendance limitations.

Post 1976 History

Bicentennial Post 1976 was founded in 1975 when a small group of men decided to form a Post in Annandale, Va. The men enlisted the help of Mr. Harry Graul, who served as the District Vice Commander of the American Legion Organization. Mr. Graul signed up 25 members to form the Post and received a temporary charter in 1975. It wasn’t until 1976, that the Post received its official charter and the name, Bicentennial Post 1976. For several years, it was a post without a home. Meetings were held at a local restaurant, Tom Weston’s, as well as the Knights of Columbus. In 1982, the house that would later become the post home was leased to the members. Thanks to the generosity of Mr. Tom Weston, the post was able to open its doors for business. Mr. Weston guaranteed the lease, donated the bar, barstools, tables, and chairs. In 1984, when 24 members generously loaned money for an initial down payment, the small house was purchased. It was the very smallness of the post that allowed for a special camaraderie to develop amongst all members; Legionnaires, Ladies of the Auxiliary and the members of the Sons of the American Legion. All of these members contributed to an esprit of taking care of each other, advancing the ideals of The American Legion, and providing support to the local Annandale community. [today] After many years Post 1976 was finally able to expand, and in 1996 the membership approved a 1500 square foot expansion. Construction was completed in 1997. In 2006 the membership approved a second expansion adding 1350 square feet to the social quarters plus second-floor offices and a conference room. Construction was completed in late 2007. The addition to the social quarters was proclaimed “The Tom Weston Memorial Hall.” Today The American Legion Bicentennial Post 1976 has over 729 members.

Post News and Updates


4206 Daniels Ave, Annandale, VA 22003
(703) 941-9608
Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, 11am to 7pm
Wednesday through Saturday, 11am to 10pm


Executive Board
1st Wednesday Of Each Month 7 P.M.

General Membership
2nd Tuesday Of The Month 7 P.M.

House Committee
1st Wednesday Of Each Month 6:30 P.M.

American Legion Auxiliary
2nd Monday Of The Month 7 P.M.

American Legion Riders
3rd Thursday Of The Month, 7 P.M.

Sons of the American Legion
1st Thursday Of The Month 7 P.M.