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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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.

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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 Tuesday Of The Month 7 P.M.

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

House Committee
1st Tuesday Of The Month at 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.