Support a veteran-owned business: Try Heritage Brewing Company

February 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

Supporting veterans should be enjoyable.  What better way to support a veteran than to enjoy a glass of Heritage Brewing Company beer?  Heritage Brewing Company is two-thirds veteran owned.  We recently ducked over to Manassas, Virginia to check out the brewery.

Heritage Brewing Company opened in January of this year and is already offering a variety of great beers in the American tradition.  They offer both year-round and seasonal beers on tap in their tasting room.

Their year-round beers include:

  • The Teddy, an East Coast Pale Ale
  • Revolution, an American Amber Ale
  • Kings Mountain, a Scot-American Ale

How can you support them?  Drop by their tasting room at 9436 Center Point Lane, Manassas, Virginia, to try a few styles of beer and take a growler to go.  Alternatively, ask your favorite bartender if the restaurant can offer Heritage on tap.  Unfortunately, they do not sell bottles or cans at the moment but they plan to produce their beer in cans in the near future.


Affordable yoga studio space in Falls Church?

February 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

Do you want to start a yoga studio in Falls Church but need to find space which is affordable?  To be sustainable, you need to keep costs at a minimum while providing a proper environment for students and practitioners.

At Post 130, we invite you to consider our hall.  Our hall is 1000 square feet and accommodates 85 people.  It has Wi-Fi internet and other accommodations.  We regularly rent our hall in the evenings but it is mostly unused during the day.  Therefore, we can arrange an agreement in which you use the hall on a recurring basis for a few hours a week during off-peak times at a rate lower than the peak rental rate.

Besides yoga, we can offer the hall on a recurring basis for other uses such as:

  • A training seminar classroom.
  • A bicycle or running clinic on the weekend or in the evening during certain weekdays (we are next to the W&OD Trail).
  • Any time space is needed.

Remember, we have some flexibility so feel free to ask us.  If you’re interested, contact Bob, the Post Commander, at 703-533-1945.

Need a Venue for a One-Time Event?

February 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

Are you planning an event but you haven’t found a place to hold it?  We can help.  Post 130 has a 1000-square foot hall which can accommodate up to 85 people.   We are conveniently located next to the W&OD Trail, a few blocks from downtown Falls Church.

Our hall is perfect for medium-sized social gatherings such as:

  1. Birthday parties
  2. Sweet sixteen parties
  3. Quinceañera
  4. Holiday parties

Our hall is also well-equipped for professional events such as:

  1. Training seminars
  2. Political party meetings (Post 130 is politically neutral)
  3. Business meetings
  4. Non-profit meetings

Amenities include:

  1. Wi-Fi internet access
  2. Chairs and tables
  3. Podium
  4. Serving and bar table
  5. Ability to purchase beverages from the Post 130 club


  • Friday or Saturday event, 5 p.m. to midnight:  $800
  • Sunday event, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.: $600

What do you need to do to inquire or reserve a date?

  • Call us at 703-533-1945 to check availability
  • Stop by and visit us at 400 N. Oak Street to view the hall
  • Review and sign the rental agreement
  • Provide a 50% down payment to reserve the hall for a specific date
  • Pay the balance in cash one day before the event or by check one week before the event


El salón de American Legion Post 130 está disponible para eventos en Falls Church

February 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

¿Necesita un lugar en Falls Church para celebrar una fiesta o reunión? El salón de Post 130 es 1.000 pies cuadrados con capacidad para 85 personas. Estamos situados en 400 N. Oak Street en Falls Church, cerca del Washington & Old Dominion Trail (W & OD Trail).

Hemos proporcianado nuestra salón para la comunidad hispana en el norte de Virginia. Nuestra instalacion es ideal para:

  • Quinceañera
  • Reuniones de negocios
  • Seminarios de formación
  • Reuniones sin fines de lucro (non-profit)

Los servicios incluyen:

  • Wi-Fi internet
  • Sillas y mesas
  • Podium
  • Tabla de ración y el bar


  • Evento viernes o sábado, 17:00 hasta la medianoche: $800
  • Evento domingo, 17:00-22:00: $600

¿Qué es lo que tiene que hacer para informarse o reservar una cita?

  • Llámenos al 703-533-1945 para comprobar la disponibilidad
  • Venga y visítenos en 400 N. Oak Street para ver el salón
  • Revise la cita y firme el contrato de alquiler (nuestro contrato es en Español y Ingles)
  • Proporcione un pago del 50% para reservar la salon para una fecha específica
  • Pague el saldo en efectivo un día antes del evento o con cheque una semana antes del evento

Made in the USA

February 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

Visitors to our website -

 Help support our troops, our veterans, and our country.  Please try to shop for American-made products.  The website below – - and there are probably others – - can help you get started.


 The bar code on a product can provide information on the country of origin for the product.  Note the beginning sequence of bar code numbers for selected countries below.

        00-13    USA and Canada              49   Japan

          050     Bangladesh                     144   Sri Lanka

          158     Taiwan                            340   Honduras

          356     India                               392   Japan

  460-469     Russia                             484   Mexico

          586     Pakistan                   690-695  China

          704     Vietnam                   740-745  Central America

          764     Thailand

 Please note:  The country of origin indicated on a particular bar code indicates where the company that produced the product is headquartered, and may differ from where the product was actually manufactured.  As a further check, look for a “made in” label on the product.

 Good luck, and good shopping.

Congratulations to Liam O’Connell, Eagle Scout

January 14, 2014 in Boy Scouts

American Legion Post 130 is proud to have hosted Boy Scout Troop 349′s Court of Honor on Saturday, January 11, 2014, recognizing Liam O’Connell as an Eagle Scout.

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In Remembrance of Tony Scerbo

September 17, 2013 in Remembrances

It is with great sadness that we announce that Tony Scerbo passed away on Monday, September 16, 2013.   Tony was a veteran of World War II and Post 130′s chaplain.   In 2011, Tony was recognized with the “Lifetime Achievement Award” by the Greater Falls Church Veterans Council.  In 1969, Tony’s efforts led to the renaming of the American Legion Memorial Bridge, formerly known as the Cabin John Bridge, which spans the Potomac River from Virginia to Maryland.

For those who wish to pay their respects, the viewing will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, September 20.  The funeral service will take place at 10 a.m., Saturday, September 21.  Both events will occur at the National Memorial Park, 7482 Lee Highway, Falls Church, VA 22042.

For more information, please call the National Memorial Park at 703-560-0019.

Post 130′s Outlook for 2013

August 22, 2013 in Uncategorized

Dear Post 130 members and family,

We have a lot of great events coming up for the rest of 2013 and we would like to let you know about some of them.

Please mark your calendars and visit us again for the following events:

  • Sunday Afternoon and Monday Night Football (regular season).  We will have food, drink specials and more!
  • Daniel Boone Axe Throwing Contest in November.
  • Tuesday Night drink specials.  Each Tuesday, a beer will be selected at random and we’ll offer it for a very affordable price, even more affordable than usual. 
  • Have your child’s picture taken with Santa Claus in December.  We will be accepting food and gift donations for children in need.
  • More to follow!

Warm regards,

Post 130 team

Lizzie Borden Axe Throwing Pictures

August 15, 2013 in Events, Uncategorized

Thank you to everyone for participating in American Legion Post 130′s 3rd Annual Lizzie Borden Axe Throwing Contest on Saturday, August 3, 2013!

We still have some more details to wrap up but we wanted to share these pictures.  For more pictures, please visit the Photo Gallery page.

Photos are provided by Antoni De Col.

Lizzies Ax

Lizzie’s Axe.  Well, she was acquitted in court.


The line-up.

Contest 1

The future first place winner.

Contest 2

The future second place winner in the farther lane.

1st place

First place winner with Bob Simpson, Post 130 commander.

Taking a break

Taking a break.  Princeton is a retired guide dog and feeling his years.

Sweet Ride

Sweet ride.

Little One

Don’t worry; no one was throwing horseshoes at the time.

In Remembrance of Walter L. Mess

June 6, 2013 in Remembrances

Walter L. Mess was born in Washington, DC on December 20, 1914 to Dr. Carl J. Mess and Anna A. Lansdale. He married Jean Ogle (deceased) in 1940. He passed away on May 26, 2013. He is survived by Jean Lewis (Gary), Patricia Urick (Charles), Walter Mess, Jr. (Deborah) and Margaret Vidumsky (John). Also survived by 11 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

 He was in the Army between 1941 – 1946 serving in the OSS (Europe as well as the China, Burma, and India theater).
Walter retired in 1983 as Senior Vice President, B.F. Saul Company. His community service achievements were many. Most notably, he was chairman of the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority from 1975 – 1996.
A visitation will be held on Saturday, June 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. and Sunday, June 2 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Murphy Funeral Home, 1102 W. Broad Street, Falls Church, VA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, June 3 at 10 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church, 905 Park Avenue, Falls Church, VA (Broad and Spring Street). Interment private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority Foundation (, or the Special Operations Warrior Foundation (
Published in The Washington Post from May 31 to June 2, 2013
For a more information about the life of Walter Mess, please read the official media release by the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority.
American Legion Post 130 recognizes Walter Mess as an outstanding example of military and community service.
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