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February 6, 2015 in Uncategorized by fcadmin

  • Boy Scout Mulch Sale
    Boy Scout Mulch Sale
  • Wreaths Across America
    Wreaths Across America
  • Live Music & Valentines Day Party @ Post 130
    Live Music & Valentines Day Party @ Post 130
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Boy Scouts’ Annual Mulch Sale

February 2, 2015 in Uncategorized by fcadmin

Boy Scout Troop 349 is taking orders for their annual mulch sale.

Mulch is a great landscaping feature which does the following:

  • to conserve moisture
  • to improve the fertility and health of the soil
  • to reduce weed growth
  • to enhance the visual appeal of the area

The top quality double-shredded mulch is packaged in 3-cubic foot bags.  One bag will cover a 3 foot by 4 foot area when spread 2 inches thick, or 2 foot by 4 foot area when spread 3 inches thick.

The minimum order is 10 bags at $5 per bag.

Volume discounts are available:

  • 25 bags = $125
  • 55 bags = $275
  • 85 bags = $425

The scouts will stack your bags of mulch neatly on your driveway, on the side of your house, or backyard.  Due to time constraints on delivery day, they cannot split the delivery  to multiple areas around your house.  Unfortunately, they cannot deliver past a 3-mile radius of the city of Falls Church.

The deadline for ordering is March 8, 2015. Delivery will be made on March 14, 2015.


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Red Cross Blood Drive is Postponed

January 7, 2015 in Uncategorized by fcadmin

Due to scheduling challenges, the Red Cross Blood Drive at Post 130 has been temporarily postponed.  Post 130 is looking forward to starting this recurring blood drive effort and we encourage you to pledge to donate.  You can sign up using the Blood Drive sign up sheet in the vestibule of Post 130 or send an e-mail expressing interest to info (at)

Thank you for your support!

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Wreaths Across America

December 13, 2014 in Uncategorized by fcadmin

On Saturday, December 13, 2014, the organization Wreaths Across America brought thousands of Christmas wreaths to be laid at the tombstone markers of Christian service members who are buried at Arlington National Cemetery.  For more information about this organization, visit their website,

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Extortion 17 was the call sign for the CH-47 Chinook helicopter which crashed as the result of an insurgent attack in Wardak province, Afghanistan, on August 6, 2011.  The crash caused the death of 38 special operations servicemen.  This was the single largest loss of U.S.  service members in Afghanistan.


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Red Cross Blood Drive, Saturday, January 10, 2015

November 14, 2014 in Uncategorized by fcadmin

blood drive

Post 130 is hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive on Saturday, January 10, 2015 from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The blood drive will be held at Post 130, 400 N. Oak Street, Falls Church, VA 22046.

We need to assess the number of people who are interested in giving blood.  If you have served in the Armed Forces, you may be aware of critical the need for blood is.

If you would like to donate blood, please click here to express your interest.

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Results of the Teddy Bear 5K Run and 1K Run/Walk

October 28, 2014 in Uncategorized by fcadmin

On Sunday, September 28, 2014, the Falls Church-McLean Children’s Center held their annual Teddy Bear 5K Run and 1K Run/Walk race.   The race was a great success with 200 runners and walkers which is nearly 100 more than last year.  The Children’s Center raised over $25,000 for their annual fund through sponsorships, runner/walker registrations, donations, sales, and silent auction.  The Children’s Center was grateful to have volunteers take part such as the Falls Church Police Department, George Mason and George Marshall High Schools, Chesterbrook Elementary School, and the American Legion Post 130.

Proceeds of the race help keep the Children’s Center a full-time, year-round education program at a rate that is affordable for the community’s low-income, working parents so they can continue to work to provide for their families.   While the parents are at work, the Children’s Center provides 73 children with two nutritious meals each day and guides them to build their skills to expected levels so they can be successful in school.   Research shows that children from low-income families who are at risk of failing in school can overcome the developmental delays that are due to their families’ low income if they are able to attend a high quality preschool like the Children’s Center.

For more information about the Center, click on Falls Church-McLean Children’s Center website.


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Let’s help World War II veterans of Wisconsin visit the Nation’s Capital.

October 8, 2014 in Uncategorized by fcadmin

Please come out and support the “fun”-raising event for the Badger Honor Flight program which raises funds and brings World War II veterans in Wisconsin to Washington, DC and Arlington to visit the WWII memorial and Arlington National Cemetery.  This posting is also listed on Post 130’s events calendar.

Print a flyer here: BHF fun-raiser invite final 2014

BHF fun-raiser invite final 2014

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This Saturday, October 4: Horseshoe Tournament

September 29, 2014 in Uncategorized by fcadmin

Come on out to Post 130 (400 N. Oak Street, Falls Church) on Saturday, October 4 for a horseshoe tournament!  Fun, food, and more!

Advanced registration is $10 (ends October 2) and regular registration is $15.

Check-in and registration starts at noon.  Tournament begins at 1 p.m.

For more information, call the Post at 703-533-1945 and ask for Bob Simpson.


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The American Legion Family at Post 130

September 26, 2014 in Uncategorized by fcadmin


The American Legion as a national organization and Post 130 in Falls Church are deeply tied into the community on many levels and in many ways.  Post 130 invites you to research the significance of each of these organizations.  From veterans care to fostering civic engagement, the Legion believes in a strong civil society and a healthy community.

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Falls Church mourns the loss of Major General Harold J. Greene

August 6, 2014 in Uncategorized by fcadmin

It is with great sadness that the American Legion Post 130 learned of the death of Major General Harold J. Greene.  MG Greene was the Deputy Commanding General for the Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan and was killed by an apparent insider attack in Kabul on Tuesday, August 5, 2014.  He was a resident of Falls Church, Virginia.

For more information, read the Washington Post article here.

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