Virginian Elected American Legion National Commander
Newly elected American Legion National Commander Brett Reistad will lead the organization as it begins a celebration of its 100 years of service to veterans, the military, community, state and nation.
“Today begins a 15-month celebration of our centennial," said Reistad, a 37-year member of McLean Post 270 in McLean, Va. “A lot of history has been made in the past 100 years. This is a unique opportunity for us to reflect on our many accomplishments and share them with our friends, neighbors and communities.
A U.S. Army veteran who served from 1974 to 1978 in the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, “The Old Guard”, at Fort Myer, Va., Reistad has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and spent 26 years with the Fairfax County (Va.) Police Department in suburban Washington, D.C. He served in patrol, investigative, forensic and administrative assignments – mostly in a supervisory capacity. He currently serves as a law enforcement services coordinator for the Regional Organized Crime Information Center, a component of the Regional Information Sharing Systems program, a law enforcement assistance program funded by Congress through the U.S. Department of Justice.
~ Welcome ~
Since being chartered in 1975, our American Legion Post has welcomed VETERANS from all branches of our Armed Forces. Today, we continue to welcome all military personnel who are serving or have served our country. Joining our Post enables veterans to continue serving God, Country and Community. Our mission is to partner with others in the Hopewell, VA Community to support a strong national security; provide for the care of veterans and their families; mentor youth; and promote patriotism and honor as embodied in the preamble to the American Legion Constitution, below.
To the wonderful, patriotic citizens of the Hopewell Community. Join our Post as a Booster or Sponsor. (call 804-541-3735 for details). 100% of the monies raised are given back to the Community. Help us to continue sponsoring scholarships for our children; give aid and assistance to local needy Veterans and their families; and support local charities. Help us continue to support financially worthy community programs and projects.