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P.O. Box 125, Stafford, Virginia 22555

Stafford American Legion Post 290

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Announcing the 2017-2018 American Legion Post 290

Oratorical Contest – Saturday, December 9, 2017


To:  All Stafford County High School Principals, Counselors, Parents, and Students

Post 290 is pleased to announce that its annual Oratorical Contest is scheduled for Saturday, December 9, 2017, at 1141 Mountain View Road, Fredericksburg, VA, 22406. 

School personnel, parents or students are welcomed to contact Post Member Bruce Miller (540-446-1899 or if they wish to volunteer for the event or participate as a contestant.

Contestants and officials should arrive by 9 a.m.  The contest will begin promptly at 10 a.m. 

The contest consists of two parts: 1) a prepared oration, and) a randomly-selected one of four assigned topics for this year. 

For details on the requirements for the prepared oratory and this year’s assigned topics, please go to

Videos of past national winners and other information are available at

Post 290 awards $500.00 to the first place finisher, $300.00 to the second place finisher, and $150.00 to the third place finisher.  The top orators in each local Post advance to district and regional competitions with the very best orators advancing to the state-level contest in March 2018.  In addition to awards and scholarships earned at lower levels, scholarships awarded at the state level include $1,100 for first place and $600 for students finishing second or third. 


Pictures from our Veterans Day Open House

are posted on the "Photo Gallery" page! 



Our Post is starting an American Legion Rider program!


In order to start a program at Post 290, we need at

least six members of the Post, Auxiliary or

SAL to start.  Spouses are invited to

participate but do not count towards the

required six (unless they are members of

the Post, Auxiliary or SAL).  Please contact

Dave Stein if interested.



  Post 290 is on Facebook and Twitter!

If you haven’t done so already, please take a few minutes and visit our Facebook page and “Like” us. We update Facebook regularly with information about issues important and of interest to our veterans and active duty military and their families. Please let Pam Lightfoot know what else you'd like to see. 



In addition, if you have a Twitter account, please take a few minutes, search for the Post's Twitter account (@LegionPost290VA), and then click on "Follow."  The Post's Twitter account "follows" a variety of military and Virginia Twitter accounts and sends out helpful information at least once per day.  In addition, for those in charge of events (e.g., Bingo, baseball), if an event is delayed, please send a "tweet" to our Twitter account from your personal account.  Please tell Pam in person, via email or by tweet with suggestions of other Twitter accounts to follow. 


Since our charter in 1947, our American Legion Post has been welcoming VETERANS from all branches of our Armed Forces. Today, we continue to welcome all military personnel serving our country. Joining our Post enables you to continue serving your God, Country and Community Our mission is to implement the goals, aspirations, dreams, peace and blessings for our country, friends and families embodied in our preamble below.

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To the wonderful patriotic citizens of the Stafford community, join our Post as a Booster or sponsor - (click Sponsor or Booster Button 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 our local needy Veterans and their families. Help us to continue to support financially worthy community programs and projects.

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