Commanader's Corner




14, 21 & 28 Sep:  Bingo on Thursday night!  Volunteers are welcome…the doors open at 5:00 PM and Bingo starts at 6:30 PM.


15, 22 & 29 Sep:  Canteen is open at 6:00 PM.  All new members get their first choice of beverage for FREE!  Come and enjoy the military humor and stories!


21 Sep:  Looking for one member that is interested in attending the Foreign Relations Committee Zoom meeting on Thursday, September 21, 2023 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM.  This meeting is the second in a special two-part series to discuss updating The American Legion's Resolution on Foreign Policy.  


This month’s guest speaker is William Ruger. Will is the President of the American Institute for Economic Research, veteran of the Afghanistan War and an officer in the U.S. Navy Reserves. Ruger was nominated by President Trump to serve as the U.S. Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and was a prominent advocate for ending America’s participation in the war there. He will present the case for a less activist U.S. approach to international relations.


Please contact David Bennett at for Zoom meeting ID and passcode.


22 Sep:  Come out and enjoy some great food and friendship at our monthly member meal at the canteen at 6:30 PM.  The Chef is preparing goulash and salad!


26 Sep:  Executive Committee meeting at 7:00 PM


Middle School Essay Contest and the High School Oratorical Contest:  The Post needs some volunteers for program support.  Please contact David Bennett at for more information.


The Middle School Essay Contest is open to all accredited Middle School Students at participating schools, Public, Private, or Parochial within the sponsoring jurisdiction of established American Legion Posts in the Department of Virginia. Home schooled children are eligible to compete provided the Division Superintendent, his/her assistant or other designated person of the public school system certify on the attached Declaration Form, the students grade level and their adherences to contest rules. It shall be the responsibility of the home schooler’s parents to contact the sponsoring American Legion Post and have above certifications completed.


The Oratorical Contest exists to develop deeper knowledge and appreciation for the U.S. Constitution among high school students.  Since 1938, the program has presented participants with an academic speaking challenge that teaches important leadership qualities, the history of our nation’s laws, the ability to think and speak clearly, and an understanding of the duties, responsibilities, rights and privileges of American citizenship.


The Post will need at least five judges, three tabulators and various support positions, such as; time keepers, and greeters.


Renew your 2024 Membership!

The American Legion membership year runs from July through June and it is time to renew your 2024 membership!  


Post members can renew on-line at using their membership number or mail their membership fee to American Legion Post 320 P.O. Box 51, Spotsylvania, VA 22553.  


Members can print their membership cards from by logging into their accounts and clicking the Membership Card tab under MEMBERSHIP.


Questions regarding memberships?  Contact David Bennett at or Mike Downing @



From Alex Carlson:  Unsure if we have any vets/members interested but Spotsy HS Boosters are looking for volunteers for Friday night.


This 👇🏻 from their FB page:


“Hello Knights!!!!

Guess what is in 2 days???? Our first Varsity Football Game of the Season!!!!

Who is ready????????

We cannot wait for this home game, but we will need all hands on deck for concessions! We are expecting a lot of people at the game and will need help in concessions!


If you are able to volunteer, please comment on this post, send us a message, or email us at


We hope to see everyone there!!!”





David R. Bennett


American Legion Post 320

Spotsylvania, VA


Post Voicemail: (540) 548-8069