Post 180 honors veterans and American with ceremonies several times a year to include:
Memorial Day - May
Patriot's Day - 11 September
Veteran's Day - 11 November
Vienna Post Continues Tradition Started in 1953 by Going Virtual by Chris Hauth, Legion Town, 22 May 2020
Memorial Day is a time for all Americans to honor the men and women who died serving this great nation. We traditionally do this in group gatherings, where memories are shared of those who’ve passed and new ones are made listening to speakers, visiting grave sites and sharing meals. This year gatherings are ill advised, especially for our older veterans. American Legion Dyer-Gunnell Post 180 in Vienna, VA, however, decided not to simply sit at home. If they couldn’t gather to remember and honor at Flint Hill Cemetery they would make a video to help people remember and share this special day. They made a project team, coordinated with The Town of Vienna, and created this thoughtful and heartwarming tribute to those who died in service. They then dedicated the video to our current host of American Hero’s, medical professionals, first responders, and all others on the front line of this crisis. The video is here on YouTube. Please share it with family and friends.
Patriots Day ceremony hosted by Post 180 by Chris Hauth
Today's socially distanced 'Patriot Day Community Commemoration' ceremony, held in the Town of Vienna's Communkity Center, was a success! Members of the Town of Vienna and Dyer-Gunnell Post 180 were present in numbers to fill the socially distanced seating. We were honored to have several VIP guests: the Town of Vienna (ToV) Mayor, Linda Colbert; Virginia House Delegate Mark Keam, and several ToV Councilmen and First Responders. Post 180 Commander, Guillermo Guillen, opened the event. Rich Cunningham, Sr, a member of Sons of the American Legion Squadron 180, gave the invocation and closing prayers. Mayor Linda Colbert presented "A Day to remember' Proclamation. The Commander gave a heartfelt speech praising the courage and patriotism of all First Responders. He then drew on his time in Afghanistan to highlight an Airmen and an Army LT who exhibited the same courage and patriotism displayed by countless First Responders and US service members on 11 September 2001 and every day since. Please see our FaceBook Page page post for more photographs.