American Legion, Remington, Harold J. Davis Post 247 is one of the sixteen posts within the 16th District, Department of Virginia. The Post was issued a Temporary Charter in January 1946 and the Permanent Charter was issued on January 24, 1947.
Founding members were veterans of World War II representing all military service branches. Veterans from all military service branches have continued to join Post 247 and support the community surrounding Remington. Post 247 is currently represented by veterans spanning from World War II, throughout the Cold War, to Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.
Effective June 21, 2017, the post was officially renamed in honor of Harold J. Davis, a charter member of post 247, and a resident of Remington, Va. Technical Sergeant Harold J. Davis served in World War II from 1941 through 1945 in Operation Overlord (D-Day Normandy Invasion), Crucifix Hill, and Battle of the Bulge, earning the Bronze Star and four Purple Hearts.
The Post is active in the community throughout southern Fauquier County supporting American Legion Baseball, American Legion Boys and Girls State, American Legion sponsored educational activities at local schools, Junior ROTC, and other community events.
The Post provides support to needy veterans in the area, and local as well as national organizations. We also provide college scholarships to local students.
We meet at the Post Hall the first Thursday of every month. Fellowship over a provided meal starts at 7:00 PM and the regular membership meeting starts at 7:30 PM. We invite all eligible individuals to join us at our Post 247 Hall located at 11420 James Madison Highway (Route 29), Remington, VA 22734.