About Us

American Legion Mission
As the nation’s largest wartime veteran service organization, we are committed to maintain and promote the Legion Family (the Legion, The Auxiliary and the Sons of the Legion) within our community. We are committed to mentoring youth, fostering Americanism and advocating patriotism and honor. We will focus on supporting the lives of veterans, fellow service members, their families, and our community.
​Sponsor Boys State and Cadet Law Enforcement Programs
Flag Retirement Ceremonies
Oratorical Contest for High School students
Sponsor the Memorial Day Ceremony on the Goochland Courthouse Green
Support the Goochland High School (GHS) MCJROTC Veterans Day program
Provide speakers for Goochland School System or any group needing a veteran speaker
​Support the local USO center at Richmond International Airport

American Legion Auxiliary  Mission
The mission of the American Legion Auxiliary is to support The American Legion and to honor the sacrifice of those who serve by enhancing the lives of our veterans, military, and their families, both at home and abroad. For God and Country, we advocate for veterans, educate our citizens, mentor youth, and promote patriotism, good citizenship, peace and security.
Sponsors the American Legion Auxiliary Girl’s State
Americanism Essay Contest for grades 3 through 12
Memorial Day Poppies: funds collected through donations are used 100% to support our military and veteran activities and their programs.
Support Operation Homefront’s programs for military families: Back to School Brigade Backpacks for military kids and Baby Showers for military wives of deployed  armed service members.
Support for various veteran homes and shelters: Transition Shelter on the grounds of the VA Medical Center in Richmond, Liberation Veteran Services, Setter Barfoot and Fisher House.
Quilts of Valor: this Unit makes and donates at least 2 Quilts of Valor yearly
Support the McGuire Veteran’s Medical Center needs in various units such as the Dialysis Center and the Poly Trauma Unit.

Volunteer at the local USO center at Richmond International Airport

Sons of the Legion Mission Statement
At all levels, Sons support The American Legion in promoting a wide variety of programs. Sons assist their posts in all activities such as Veterans programs, Veterans Administration home and hospital volunteerism, and in supporting shelters for veterans.  The Sons of The American Legion promote patriotism through supporting the Citizens Flag Alliance, a coalition formed to secure flag protection legislation through an amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
Support Programs:>
Sponsor Boys State and Cadet Law Enforcement Programs
Flag Retirement Ceremonies
Oratorical Contest for High School students
Sponsor the Memorial Day Ceremony on the Goochland Courthouse Green
Support the GHS MCJROTC Veterans Day program
Support the local USO center at Richmond International Airport
Supports the veteran shelter Liberation Veterans Services.

Goochland American Legion Post 215 is located at:
3386 River Road West, Goochland Va 23063

Post’s mailing address:
Box 1062,Goochland VA 23063

Commander Jim Woodfin @ ​804.543.0359
jlwoodfin@gmail.com

Auxiliary President Janice Nelson at 804-749-3231
jlnrn2610@comcast.net

Sons of the Legion Commander Jerry Netherland
cwejerry@comcast.net