About the Appomattox County Militia
The Appomattox County Militia was founded in 2020 by a group of Constitution supporting patriots that wanted to form a constitutionally protected militia group for the purposes of serving and protecting our community. Organization of the idea of a militia into a working organization began in 2021 with the exploration and creation of bylaws and an administrative governing body. In July of 2021 the first Board of Directors was elected by the militia membership and set to work in registering the militia as a non-profit entity, which was accomplished in August of 2021, and finalizing the bylaws and policies and procedures of the militia.
The Appomattox County militia is a multipart organization, comprised of our administrative governing body, our active duty and reserve militia members, our mission support members, and finally our recruits and prospects. Together, these different parts of the militia come together to provide community support and disaster relief aid, community training and education efforts, law enforcement support, and to be the first line of defense for our community in the event of attack whether foreign, or domestic.
With a focus on community and law enforcement support, the Appomattox County Militia has already hosted or participated in several events, including our first community food drive in September of 2020, a fundraiser to benefit the Appomattox County Sheriff’s office with new medical kits in 2020, providing event security for the Appomattox Oyster & Seafood Festival, and the Appomattox Railroad Festival in 2021, hosting a fundraiser in 2021 to benefit the Appomattox County Sherriff’s office with new thermal imaging equipment, and a food, clothing and toy drive in November 2021 to benefit our less fortunate community members.
Mission of the Appomattox Militia
The mission of the Appomattox County Militia is to defend the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Virginia and the Constitution of the United States of America, and to uphold and to defend the Bill of Rights. To support the Appomattox County Sheriff's Department, and other county agencies, in assuring that all citizens - regardless of race, color, religion, sex, physical characteristics, or national origin - shall have the right and opportunity to due process of the law as established and guaranteed by the U.S. and Virginia Constitutions. To aid our communities in any emergency, such as but not limited to fire, flood, and natural disasters, and to assist in protecting the County from threats from enemies foreign and domestic. To initiate and/or participate in community-oriented projects designed to enhance the well-being of the citizens of the county.
The Appomattox County Militia is a 501(c)3 nonprofit volunteer organization, authorized by the U.S. Constitution Bill of Rights and the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Virginia, formed to train and act as a reserve component to the Virginia National Guard, to provide community support in the form of emergency and disaster relief services, to educate our community, and to assist local law enforcement and county departments when requested, with search and rescue and community protection services.
Values & Vision of the Appomattox Militia
PRESENT itself to the citizens of this region as a well-regulated, well-trained, well-equipped, and knowledgeable militia unit consisting of ordinary citizens.
ASSIST citizens in the event of natural disaster, civil defense, and in the defense of self and Commonwealth.
ESTABLISH a cohesive organizational structure able to instruct and task as needs arise.
TRAIN its membership in many disciplines necessary to the function of the militia as a whole, and as members individually.
EDUCATE its members to promulgate the knowledge of this nation’s history and its place in the world, so that we may not forget the virtues and ideals that formed the greatest nation on earth, and that we may not repeat the errors and failings found in our own history and in that of the rest of the world.
INFORM its members of local, national, and global events which would imperil governance according to the Constitution and impact the direction of the state and nation.
ENCOURAGE its members to stand against all tyranny which may threaten to undermine our form of government and the United States of America.
SEEK the protection, wisdom, and the leadership of our Creator and submit to Him to do His will in protecting the liberty and freedom He has given to all Americans.