Leonard W. Kidd Memorial American Legion Post 2001

Leonard W. Kidd Memorial American Legion Post 2001 We are an American Legion post dedicated to helping other veterans within our community in Loudoun County, VA. Our primary focus is 100% Americanism.

cover art photo credits: Photograph © Darren Baker The current officers of Post 2001 for 2019-2020 are:
Commander: Scott Morse
1st Vice Commander: Scott Howell
2nd Vice Commander: Eric Lohman
3rd Vice Commander: Dave Dixon
Adjutant: Shannon Kirkpatrick
Baseball Chair: Scott Morse
Boys & Girls State Programs: Dennis Kellen
Chaplain: Paul Konold
Finance Officer: Richard Ryan
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cover art photo credits: Photograph © Darren Baker The current officers of Post 2001 for 2019-2020 are:
Commander: Scott Morse
1st Vice Commander: Scott Howell
2nd Vice Commander: Eric Lohman
3rd Vice Commander: Dave Dixon
Adjutant: Shannon Kirkpatrick
Baseball Chair: Scott Morse
Boys & Girls State Programs: Dennis Kellen
Chaplain: Paul Konold
Finance Officer: Richard Ryan
Poppy Distribution

Operating as usual

Happy birthday, Marine Corps 🎉🥳
11/10/2021

Happy birthday, Marine Corps 🎉🥳

Happy birthday, Marine Corps 🎉🥳

Veterans: we need your assistance. We have no photo or essay entries for our 2021 Veterans Day competition. If you or so...
11/06/2021

Veterans: we need your assistance. We have no photo or essay entries for our 2021 Veterans Day competition. If you or someone you know would like to submit, then please visit ashburnlegion.org.

Veterans: we need your assistance. We have no photo or essay entries for our 2021 Veterans Day competition. If you or someone you know would like to submit, then please visit ashburnlegion.org.

Please visit the following link for Health and Wellness information on our Ashburnlegion.org website: http://ashburnlegi...
11/03/2021
Health & Wellness | Leonard W. Kidd Memorial

Please visit the following link for Health and Wellness information on our Ashburnlegion.org website: http://ashburnlegion.org/veteran-services/health-wellness/

Welcome to the Health and Wellness section of Ashburnlegion.org. We're glad you're here. From our recent survey, this is our designated page to address the various illnesses, injuries, and symptoms within our veteran community. Check back often for more information, videos, and articles. Photo by Vi...

Thanks to our Post 2001 Health and Wellness Survey we now have plenty of responses to guide our communication and resour...
10/30/2021

Thanks to our Post 2001 Health and Wellness Survey we now have plenty of responses to guide our communication and resources. Starting in November, we will post a series of articles and/or webinars to spotlight issues that positively impact our audience. We will also create a menu section titled, ‘Health and Wellness’ with more information. Visit us @ ashburnlegion.org

Thanks to our Post 2001 Health and Wellness Survey we now have plenty of responses to guide our communication and resources. Starting in November, we will post a series of articles and/or webinars to spotlight issues that positively impact our audience. We will also create a menu section titled, ‘Health and Wellness’ with more information. Visit us @ ashburnlegion.org

Don't forget our scare.ific Post 2001 movie night. We'll be watching The Thing (2011). We will communicate the Amazon pr...
10/28/2021

Don't forget our scare.ific Post 2001 movie night. We'll be watching The Thing (2011). We will communicate the Amazon prime video link here on 10.28 🥶👻🕵️‍♀️🧟🧟

Don't forget our scare.ific Post 2001 movie night. We'll be watching The Thing (2011). We will communicate the Amazon prime video link here on 10.28 🥶👻🕵️‍♀️🧟🧟

The 2021 Veterans Day photo and essay competition has arrived! If you live in Loudoun County and have a compelling photo...
10/20/2021

The 2021 Veterans Day photo and essay competition has arrived! If you live in Loudoun County and have a compelling photo representing the meaning of Veterans Day then we want to hear from you!!! 🤩 Check out our website ashburnlegion.org

#[email protected] Uncensored! #Loudoun County Public Schools #Loudoun Times-Mirror #Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce #Loudoun County Virginia Community Group

The 2021 Veterans Day photo and essay competition has arrived! If you live in Loudoun County and have a compelling photo representing the meaning of Veterans Day then we want to hear from you!!! 🤩 Check out our website ashburnlegion.org

#[email protected] Uncensored! #Loudoun County Public Schools #Loudoun Times-Mirror #Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce #Loudoun County Virginia Community Group

10/19/2021

Mark those calendars for our post 2001 movie night. Please check back October 28th for the free movie link.

Happy Birthday, U.S. Navy 🎉🥳
10/13/2021

Happy Birthday, U.S. Navy 🎉🥳

Happy Birthday, U.S. Navy 🎉🥳

The 2021 Veterans Day photo and essay competition has arrived! If you live in Loudoun County and have a compelling photo...
10/04/2021

The 2021 Veterans Day photo and essay competition has arrived! If you live in Loudoun County and have a compelling photo representing the meaning of Veterans Day then we want to hear from you!!! 🤩 Check out our website ashburnlegion.org

[email protected] Uncensored! Loudoun County Public Schools Loudoun Times-Mirror Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce Loudoun County Virginia Community Group

The 2021 Veterans Day photo and essay competition has arrived! If you live in Loudoun County and have a compelling photo representing the meaning of Veterans Day then we want to hear from you!!! 🤩 Check out our website ashburnlegion.org

[email protected] Uncensored! Loudoun County Public Schools Loudoun Times-Mirror Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce Loudoun County Virginia Community Group

Technical Difficulties with our movie night. Here is the new link: https://amz.onl/0MY2E4tThis is a rental movie and we ...
10/01/2021
Watch Party on Prime Video

Technical Difficulties with our movie night. Here is the new link: https://amz.onl/0MY2E4t

This is a rental movie and we didn't realize Amazon would request all viewers to rent GAME NIGHT. Our apologies.

Click the link to join the Watch Party

Get those big scoop tortillas and salsa and join us for the first Post 2001 virtual movie night!!! Tonight, we're watchi...
09/30/2021

Get those big scoop tortillas and salsa and join us for the first Post 2001 virtual movie night!!! Tonight, we're watching GAME NIGHT. To join the movie viewing, click on the link in this post: https://amz.onl/8VIezdc When you log in, you will see a side window with a chat function (look for the 'chat' tab). Anyone watching the video can chat during the movie.

Get those big scoop tortillas and salsa and join us for the first Post 2001 virtual movie night!!! Tonight, we're watching GAME NIGHT. To join the movie viewing, click on the link in this post: https://amz.onl/8VIezdc When you log in, you will see a side window with a chat function (look for the 'chat' tab). Anyone watching the video can chat during the movie.

Loudoun County Veterans: Join American Legion Post 2001 for social gatherings, virtual movie nights, health and wellness...
09/21/2021

Loudoun County Veterans: Join American Legion Post 2001 for social gatherings, virtual movie nights, health and wellness seminars … and so much more!

Plenty of opportunities to improve your professional resume with committee chair, leadership, and volunteer positions. Please email [email protected] for more information.

Loudoun County Veterans: Join American Legion Post 2001 for social gatherings, virtual movie nights, health and wellness seminars … and so much more!

Plenty of opportunities to improve your professional resume with committee chair, leadership, and volunteer positions. Please email [email protected] for more information.

09/18/2021
Go Airforce! 74 years and still strong 🇺🇸
09/18/2021

Go Airforce! 74 years and still strong

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Go Airforce! 74 years and still strong

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Tomorrow marks the 20th anniversary of September 11, 2001. Let us remember. #PatriotDay2021
09/10/2021

Tomorrow marks the 20th anniversary of September 11, 2001. Let us remember.

#PatriotDay2021

Tomorrow marks the 20th anniversary of September 11, 2001. Let us remember.

#PatriotDay2021

Join us September 14 @ Texas Roadhouse for a special donation event. Print the flyer included in the website or present ...
09/07/2021

Join us September 14 @ Texas Roadhouse for a special donation event. Print the flyer included in the website or present on mobile device in support of Veteran Women's Connection:

http://ashburnlegion.org/2021/09/texas-roadhouse-donates-10-for-veterans-women-connection/

Join us September 14 @ Texas Roadhouse for a special donation event. Print the flyer included in the website or present on mobile device in support of Veteran Women's Connection:

http://ashburnlegion.org/2021/09/texas-roadhouse-donates-10-for-veterans-women-connection/

Happy Birthday, U.S. Coast Guard 🥳https://www.military.com/coast-guard-birthday
08/04/2021
Coast Guard Birthday

Happy Birthday, U.S. Coast Guard 🥳

https://www.military.com/coast-guard-birthday

The Coast Guard is one of America's five armed forces and traces its founding to Aug. 4, 1790, when the first Congress authorized the construction of 10 vessels to enforce tariff and trade laws, prevent smuggling, and protect the collection of federal revenue.

07/03/2021

Happy Independence Day 😎 Did you know? John Adams believed that July 2nd was the correct date on which to celebrate the birth of American independence, and would reportedly turn down invitations to appear at July 4th events in protest. 😄🕺🎂🗽🎆🎉🇺🇸

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Veterans: Please join us and march in the 4th of July parade with American Legion Post 2001 this Sunday. Post will muste...
07/03/2021

Veterans: Please join us and march in the 4th of July parade with American Legion Post 2001 this Sunday. Post will muster at the Leesburg Safeway, 437 S King St., Leesburg, VA (parade end point). You can leave your car in the Safeway parking lot and we will caravan at 9:10am to Ida Lee Park, 60 Ida Lee Dr NW, Leesburg, VA (parade start point). Please be on time, we will caravan from Safeway at 9:10am sharp to drive to Ida Lee Park.

King street is closed at 930am, parade starts at 10AM sharp. Alternatively, you can drive directly to Ida Lee Park NLT 0915.

Veterans: Please join us and march in the 4th of July parade with American Legion Post 2001 this Sunday. Post will muster at the Leesburg Safeway, 437 S King St., Leesburg, VA (parade end point). You can leave your car in the Safeway parking lot and we will caravan at 9:10am to Ida Lee Park, 60 Ida Lee Dr NW, Leesburg, VA (parade start point). Please be on time, we will caravan from Safeway at 9:10am sharp to drive to Ida Lee Park.

King street is closed at 930am, parade starts at 10AM sharp. Alternatively, you can drive directly to Ida Lee Park NLT 0915.

Please excuse the delay. Our social media platform was experiencing technical difficulties. On June 14th, we celebrated ...
06/16/2021

Please excuse the delay. Our social media platform was experiencing technical difficulties. On June 14th, we celebrated 2021 Flag Day and the Army's 246th birthday. Visit ashburnlegion.org

#TeamVeterans

Please excuse the delay. Our social media platform was experiencing technical difficulties. On June 14th, we celebrated 2021 Flag Day and the Army's 246th birthday. Visit ashburnlegion.org

#TeamVeterans

2021 D-Day Remembrance at ashburnlegion.org
06/06/2021

2021 D-Day Remembrance at ashburnlegion.org

2021 D-Day Remembrance at ashburnlegion.org

06/05/2021

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Congrats to Joe Willmore on his Memorial Day photo competition win! ashburnlegion.org#TeamVeterans
06/05/2021

Congrats to Joe Willmore on his Memorial Day photo competition win! ashburnlegion.org

#TeamVeterans

Congrats to Joe Willmore on his Memorial Day photo competition win! ashburnlegion.org

#TeamVeterans

Remembrance poppy distribution this weekend! Please join us: Saturday, Bella Beach Nail Spa (Loudoun), and Ashby Ponds C...
05/29/2021

Remembrance poppy distribution this weekend! Please join us: Saturday, Bella Beach Nail Spa (Loudoun), and Ashby Ponds Center @ 0900 - 1700. Sunday, Hot Rod Car Show (Loudoun, near right entrance of Dunkin Donuts) @ 0800 - 1200. We hope you’ll purchase and wear a poppy in remembrance of those who died for this country. Thank you!
#Loudoun #VeteransofAmerica #LoudounCounty #LoudounHotRods #AshbyPondsCenter #LoudounWholeFoods #BellaNailSpa #LoudounCountyMagazine #LoudounTimesMirror #LoudounCountyVirginiaCommunityGroup

Remembrance poppy distribution this weekend! Please join us: Saturday, Bella Beach Nail Spa (Loudoun), and Ashby Ponds Center @ 0900 - 1700. Sunday, Hot Rod Car Show (Loudoun, near right entrance of Dunkin Donuts) @ 0800 - 1200. We hope you’ll purchase and wear a poppy in remembrance of those who died for this country. Thank you!
#Loudoun #VeteransofAmerica #LoudounCounty #LoudounHotRods #AshbyPondsCenter #LoudounWholeFoods #BellaNailSpa #LoudounCountyMagazine #LoudounTimesMirror #LoudounCountyVirginiaCommunityGroup

Visit ashburnlegion.org to understand why 1.2 million+ American warriors matter. #MemorialDay2021#Americanlegionpost2001
05/28/2021

Visit ashburnlegion.org to understand why 1.2 million+ American warriors matter. #MemorialDay2021
#Americanlegionpost2001

Visit ashburnlegion.org to understand why 1.2 million+ American warriors matter. #MemorialDay2021
#Americanlegionpost2001

This Memorial Day 2021, stand with us and salute our deceased warriors. Keep their memories alive as we head into this l...
05/28/2021
Memorial Day 2021 Tribute | Leonard W. Kidd Memorial

This Memorial Day 2021, stand with us and salute our deceased warriors. Keep their memories alive as we head into this long Memorial Day weekend. 🦅🙌✌💪🇺🇸

#MemorialDay2021 #americanlegionpost2001

http://ashburnlegion.org/2021/05/memorial-day-2021-tribute/

At American Legion Post 2001, we strive for excellence in all areas. We come together as a safety net, supporting community activities and paying rent for veteran families who need financial assistance. We also remind our constituents, and audience, why … Continue reading →

05/13/2021
May 13 Celebrates Children of Fallen Patriots Day — Children of Fallen Patriots

In 2018, Virginia signed a proclamation to observe May 13 as 'Children of Fallen Patriots Day.' Did you know that over the past 35 years, 20,000 children have lost a parent in the line of duty? Visit fallenpatriots.org for more information.

https://www.fallenpatriots.org/children-of-fallen-patriots-day#:~:text=The%20date%20of%20May%2013%20was%20selected%20as,heroes%20serves%20as%20a%20reminder%20of%20their%20sacrifices.

Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation aims to identify and support Gold Star scholars by providing financial assistance and educational counseling. 

Attention Loudoun County Artists and Veterans! The 2021 Memorial Day photo competition has begun. Take a picture that re...
05/08/2021
Memorial Day Photo Competition (Loudoun Residents) | Leonard W. Kidd Memorial

Attention Loudoun County Artists and Veterans! The 2021 Memorial Day photo competition has begun. Take a picture that represents what Memorial Day means to you. No captions or essays - just pure photography! Cash prizes!! Please visit ashburnlegion.org for more information. #loudountimes #loudouncountyphotographer #loudouncounty

http://ashburnlegion.org/2021/05/memorial-day-photo-competition-loudoun-residents/

It’s that time of year… ATTENTION LOUDOUN ARTISTS AND VETERANS! Requesting submission for a Memorial Day photo competition. American Legion Post 2001 is looking for creative talent amongst our community. We would like your single captivating photo or consolidated photo … Continue reading →

Happy 95th Birthday, Colonel Carl C. Johnson, Retired! Post 2001 participated in a vehicle procession in an extraordinar...
05/02/2021
Loudoun Celebrates Tuskagee Airman’s 95th Birthday | Leonard W. Kidd Memorial

Happy 95th Birthday, Colonel Carl C. Johnson, Retired! Post 2001 participated in a vehicle procession in an extraordinary display of community comradery.

http://ashburnlegion.org/2021/05/loudoun-celebrates-tuskagee-airmans-95th-birthday/

On Saturday, May 1st, Post 2001 participated in a spectacular display of patriotism, and Veteran comradery. There was a procession to celebrate Col. Carl C. Johnson’s 95th birthday. Carl is one of the last remaining of the Original Tuskagee Airmen, … Continue reading →

Letter of Appreciation from the Price family! Our new and awesome ASL family - welcome to Ashburn. 🦅
05/01/2021

Letter of Appreciation from the Price family! Our new and awesome ASL family - welcome to Ashburn. 🦅

Letter of Appreciation from the Price family! Our new and awesome ASL family - welcome to Ashburn. 🦅

Address

Post Office Box 1243
Ashburn, VA
20146

General information

The Leonard W. Kidd Memorial American Legion Post 2001 meets monthly on the 2nd Thursday at 1930, except during the month of December. Our Post meets at the Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department (AVFRD) at 20688 Ashburn Rd, Ashburn, VA 20147. Membership is open to all active duty and honorably discharged members of the U.S. Armed Forces [Navy, Marine Corps, Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, Merchant Marines, Reserves & National Guard]. Our membership is composed on men and women who have served during World War II; the Korean War; the Vietnam War; Grenada, Panama, Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm; Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan; Operation Iraqi Freedom; and Special Operations for the duration of the United States' Global War on Terrorism.

Telephone

+15714899986

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Post 2001 Health and Wellness Information
http://ashburnlegion.org/veteran-services/health-wellness/

Community Emergency Relief Fund
https://communityfoundationlf.org/product/emergencyrelief/

Deaf/Hh Community
https://www.offthegridmissions.org/

Virtual Music Therapy for Special Needs Children
http://www.aplacetobeva.org/

CDC Guidance
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Loudoun County COVID response
https://www.loudoun.gov/5307/Coronavirus

Washington Area COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund
https://www.thecommunityfoundation.org/covid-19

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The Leonard W. Kidd Memorial American Legion Post 2001, founded in 2000, was named in honor of the only Ashburn, Virginia resident killed during the Vietnam War. Our post assists veterans in need with financial emergency funds through the Legion's Family Support Network.; providing aid to service personnel and families who were and are directly affected by Operations Desert Shield & Desert Storm, Iraqi Freedom/Enduring Freedom in America's Global War on Terrorism. We support our returning wounded veterans through financial contributions to the Walter Reed National Medical Center & are especially proud to be an annual donor of the Boulder Crest Retreat for Military and Veteran Wellness located in Bluemont, Virginia within Loudoun County. In addition, our American Legion Post also actively supports the Legion's Boys State and Girl's State programs and American Legion Baseball originally initiated by the Legion in 1925. Post 2001 began sponsoring the Ashburn Knights baseball team in 2011.

History of the American Legion

The American Legion was formed by veterans of the American Expeditionary Force in Paris, France in March 1919 shortly after World War I ended. In May of that same year, the Legion's St. Louis Caucus formally founded the American Legion, and on 16 September 1919, the American Legion was chartered by the United States Congress. Americanism is our business!

Today, over 14,000 Legion posts represent 2.4 million members in the U.S. & worldwide, including Puerto Rico, Mexico, the Philippines and France. For nearly 100 years, the Legion has influenced considerable social change in America, secured hundreds of benefits for veterans and produced many important programs for America's youth and children.


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Happy birthday, Marine Corps 🎉🥳
Veterans: we need your assistance. We have no photo or essay entries for our 2021 Veterans Day competition. If you or someone you know would like to submit, then please visit ashburnlegion.org.
Please visit the following link for Health and Wellness information on our Ashburnlegion.org website: http://ashburnlegion.org/veteran-services/health-wellness/
Thanks to our Post 2001 Health and Wellness Survey we now have plenty of responses to guide our communication and resources. Starting in November, we will post a series of articles and/or webinars to spotlight issues that positively impact our audience. We will also create a menu section titled, ‘Health and Wellness’ with more information. Visit us @ ashburnlegion.org
ICYMI The Navy announced Tuesday that it plans to build a new $450 million flagship museum, replacing the out-of-date facility that has been at the Washington Navy Yard for more than 50 years. #FlagshipMuseum
ICYMI The National Museum of the United States Army The National Museum of the United States Army has just announced its opening on November 11. Admission is free, but timed-entry passes will be required. Passes can be reserved on the museum website: https://www.thenmusa.org/ For more information visit the museum website and/or click on the following link to read the article that appeared in the October 14 edition of the Washington Post. #TheNMUSA https://www.thenmusa.org/?fbclid=IwAR3aPsECbRfEWyGlcl5FM1gPJI0wyGJNJ5GNcI6nDnlkFt18oRRNoTFnxBA
On June 6, 1944, Supreme Allied Commander General Dwight D. Eisenhower gives the go-ahead for the largest amphibious military operation in history: Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of northern France, commonly known as D-Day. By daybreak, 18,000 British and American parachutists were already on the ground. An additional 13,000 aircraft were mobilized to provide air cover and support for the invasion. At 6:30 a.m., American troops came ashore at Utah and Omaha beaches. The British and Canadians overcame light opposition to capture Gold, Juno and Sword beaches; so did the Americans at Utah. The task was much tougher at Omaha beach, however, where the U.S. First Division battled high seas, mist, mines, burning vehicles—and German coastal batteries, including an elite infantry division, which spewed heavy fire. Many wounded Americans ultimately drowned in the high tide. British divisions, which landed at Gold, Juno, and Sword beaches, and Canadian troops also met with heavy German fire. But by day’s end, 155,000 Allied troops–Americans, British and Canadians–had successfully stormed Normandy’s beaches and were then able to push inland. Within three months, the northern part of France would be freed and the invasion force would be preparing to enter Germany, where they would meet up with Soviet forces moving in from the east. #DDay #OperationOverlord Source: History.com
Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, 2020 #AllGaveSomeSomeGaveAll #WeWillNotForget "Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices. Because of these sacrifices, the dawn of justice and freedom throughout the world slowly casts its gleam across the horizon." ~President Harry Truman
At Ft Lewis, in the late 80s, we had a CSGM Kidd....Any connection?
Fellow Legionnaires, here's the info you've been waiting for! The American Legion Post 2001 is participating in the Annual Leesburg Independence Day Parade on July 4th! There's no better way to spend the morning on America's Birthday! Timeline: 0900 Park at Rally Point at Safeway Parking Lot, 437 South King Street, Leesburg 0915 Depart Rally Point for Ida Lee Park 0930 King Street Closes to Traffic 1000 Parade Starts Uniform: American Legion Cover (or similar), American Legion Polo (or Patriotic), Khaki Pants. Questions? Contact Eric Lohmann, (703) 943-6126