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.
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 Events: Dennis Kellen Sergeant-at-Arms: Vito Ferrero Senior Veteran Service Officer: Joe Scalione Veteran Service Officer: Scott Morse
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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.

Mission: 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.

I wanted to share a “good news story” with you all regarding a recent superlative team effort to support one of our loca...
02/12/2020

I wanted to share a “good news story” with you all regarding a recent superlative team effort to support one of our local disabled Vietnam Era Veterans.

We have been working with this disabled Veteran on a number of fronts over the past 2 years including; weekly grocery store runs, periodic financial assistance, transportation to the VA MEDCEN, getting him a new cat, acquiring a new prosthetic device, providing maid service, getting his laundry done, and lastly, and perhaps most importantly, getting him moved from his rather run down 2nd floor apartment in Leesburg, VA to new digs in Sterling, VA

Well during the past month the "planets aligned" for our Veteran as our Loudoun Veterans organizations and Loudoun County Government Adult Services came through to provide essential and welcomed support for our Veteran. First, Loudoun County Adult Services successfully identified a brand new 1st floor apartment for our Veteran in Sterling and facilitated his acceptance and processing by the apartment complex. Getting him into a 1st floor apartment will enable him to get “out and about” and reduce his feeling of isolation. This past weekend, Loudoun County Marine Corps League Detachment 1205 in Purcellville planned and executed a successful movement of our Veteran, his feline companion and his household goods, to the new apartment. MCL 1205 has truly gone above and beyond over the past 2 years in caring for our former U.S. Navy Corpsman. Additionally, VFW Post 1177 in Leesburg graciously agreed to support our Veteran by paying for his security deposit at the new apartment facility. This donation made it possible for our Veteran, who lives on a meager income, to acquire his new apartment. Lastly, Leonard W. Kidd Memorial American Legion Post 2001 in Ashburn, VA donated a battery operated scooter for our Veteran and successfully delivered it on Monday, February 10. AL 2001 led the away here and this scooter will give our Veteran added mobility to get “out and about.” It will not only enable him in a practical sense but will also serve to reduce his feelings of isolation as he can now get out and interact with his neighbors and community.

So as you can see, this was truly a team effort for all of us, spanning across multiple Loudoun County non-profit veteran organizations as well as local Loudoun County Government. Needless saying our Veteran was incredibly thankful and he extends his many thanks to all involved in this effort.

Scott Morse, Commander, American Legion Post 2001
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#VietnamEraVeteran

14th Air Force Redesignated as Space Operations CommandDec. 30, 2019 | By Amy McCulloughAir Force Secretary Barbara Barr...
01/02/2020
14th Air Force Redesignated as Space Operations Command - Air Force Magazine

14th Air Force Redesignated as Space Operations Command
Dec. 30, 2019 | By Amy McCullough

Air Force Secretary Barbara Barrett redesignated 14th Air Force as Space Operations Command following the Dec. 20 establishment of US Space Force as the sixth military service.

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#14thAirForce

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Air Force Secretary Barbara Barrett redesignated 14th Air Force as Space Operations Command following the establishment of US Space Force.

Act now and prevent veteran suicide.  Start the New Year 2020 on the right track.  Are you a veteran in crisis or know o...
01/01/2020

Act now and prevent veteran suicide. Start the New Year 2020 on the right track. Are you a veteran in crisis or know one who is? Call 1-800-273-8255 (x1)x text 838255.
#SupportVeterans

On behalf of American Legion Post 2001 officers and members, may the New Year bring you happiness, peace, and prosperity...
12/31/2019

On behalf of American Legion Post 2001 officers and members, may the New Year bring you happiness, peace, and prosperity. Wishing you a joyous 2020!

#NewYear2020

Commander Scott Morse and Executive Committee

Raleigh native, 1st female member of American Legion celebrates 100th birthday#FirstFemaleAmericanLegionnaire
12/29/2019
Raleigh native, 1st female member of American Legion celebrates 100th birthday

Raleigh native, 1st female member of American Legion celebrates 100th birthday
#FirstFemaleAmericanLegionnaire

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN)– The first female member of the American Legion is celebrating her 100th birthday this week. Anne Capucille is a Raleigh native. She fought in Pearl Harbor and worked her…

On behalf of the officers and staff I would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Happy Holidays t...
12/25/2019

On behalf of the officers and staff I would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Happy Holidays to you and your families. May 2020 bring joy and happiness to you all.

Commander Scott Morse

Wreaths Across America - Official Page
12/14/2019

Wreaths Across America - Official Page

Where are you honoring veterans and playing a part today? #PlayAPart2019

Comrades, families, friends and supporters of Ashburn American Legion Post 2001 celebrated their holiday tonight at Ashb...
12/12/2019

Comrades, families, friends and supporters of Ashburn American Legion Post 2001 celebrated their holiday tonight at Ashburn Fire and Rescue, in Ashburn, Virginia.

#HappyHolidays
#ServiceAboveSelf
#SupportingOurMilitaryAndVeterans

Pearl Harbor Remembrance DayDecember 7, 1941 marks the day that the Empire of Japan attacked the U.S. Army and Navy in P...
12/07/2019

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

December 7, 1941 marks the day that the Empire of Japan attacked the U.S. Army and Navy in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The attack at the base also officially marked U.S. involvement in World War II. Today, December 7th is known as Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, as Americans remember the thousands of soldiers killed and injured during that day.

Until September 11, 2001, the events at Pearl Harbor were the deadliest attack on American soil. At least 2,400 people lost their lives, and over 1,000 were wounded. While most of the deaths and injuries were related to the sinking of naval ships, other soldiers lost their lives in airplanes. On top of that, civilians in the surrounding area were injured from the morning’s surprise attacks.

#PearlHarborRemembranceDay
#DayOfInfamy

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12/04/2019

Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

If you had contact with certain environmental hazards while serving in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other areas, you may have illnesses or other conditions believed to be caused by these toxic chemicals in the air, water, or soil. Find out if you can get disability compensation or benefits here ➡www.va.gov/disability/eligibility/hazardous-materials-exposure/specific-environmental-hazards/ 🇺🇸
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12/04/2019
This young Marine got cancer after serving in Iraq. His final mission: Serving others

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This young Marine got cancer after serving in Iraq. His final mission: Serving others

Marine veteran Mark Ho is facing less than five years to live, after a cancer diagnosis. His cancer is tied to his military service in Iraq. He's using his final years to help others.

Despite the odds he is up against, this Devil Dog is inspirational! He inspires me, and I hope his story inspires you too!

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#DevilDog
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Marine veteran Mark Ho is facing less than five years to live, after a cancer diagnosis. His cancer is tied to his military service in Iraq. He's using his f...

11/28/2019
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Its #WildlifeWednesday! Who’s excited? Join Kevin, Bobcat and Gabby for an exclusive watch party! Right here, right now. Only on Facebook.

Commissary, Military Service Exchange, and MWR Access Extended to More Veterans Beginning JanuaryStarting Jan. 1, 2020, ...
11/21/2019

Commissary, Military Service Exchange, and MWR Access Extended to More Veterans Beginning January

Starting Jan. 1, 2020, the Department of Defense is expanding access to military commissaries, exchanges, and morale, welfare and recreation facilities for certain Veterans and caregivers. Those eligible for access include all service-connected Veterans, Purple Heart recipients, former Prisoners of War (POW), and those approved and designated as the primary family caregivers of eligible Veterans. To acquire the in-person privileged access, all eligible Veterans must obtain a Veteran Health Identification Card (VHIC).

#CommissaryExchangeMWRAccess

https://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/67974/commissary-military-service-exchange-mwr-access-extended-veterans-beginning-january/

Once suicidal, vet runs gym providing free membership to families of fallen servicemembers
11/18/2019
Once suicidal, vet runs gym providing free membership to families of fallen servicemembers

Once suicidal, vet runs gym providing free membership to families of fallen servicemembers

A combat veteran who was once homeless and attempted suicide is now the CEO of a nationwide gym. Danny Farrar is an 8-year war veteran and has fought many demons, especially since he lost his brother and several loved ones to suicide. Now, Farrar is CEO ofSoldier Fit, a gym that has 17 locations nat...

New video series teaches Veterans how to file disability claims onlineStep-by-step instruction offers latest digital tra...
11/16/2019

New video series teaches Veterans how to file disability claims online

Step-by-step instruction offers latest digital transformation

This new self service tool dramatically simplifies the process of submitting disability claims.

The platform help Veterans provide clear and complete information which speeds up the adjudication time for Veterans to receive a claims decision.

#VADisabilityTraining

https://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/68101/new-video-series-teaches-veterans-file-disability-claims-online/

Easterseals with M&T Bank will be hosting a shopping trip on 11/18/2019 in Sterling. We are looking for more female vete...
11/13/2019

Easterseals with M&T Bank will be hosting a shopping trip on 11/18/2019 in Sterling. We are looking for more female veterans to attend. If you have any female veterans that would be interested, please have them reach out to me via email before 11/12/2019. On the flyer, it says that the veterans will be meeting at the CRRC, but if the Veteran is close to the shopping location they can meet us there.

Thank you!
Tiesa Johnson
Veteran Employment Specialist
Homeless Female Veterans and Veterans with Families
301.920.9752
[email protected]

Post 2001 Commander (Major Scott Morse, USAF, Retired) and Post 2001 Boys and Girls State Chairman (Major Dennis Kellen,...
11/13/2019

Post 2001 Commander (Major Scott Morse, USAF, Retired) and Post 2001 Boys and Girls State Chairman (Major Dennis Kellen, USA, Retired) served as the honor guard at Legacy Elementary School during their annual Veterans Day celebration on November 11, 2019.

11/12/2019

I hope everyone had an enjoyable Veterans Day weekend, taking time to celebrate with comrades, family members, friends and others. While I believe that every day should be Veterans Day, the brotherhood and sisterhood we find every Nov. 11 is truly special. Take the time to check on your buddies, family and loved ones.

Commander Post 2001

Concert at Rockridge High School!!FREEDOM ISN'T FREE - A MUSICAL JOURNEY TRIBUTE TO OUR VETERANSWhere: Rockridge High Sc...
11/12/2019

Concert at Rockridge High School!!

FREEDOM ISN'T FREE - A MUSICAL JOURNEY TRIBUTE TO OUR VETERANS

Where: Rockridge High School
43460 Loudoun Reserve Dr
Ashburn, VA 20148
United States

When:
Friday, November 15, 2019, 7pm
Saturday, November 16, 2019, 2pm

Purchase your tickets:
https://rrpa.booktix.com/

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A Must See Performance for Music Lovers, History Fans and the 99% of civilians who benefit from the service and sacrifice of our Nation's Military Troops, Veterans and their Families!

Johnny Vet: Freedom Isn’t Free is a dynamic and inspirational musical journey of the men and women who have fought the nation’s wars and how those same men and women, as veterans, have helped to shape the nation and its destiny. And for the first time ever, high school students and veterans alone are joining together to make this music and story come alive onstage!

Powerful story telling presented by the Rock Ridge Performing Arts program combined with compelling images set to musical compositions, will be performed by Rock Ridge Sings Choirs and the renowned West Point Alumni Glee Club . Together, they take the audience on a tour from the start of Johnny Vet’s journey with “the shot heard round the world” in 1775 to the present day era of the Global War on Terror.

The book written by columnist and historian Captain Douglas Cohn, USA (Ret) and Major General Alan B. Salisbury, USA (Ret) accompanies the original scores and popular songs of each era, Johnny Vet explores the true nature of these heroes in our midst: Who they are, where they come from, the burdens they carry on and off the battlefield, the unique burdens their families shoulder, particularly while they are deployed, and the issues they face when it’s time to come home and take off the uniform. The journey will also demonstrate the vast contributions these veterans and their families have made and continue to make to the nation in their civilian communities.

Johnny Vet: Freedom Isn’t Free is a production of Opus One Studios and has been funded through the generous support of our sponsors. It benefits the work of Code of Support Foundation, which, through its programs, provides critical one-on-one assistance to service members, veterans and their families who are struggling with their transition into our civilian communities.

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DISCLAIMER: This information is shared by Ashburn Legion Post 2001 for the benefit of veterans, service-members and their families. The information is provided by a third-party. Post 2001 has no direct responsibility with outside organizations.

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Veterans Day Event at J Michael Lunsford Middle.  Today’s event was a huge a success, which honored our veterans who ser...
11/12/2019

Veterans Day Event at J Michael Lunsford Middle. Today’s event was a huge a success, which honored our veterans who served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Veterans also has the opportunity to talk to the students about their service. Lunsford's faculty strongly believes that it is essential to teach students the values and morals of our service.

Comrades Eric Lohmann, Herbert Valle, and Ken James volunteered in the event.

#VeteransDay
#Honor

Veterans Day Event at J. Michael Lunsford Middle School. Today’s event was a huge a success, which honored our veterans who served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Veterans also had the opportunity to talk to the students about their service. Lunsford's faculty strongly believes that it is essential to teach students the values and morals of our service.

#VeteransDay
#Honor

Hand Salute! Attention to orders! I am proud to announce my uncle Bert received the U.S. Congressional Gold Medal this e...
11/11/2019

Hand Salute! Attention to orders!

I am proud to announce my uncle Bert received the U.S. Congressional Gold Medal this evening. My uncle is a WWII veteran who served in the U.S. Armed Forces in the Philippines. Though my uncle was not able to received the award himself, his daughter (my cousin) Veronica received the award for him at MGM National Harbor.

On the eve of Veterans Day, I am proud of our military service in the Valle family. My cousin Norbert Valle served in the U.S. Navy, my eldest brother Mario Valle served in the U.S. Army, my nephew/godson Mark Valle is currently serving in the U.S. Army, and I served in the U.S. Navy.

And it was just a couple weeks ago, I received the Distinguished Service Award (DSA) for Veteran Employee of the Year Award for 2019, by the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce.

We honor all our veterans!

#ProudMilitaryTradition
#CongressionalGoldMedal
#DistinguishedServiceAward

Hi all, in support of Veterans Day, WUSA 9 and USO-Metro will host their annual Turkeys for Troops Telethon today starti...
11/11/2019

Hi all, in support of Veterans Day, WUSA 9 and USO-Metro will host their annual Turkeys for Troops Telethon today starting at 9 am! You can also watch me and view my veterans story on Channel 9 tomorrow at 12 noon and 6 pm.

Please make a donation! Did you know that one $50 donation can provide a Thanksgiving meal for an active-duty junior enlisted military family of six!

Tune in to WUSA Channel 9 on Veterans Day, November 11, 2019 for the WUSA Turkeys for Troops Telethon! USO-Metro volunteers, sponsors and special guests will be LIVE in the studio at 9:00 a.m., Noon, and throughout the evening news.

Click here to make a donation:
https://www.classy.org/campaign/2019-turkeys-for-troops-telethon/c248059

Visit wusa9.com/turkeysfortroops for more information about the Telethon.

#TurkeysForTroops

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Post Office Box 1243
Ashburn, VA
20146

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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.

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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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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
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Boston needs 78, Miami needs 9, Houston needs 47 come on desert storm veterans we need you all to get involved! The consortium is not VA! It is funded through our efforts yearly to get funding for excellent independent medical universities! These are Dr Klimas, Dr Sullivan and Dr Lea Steele who have fought for us since we came home..they are leaders determined to get us answers and real help! Call Joy at 1-617-358-1717 to get prescreened and then they get you connected to one of three centers!
Our highest priority now is the Consortium Study! It is at three sites Boston (Dr Kimberly Sullivan) needs 86 more, Houston ( Dr Lea Steele)needs 55 , Miami Davie Florida (Dr. Klimas) needs 10. You must call Joy at 617-358-1717 to be prescreened a telephone interview questions then tell her which location! This has to get done re the recruitment now as soon as possible because the sooner we get all sites full and participation done the faster we get results published This is important ! Now it is a one visit approximately 6 hrs. And after that other visits will be scheduled. THISis for desert storm veterans deployed in theater! I have done this study in Boston and it is well worth it! These three researcher doctors have been with us since we came home and just needed our CDMRP funding for independent medical researchers, medical universities, and medical research institutes ! These are the three that mean it we will get answers what is wrong in body and find a real treatment if not a cure! If you have questions you can call me too at 303-726-0738.
Saint Matthew’s invites you to celebrate and honor those who have valiantly served our country at the 3rd Annual Veterans Day Celebration Service on Saturday, November 11th, at 11:00 am. We are excited to welcome Lt. Col. (Ret) Glenn Schiraldi Ph.D. as our guest speaker. We hope you'll help us spread the word in the community to anyone who might be interested in attending. A thanksgiving lunch with live music will follow at no charge. www.stmtts.org