Important Reminder: Hillside Elementary School Veterans’ Day Performances

Fellow Legionnaires,

November 11th is fast approaching, and I am asking if we can get an estimate of how many of you will be able to attend one (or both) of the performances.

They are at 0900 and 1830; the address of the school is:

43000 Ellzey Dr, Ashburn, VA 20148

It is important that we get a headcount of those who plan to attend (include spouses, children, grandchildren). American Legion Post 2001 has been invited as a special guest by Jessica Blood, the school’s Music Educator. This program has normally been attended by parents and other relatives of the kids at the school. Some of those relatives are of course veterans.

Last year we were fortunate to have been given a special invitation by Ms. Blood, whose father is a veteran; she is a dedicated teacher, and an avid supporter of veterans and the American Legion.

She has been thoughtful and kind enough to invite us again this year. She wants to know how many to expect, so she can make sure there is adequate seating for us. See the text of the email I received from her yesterday.


Hi Tony,

I hope all is well with you and your family. Do you have an estimate of how many members of the post will be attending our Veterans Day programs next week? I would like to ensure that we have enough seats reserved for all of our veterans.

Thank you,

Jessica M. Blood
Music Educator
Hillside Elementary


I told her I would provide an estimate by midday tomorrow.

Please let me know if you and any of your family members plan to attend. Even if you are unsure, that is OK. Just let me know of your intentions, so I can tell Jessica what to expect.

P.S. If you do attend, I can assure you that you will enjoy it!

Thank you,

Tony Gallardo

Honor Flight arrival at Dulles Airport, Saturday, November 7th at 9:15 AM

Fellow Legionnaires, this is a notice to those who may be interested; an Honor Flight will be arriving at Dulles Airport this Saturday, November 7th at 9:15 AM.

Nate George will be attending with his son. I will also be there, as will my granddaughter’s Girl Scout Troop.

For more information, this is the link to the Honor Flight schedule.

We hope to see some of you there.

Thank you,

Tony Gallardo ‚Äč