AMERICAN LEGION HISTORY
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.
Today, over 14,000 Legion posts represent 2.4 million members in the U.S. & worldwide. For nearly 100 years, the Legion has influenced social change in America, secured hundreds of benefits for veterans and produced many important programs for America’s youth.
POST 2001 HISTORY AND MISSION
The Leonard W. Kidd Memorial Post 2001, founded in 2000, was named in honor of Leonard Whitley Kidd, 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.
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 Wounded Veterans located in Loudoun County in Bluemont, Virginia.
POST 2001 HISTORY BOOK (2013-2014)