At the suggestion of one of our comrades, Post 2001 has “adopted” a stretch of Claiborne Parkway just beyond Stone Bridge HS between Hay Road and Ashburn Farm Parkway (about a mile and a half). Post members and friends conduct clean-ups every quarter to keep that section of our community roadways more scenic and free of litter.
AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL
Since 2011, Post 2001 has sponsored the 19-and-under Ashburn Knights who play in the 15th and 16th Districts of the Department of Virginia. The Knights were the 2016 District 15 & 16 Champion, and — against a field of 14 other State-wide district champions — rose to a position of semi-finalist in the Department’s American Legion Baseball State Championship tournament!
American Legion Baseball enjoys a reputation as one of the most successful and tradition-rich amateur athletic leagues in the United States and abroad. Today, the program registers more than 5,400 teams in all 50 states, Canada and Puerto Rico.
BOULDER CREST RETREAT
BOULDER CREST RETREAT (BCR) for Military and Veteran Wellness in rural Bluemont, VA, located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, was founded, built and is operated on family-donated land by Ken Falke, a retired US Navy career veteran and member of Post 2001. BCR is a country sanctuary that provides free accommodations to wounded military members, veterans and their families; non-clinical, recreational and therapeutic activities; and programs aimed at assisting with physical, mental, spiritual and financial recovery for our Nation’s seriously wounded warriors and their families. It is an ideal facility where they can relax and reconnect during their recovery and rehabilitation. Post 2001 provides monetary contributions and service time commitments to this effort, as well as publicity about this extraordinary resource for veterans and families.
BOYS & GIRLS STATE
American Legion Boys State and American Legion Auxiliary Girls State are the premier programs for teaching how government works while developing leadership skills and an appreciation for our rights as citizens. Both are participatory programs in which students become part of the operation of local, county and state government, learning the rights, privileges and responsibilities of franchised citizens. The training is objective and centers on the structure of city, county and state governments. Operated by students elected to various offices, Boys and Girls State activities include legislative sessions, court proceedings, law-enforcement presentations, assemblies, bands, choruses and recreational programs. Post 2001 annually sponsors between 15 and 20 young men and women, all rising Ashburn-area high school seniors who have competed among peers to attend this week-long, prestigious summer program.
SUPPORT FOR LOCAL VETERANS & THEIR FAMILIES
Post 2001 assists local veterans and their families in navigating the Veterans’ Benefits process, and with support in times of emergency. If you know of a vet or family member who needs help, please send us a message through our “Contact Us” page on this website. Post 2001 officers regularly meet with other Veterans Service Organizations
and dedicated veteran-welfare non-profits through our membership in the Loudoun County chapter of the “Serving Together” organization. At this link is a comprehensive list of resources for Veterans: Veterans Websites
HONOR FLIGHT NETWORK
The mission of Honor Flight is to transport America’s WWII, Korean War and Viet-Nam War veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit those memorials dedicated to honor their service and sacrifices. For many this is their first, and likely last, trip to see the Nation’s monuments dedicated to them and their comrades. Post 2001 members support the efforts of the Honor Flight Network and often assemble to greet veterans as they arrive at Dulles Airport to begin their visit to our Nation’s Capitol.
CUB SCOUT PACK 1500, BSA
A recent addition to our Post’s growing list of community involvements is our sponsoring of this 120 member strong Cub Pack that is led by one of our Post comrades with the help of other Post comrades. We include the Cubs in as many Post activities as are feasible including marching with us in the Leesburg Fourth of July Parade, being the color guard at our Knights Baseball home games, and helping at the annual Loudoun County Salute to Military, Veterans and Families.