The Artwork of
Henry E. Kidd

Fine Virginia Artist
& Author


War Between the States

War Between the States B&W Drawings





Virginia Joint House & Senate Resolution



Commending Henry E. Kidd.

Agreed to by the House of Delegates, February 18, 2005
Agreed to by the Senate, February 24, 2005

WHEREAS, Henry E. Kidd, a prominent Colonial Heights artist, inspired by the tragic events of
September 11, 2001, created a memorial piece of artwork that would honor those who gave their lives
and comfort those who survived; and

WHEREAS, not only did Henry Kidd create the artwork, entitled "America's Heroes," he personally
delivered 207 framed prints to New York City and Virginia fire and police stations; and

WHEREAS, Henry Kidd and Thomas Herman of Chesterfield made bimonthly trips to New York,
visiting with firefighters and police officers, and presenting the framed prints, the cost of which has
been borne by Henry Kidd, Thomas Herman, individual donors, and corporations; and

WHEREAS, Henry Kidd expects to deliver a total of 400 framed prints to fire and police stations in
New York, Northern Virginia, and Pennsylvania; and

WHEREAS, Henry Kidd donated tens of thousands of dollars, raised from the sale of prints of
"America's Heroes" to the public, to the victims of September 11, 2001, and their families; and

WHEREAS, "America's Heroes" contains multiple images, many of them symbolic of some aspect of
American life; and

WHEREAS, the artwork represents all aspects of September 11, 2001, with images of a New York
City firefighter and police officer superimposed on a background of the World Trade Center, the
Pentagon, the New York skyline, and the American flag, with the Statue of Liberty and an American
family in the foreground; and

WHEREAS, Henry Kidd, a lifelong resident of Colonial Heights, is a graduate of Virginia State
University and a longtime employee of Philip Morris, USA; and

WHEREAS, Henry Kidd garnered national recognition for his art, much of it inspired by American
history, his other great interest; and

WHEREAS, Henry Kidd created patriotic artwork to help his fellow Americans during Operation
Desert Storm, creating "Our Hearts Are With You" to honor American forces in the first Gulf War and
working with the American Red Cross to raise funds for American military personnel and their families;

WHEREAS, Henry Kidd once again combined his love of American history, his patriotism, and his
artistic talents to pay personal tribute to America's heroes; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, the Senate concurring, That the General Assembly hereby
commend Henry E. Kidd for his outstanding generosity in honoring the victims of the September 11,
2001, terrorist attacks and thank Thomas Herman for donating his time and resources to help Henry
Kidd deliver the framed prints to the fire and police stations affected by these violent acts; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution
for presentation to Henry E. Kidd and Thomas Herman as an expression of the admiration and gratitude
of the General Assembly.

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