Legion Riders Monthly Meeting Information
LEGION RIDERS. The Legion Riders meet on last Wednesday of each month with the meeting starting at 1830. We would love to meet local and not so local Veterans. The Legion Riders is open to all Legion, Auxiliary, and S.A.L members.
Legion Riders Today
Currently, 106,000 American Legion Riders meet in over a thousand chapters in every domestic department and in at least three foreign countries. Riders in Iowa have formed an honor guard called The Five Star Freedom Riders. Riders in Mulvane, Kansas founded the Patriot Guard to protect the sanctity of military funerals from protesters. Riders in all states have escorted military units returning home from combat tours overseas, conducted massive cross-country fundraising events for wounded warriors from all branches of service, and have raised millions of dollars for countless local, state, and national charities.
Our mission is to promote motorcycle safety and riding enjoyment through programs and activities that are in keeping with the aims and purposes of The American Legion by supporting programs, events, charities, parades and various other ceremonies of The American Legion.
The Riders are part of many projects and events both locally, state-wide and Nationally, including:
- Several local charity events in support of local Veterans organizations, local American Legion Posts, and various local community events such as The Fallen Four Legacy Run, Sgt Kearney Memorial Motorcycle Run, and the Ride with Senator Joni Ernst to name a few.
- Nationally, Rolling Thunder is the annual POW/MIA rally in Washington D.C. on Memorial Day weekend.
- Nationally, The American Legion Legacy Run, an annual cross-country fundraising ride from National Headquarters in Indianapolis, IN to Reno, NV, which is the 2017 National Convention host city.
- Annual regional rides such as Operation Wounded Warrior, sponsored by Riders in Nevada, Texas, New Mexico, Utah, Arizona, California, and many other Western states.
- Raising money for VA hospitals, women and children centers, children and youth centers, schools, and other facilities.
- Sponsoring or participating in motorcycle runs to benefit numerous Veterans charities.
- Participating in local memorial ceremonies and community parades.
- Riding to honor fallen military men and women, and to protect the sanctity of their funerals from those who would dishonor their memory.
- Escorting military units to departure airfields and airports for combat tours overseas, and welcoming them home upon their return.
The American Legion Riders is not a motorcycle club (M/C), and does not practice M/C rules or regulations. The American Legion Riders is family-oriented, just as is its parent organization, The American Legion.