American Legion Riders
As of November’s general membership meeting, Post 372 has voted to sponsor a Legion Riders chapter. This is an exciting addition to our post and should help drive membership as well as publicity.
Here are some excerpts from the Florida Department:
“The intent of the ALR is to use their common interests and associations to promote the aims and objectives of The American Legion as well as to enhance the public’s perception of motorcycle riders and to promote motorcycle safety and awareness.
Membership growth has increased in many posts that have supported ALR and in some cases these members now serve in leadership positions within the department.”
And a press release quote from 2015-2016 National Commander Dale Barnett:
“The American Legion Riders are some of the most charitable, caring and community-minded people you will find,” Barnett said. “The Legionnaires…are truly committed to the American Legion Legacy Scholarship which provides educational grants to children of service members who died while on active duty following 9/11 as well as children of veterans who have been assigned a disability rating by the Department of Veterans Affairs of 50 percent or greater and served after 9/11.”
Approximately 500 Legionnaires from across the United States [participated in] the 11th Annual American Legion Legacy Run. The group presented a check … to American Legion National Commander Dale Barnett that they raised….for The American Legion Legacy Scholarship, which provides college funds for the children of disabled veterans and military personnel who lost their lives on active duty on or after 9/11. The American Legion Legacy Run raised more than $1 million for the scholarships last year.
The ALR participate in group rides, cemetery escorts, Rolling Thunder, the annual Legacy Ride and many other community activities.
Membership is open to motorcycle owners that are members in good standing of The American Legion, Sons of The American Legion (SAL), or the American Legion Auxiliary.
For more information and a membership application, contact Joe Maltese at (904) 434-2901 or firstname.lastname@example.org.