The American Legion Post 175, Inc. Mechanicsville

Legion Riders

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See Below for the Calendar of Events 


Today over 425 American Legion Riders programs, organized by chapters, districts, or departments, support Americanism and Children and Youth programs in virtually every state in the nation, and more are organizing each month. One of the fastest growing and most highly visible of the many programs offered by The American Legion, The American Legion Riders are a very diverse group, and so are the programs that they support. What do American Legion Riders do? The activities are far too many to mention in this space, but here are a few examples:


American Legion Riders chapters and districts, nationally have become some of the most generous donors for the American Legacy Scholarship Fund, raising as much as $5,000 or more in a single event.

Legion Riders participate in the annual POW/MIA Rally held each Memorial weekend in Washington D.C. known as "Rolling Thunder".

Legion Riders sponsor or participate in local and national charity events in support of the sponsoring American Legion Post.

Legion Riders ride to raise money for such organizations as local VA Hospitals, Battered Women and Children's Centers, Varied Children and Youth Programs, a School for Blind Children, Veterans Relief, Needy Families and many, many others.

Legion Riders founded a national movement called “Patriot Guard” (www.patriotguard.org) that honors and protects the sanctity of military funerals and memorial services.

Legion Riders have formed special motorcycle Honor Guards and ceremonial teams highlighting the special bonds formed in military service and the motorcycling community.

Legion Riders have also begun to teach motorcycle and driver safety in the community and in schools in co-operation with ABATE and other national motorcycling organizations.

Remember: American Legion Riders are a very dedicated group of Legion Family members. When your Post or district sponsors a new Riders organization, you create a win/win situation for your Post, District, and Department!

Click on http://www.legion.org for online details.

Upcoming Events 
 

This coming Monday morning, August 17, 2020 at 1100 hours.  Congressman Rob Whitman, from the First Congressional  District will be at Battlefield Post 9808 for a Bronze Star Award presentation, to be presented to William Cline,  William is a veterans of the Vietnam War. I don't know the details of this late award.. Come if you are able.  Cassie will be serving lunch after the award.  Should be awesome  American Legion Riders, please wear your AL Riders Uniform

Ray Bassetti

9808 Riders. .  

2019 Legacy Run Presentation Ride

 

This ride was to deliver to the National Legacy Run, a $30,000 check that represented the funds raised by

the Legion Riders Chapters in Virginia, to fund Legacy Scholarships for children of Veterans who lost their

 lives in service to our Country Post 9/11, or are at least 50% disabled, Post 9/11.  This ride took us to

 Jonesville, VA, way down in the Western Corner of Virginia to meet up with the National Legacy Run.

Following are a couple photos taken in Jonesville, VA


Post 175 Members From L to R, Bob Marsland, Tom Esker, and Dan Ossa with the $30,000 Check


The Virginia Legion Riders Contingent


Legacy Run Cake at Jonesville, VA with Jack Moar on the left (Post 176 Springfield, VA) and our own Dan Ossa on the Right