Above the Fold
2017 Membership now open
Remember your Legion, Sons or Aux dues must be up to date.
Come join us at Post 155 In Naples the second Thursday of the month at 7:00PM. We are looking for new members who want to join one of the fastest growing Motorcycle Originations in the country. We are just starting to lay out our rides and events schedule for 2017 and invite you to be a part of process. See Membership requirments below.
Membership as a Supporter is also open to members of the Legion Family who are not motorcycle riders but want to help us in our fund raising efforts.
The membership requirements for the American Legion Riders are very straightforward. To become a member, you must...
- Be a current member in good standing of the American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary or Sons of the American Legion;
- Be the owner of a motorcycle of at least 350cc engine displacement and must possess a valid driver's licensewith a motorcycle endorsment from your state of residence (military equivalents acceptable as well) ~or~ must be the legal spouse of an ALR member in good standing within the Chapter of application.
Growth is nothing new to The American Legion Riders. Each year the Riders have broken records for funds raised during the annual Legacy Run. That extended to last summer, when the Riders brought in more than $1.2 million for the fund that provides college scholarships for the children of parents who died while on active-duty military service on or after Sept. 11, 2001, as well as the children of post-9/11 veterans with a Department of Veterans Affairs disability rating of 50 percent or higher.
But the Riders aren’t growing just in terms of money they’ve raised. Recently, the number of American Legion Rider chapters hit 2,000 nationwide. Since March 31 alone, 115 chapters have been formed – an average of more than 40 a month. The Riders continue to be the fastest-growing program in The American Legion.
American Legion Riders programs are organized by chapters, districts, or departments. They 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.
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