The American Legion Riders
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 Center, 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
Legion Riders have also begun to teach motorcycle and driver safety in the community and in schools in cooperation 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!
If you own a motorcycle and would be interested in helping to charter a Legion Riders Chapter in Naugatuck please contact:
John DeBisschop at (203)725-5005.
Click on http://www.legion.org for online details.