Al Riders Post 256
Events and Participation of 2015 Activities
Present when 'Honor Air' veterans came 'Home' at airport at least twice
Funerals - Supported other Posts or Veteran Orgabnizations during the year at least 4 times.
Attended Mid-Winter Conference of the American Legion
Supported 'Rolling Thunder' Chapter 3 by attending Annual Fund Raiser in Knoxville area
Supported Post 2 and ROTC of U of T at their annual MMMM in Gatlinburg honors Gold Star Families of all Conflicts but with 'Operation Freedom' roots
Supported RFTW Central Route as spectators waving flags as they approached Knoxville area
Supported RFTW Southern Route the same way and as participants from Chattanooga to DC
Supported Smokies 'Salute to Heroes' for Gold and Blue Star Families along for Veterans
Supported the Knoxville 'Veteran Day Parade' as participants
Supported the 'Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home' at airport
Supported the 'Wreathes Across America' for Veterans gravesite both on arrival and laying wreathes on the graves at National Cemetery
Supported Legacy Fund of the American Legion with a donation
Support and Transported 'Remember Our Fallen' display in East TN
Post Riders also belong to other Veteran support organizations in East TN
Post 256 Legion Riders
(L to R): Richard Gruber, Will Wright, Vic Vickery, Bill Strange holding the Post 256 charter of Legion Riders.
If you are a Veteran and motercycle enthusiast and would like to learn more about continuing your service and supporting your local community as an American Legionnaire/Rider with Post 256 contact anyone of these Legion Rider Officers:
LEGION RIDER DIRECTOR
James Warner, 865-856-6344, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 or For more information click on the logos.