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35 E. 18th Street, National City, California 91950

Larry E. Bennett Post 255





Starting off the Area 5 President’s Meeting was last week-end in Palms Springs. Our Chapter Members who attended Angel & Carol, Bill & Maria and Robert. After the meeting there was good food and a great band was playing. The next President’s Meeting in February will be hosted by Chapter 434 in Chula Vista.



Moving on.

With great sadness I have to report that our Chapter Sergeant at Arms Vaughn Wilkinson passed away last Monday October 15. There is no firm date for the internment or celebration of life. Let’s all keep TerryLee in our thoughts and prayers.

On a lighter note the Early Bird Dinner is set for Sunday November 40th 1600 to 1900.


Other events coming up

The San Diego Veterans Day Parade

Saturday November 10th 0800 to 1200

434 Chula Vista Starlight Parade

Sat, December 1, 4pm – 9pm

American Legion Post 434, 47 5th Ave, Chula Vista, CA 91910, USA

For more information check the ALRDOC Area 5 Calendar

Until next time ride safe.

A word to the wise, both the TV news and the Union Tribune have but out stories about the CHP are stepping up enforce on motorcycles because of all of the recent accidents and fatalities.

The display case at our Post has items for ladies and men. Just see your friendly bartender. We have a great selection of  shirts available, it’s like “I don’t know what to wear?”, these are good to go anytime, anywhere!!

Get in line with the modern era; we have a Riders Group page on Facebook-

If any Post member knows anyone that rides or is interested in riding, please contact any ALR member to get more information.

                The Rider Chapter continues to support the Patriot Guard Missions (PGM) with escort service from the airport or funeral homes to their final resting place out of Honor and Respect for the Fallen. “We Still Stand for Those Who Stood for Us”. . There is now a video on U-Tube under the title of “Patriot Guard Riders – Who are they?”

Never forget and always remember our POW/MIA’s……. there is hope!

Until next month, “Share the Road”!! “PSST, are you looking out for motorcycles?



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” ( 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 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!


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