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

Larry E. Bennett Post 255






Starting off The American Legion Department of California had our Rider’s State Convection in Oceanside this last weekend.

Mick Sobczak elected as State President

Rey Ruiz elected as State Vice President

Gene Hobdy elected as Area 5 Vice President

Ray Ficek elected as Assistant Area 5 Vice President

The  Convection was going along without a hitch until a fire broke out the a utility closet, the fire was put out by one of the Riders, however we all were evacuated from the building awaiting clearance for the Oceanside Fire Department.


April 29, 2018 – ALR Chapter 460 Breakfast 0900 - 1200

American Legion Post 460

7815 Armour St. San Diego, CA.


San Diego Police Officers Association

Ride to Remember

Saturday April 28th start at 07:30

8388 Vickers St. San Diego CA.


Events in May

May 4th Post 731 Linda Vista is having their Enchilada Night Dinner


May 4th Post 255 National City is having their Friday Night Fish Fry


May 19th Post 364 Santee Riders are having their 1st Porker run.


May 26th Post 434 Chula Vista Riders are having their Burgers & Dogs 11:00 to 14:00


May 27th Post 354 Buena Park Riders are having their Burgers & Dogs 10:30 to 14:30


As you can see by this list of events there is a lot to do.

Ride safe and I will see you out there.

The display case at our Post has new 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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