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

Larry E. Bennett Post 255

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PRESIDENT

PAUL "ROADBLOCK" PATRICIO

April weather made riding very nice and as such the riders were able to get out and put some miles on our bikes. We participated in numerous events throughout southern California including events at 149, 262, 416, 434, 460, and of course our usual PGR missions.

Also special this month was the annual ALR State Convention held in Hollister hosted by Post 69. The weather was beautiful and except for the millions of bugs plastered all over our bikes we had a great time.   Thanks to my VP, Capt Bill and my Treasurer, Paul “Doc” Robinson for taking the time to make the convention and be delegates with me…   We got to see old friends while taking care of business as American Legion Riders… 

            The riders did have some sad news this month, one of our brother riders from ALR 848 in San Jacinto passed away while riding home. You will be missed Too Tall….

            We are working at trying to recruit new members, if you know anyone who may be interested, please have them talk to one of the Chapter 255 Riders.

            Our QM has received a new order of shirts, both men’s and women’s and they are in the display case ready to be sold.  Ask one of our outstanding bartenders or one of the Riders when you are ready to purchase some.  We are slowly cleaning out our old inventory of riders gear and have discounted the price of the older merchandise. If you have any suggestions on what you would like to see us order, please let our QM, Bill Moss know.  You can leave a note in the display case, please make sure you put your name and contact info on the note… 

 

Upcoming Events:

06 May – ALR 262 (Fontana) Biker Rodeo

06 May – ALR 200 (Lake Elsinore) & ALR 595 (Perris) Joint Poker Run

07 May – ALR 461 (Encinitas) Riders Breakfast

12, 13, & 14 May – Fallen Hero Cart Escort

13 May – ALR 434 Riders Burgers & Dogs

Get in line with the modern era; we have a Riders Group page on Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/groups/alr255/

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?”

*** 2017 RIDERS POKER RUN pictures are now on this web site. Click on "PHOTO GALLERY",  find and click on "2017 Riders Poker Run".

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ABOUT THE 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 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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