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

Larry E. Bennett Post 255





Hello Riders,

First off on Thursday June 20 the installation of Officers took place at the Post Meeting. Here are some photos of that event.



In other news, the 255 Riders picked up a few raffle prizes at Chapter 460 Poker run last week-end.

Events coming up in July,

416 Breakfast

When Sun, July 7, 10:00am – 12:30pm

Where American Legion Post 416 Encinitas 210 W. F St


262 LSR Fundraiser Horseshoe Tournament

When Sat, July 13, 9am – 2pm

Where 600 Jackson Street, Colton CA 92324 


Area 5 Chula Vista Veterans Home Ice Cream Social

When Sat, July 20, 11am – 1pm

Where Veterans Home of CA Chula Vista, 700 E Naples Ct, Chula Vista, CA


Area 5 Presidents' Meeting

When Sat, July 27, 10:30am – 12:30pm

Where American Legion Post 716, 3252 Florista St, Los Alamitos, CA 90720


Post Members and Riders if there is any information you would like to be put out at the Area 5 Riders meeting please contact me

I would also take this time to wish everyone a Happy 4th of July. Whatever you do on our nation Birthday be safe out there. Especially if you are on two wheels.

That’s it for now.

Until next ride safe.

As always check the ALR DOC Calendar for all the events going in Area 5.

Riders and Drivers remember Law Enforcement will be out on the roads in force this Memorial Day weekend.

Be safe keep your eyes on the road, was that text message worth someone’s life?????

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?

Pictures of the 2018 Poker Run are now on the Post 255 web site,





            Commander Paul Patricio has Post 255 100 Year Commemorative Coins for sale. His contacts information is on Page one of this newsletter if you are interested in purchasing a coin. Supply is limited.


Please remember that it is EVERY member’s responsibility to ensure that all guests are properly signed in when visiting the Post.   This includes sitting at the canteen, coming in for a party or attending one of the Post meals.  The Sponsor is responsible for the guest and when the sponsor leaves so must the guest.

As members we need to sign in our guests and we need to help the bartenders ensure that guests are accounted for.   Remember the Post is NOT just a canteen but rather we are Veteran’s Service Organization for Members and their guests.

I appreciate your support

Paul “RoadBlock” Patricio

Commander, Post 255



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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