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The American Legion Legacy Run

Indianapolis - Louisville
August 18-23, 2009

Riding for the children of fallen heroes.

An online gathering of American Legion Riders and others interested in the annual American Legion Legacy Run. Click on the "Post a Comment" link following the articles below and join in the discussion!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Share a room/Share a Ride!


Anyone who has a room for the Legacy Run, but is interested in sharing the space and splitting the cost, can use this post to list your name and contact information. Be clear about what nights and locations you can share!

Likewise, some of you who haven't yet gotten a room might also leave your name and contact information!

OR, link up here with riders from your part of the United States for a possible joint ride on the way to Indianapolis or back from Phoenix.

To see the offers, simply click on the "comments" below this blog.


Tuesday, July 22, 2008

American Legion "Tribute to Service" Sunday, Aug 24.

As you make plans for your upcoming trip to The American Legion National Convention in Phoenix, be sure to set aside the afternoon of Sunday, August 24th for a new, patriotic, exciting event! The addition to this year’s convention is The American Legion Family’s Tribute to Service. This spectacle of patriotism will feature performances by Country Music Artist Michael Peterson and the U.S. Marine Corps’ famous Silent Drill Platoon. The Tribute to Service will honor military families in attendance and host a group military enlistment and reenlistment ceremony. Small delegations from The American Legion’s 55 departments will march into the US Airways Center in downtown Phoenix to kick-off the event which will include National Commander Marty Conatser, American Legion Auxiliary National President Jan Pulvermacher-Ryan and Sons of the American Legion National Commander Raymond P Giehll Jr. Spirit of Service Award winners and Youth Champions will also be in attendance. Peterson’s hits include “Drink Swear Steal & Lie” and “From Here to Eternity.” He has raised thousands of dollars for the American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund by donating proceeds from his DVD titled “It’s Who We Are.” “The Tempations Review” will also entertain the audience, courtesy of the Casino Arizona. The Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon is based at the historic Marine Barracks in Washington, D.C. Members of the platoon are handpicked from all over the Marine Corps, based on the ability to carry out precisely orchestrated rifle drills with no verbal instructions whatsoever. It is a truly impressive performance to watch, featuring rifles with bayonets soaring high into the air between Marines. The award-winning Joliet American Legion Band will also be performing at the event. Since 1946, the band has emulated the precise disciplined tradition of John Philip Sousa before loyal audiences, which have included seven U.S. presidents. The Tribute to Service starts at 4 p.m. Admission is free to all registered American Legion Convention attendees, including Auxiliary and Sons Of The American Legion. Shuttles will also be provided at no cost to the departments or attendees.

Monday, July 21, 2008

The American Legion on


take a look at the myspace page.. I featured Legacy run 2008 video on the page… can you put it out to the legion riders that if they have a myspace page, then please add TAL national hq as their friend…

I know there is a lot of legion riders on myspace, we need them to get some momentum behind this thing…



Thursday, July 17, 2008

American Legion Post 356 prepares for Legacy Run

Mike and I are busy again raising money for this year's Legacy Run. So far we have cooked Chicken Fried Steak, cooked Burgers & Dogs at our Rider's Poker Run, and are selling booze basket tickets. We've gotten donations from members at the Post for the Legacy Cards, some have given us money as pledges per mile and some have just plain donated! In all, we have personally raised over $800.00 and hope to make it $1,000.00. I sent out Corporate Sponsorship letters today and hope that will generate some more.

This will be our 3rd Legacy Run and can't wait to see everyone in Indy. Mike is going to be Road Captain of Group II (again!) and we can't wait to ride with Big Dave, Jeff, Pops, Ed, Bad Bob, and others.

Welcome to anyone riding this year for the first time. You will have a blast and it is for such a great cause. This picture is Mike & I in Apalachicola with 189 bikes at the Three Servicemen Statue Dedication.

Flamingo Tina signing off from Panama City, FL

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Texas: City and County Issue Proclamations for "American Legion Legacy Day"

The Bexar County Commissioners Court (Texas) proclaimed August 2, 2008 American Legion Legacy Day in San Antonio. The city has done one too! The Converse 593 Riders set up a “Community Leaders Advisory Committee” and recruited former San Antonio Mayor Howard Peak to help. Mayor Peak set up the proclamations. The Riders are also working with the new District Commander to get the other posts in the area involved. The Riders, District Commander and Post 2 Commander attended the Proclamation Presentation at Commissioners Court. The presentation got a little press coverage locally.

On American Legion Legacy Day, the Riders are setting up donation collection points around the city, including Legion Posts and at least one Motorcycle Dealership (Alamo Cycle Plex). The Riders will host an American Legion Legacy Day Dinner that evening. They wanted to expand ticket sales beyond the capacity of Post 593, so they partnered with Post #2 and will hold the Dinner at that location. They expect 200 to attend. They also recruited “The Roadhouse” as a sponsor, they are donating the food.

Also, the 593 Riders held their annual “Legacy Run” this past weekend and had over 100 participants.

Just thought you would like a little news from South Texas./tj

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Announcing "The American Legion Legacy Run" Forum.

Welcome to The American Legion Legacy Run blogsite and discussion forum. Many of the Legacy Run veterans, new riders, and Legion family volunteers interested in learning more about The American Legion Legacy Run should visit this site often--it is interactive and safe, and will allow you to share your comments with all visitors to the forum.

The forum also welcomes open discussion. Give us your thoughts about The American Legion Legacy Scholarship and the Legacy Run itself. Share your stories of previous runs to Salt Lake City and Reno. Tell us about your chapters' own upcoming American Legion Rider events and fundraisers connected with the Legacy Scholarship, and your Rider's goals for 2008.

(Bill Sloan, site moderator)