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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!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

And so it begins...

Mike and Tina Kirchof departed Panama City, FL this morning to begin our trek to Indianapolis. We left at 6:00 am and had a great ride up through Florida into Alabama. We hit fog in the low areas but it was blessedly cool!

We made it through Tennessee and into Kentucky before stopping for the night. We will get to Ohio tomorrow to pick up our friend (Dennis) who will be Mike's sweep in our group.

The VFW in Port St Joe donated $500.00 just as we were leaving so we have more money! The St. Andrews Bay Civic Club gave $500.00 and the Det at Tyndall (Red Horse Squadron) cooked burgers and made $447. In all we have $1,447.00 with us to deliver for the Legacy Scholarship Fund.

It would be great to be able to see all the different groups from the air getting ready to converge on Indianapolis (or other points along the route). This is always a time when old friends get back together and ride for a great cause. It is always with great pride that we ride North to gather and ride as a group - American Legion Riders one and all.

Ride safe, everyone and we'll see you on the road!

Signing off: Flamingo Tina

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Steve Batts International Brotherhood of Electrical workers(42 years member Lineman local 304 Topeka Ks)left Post# 20 Coffeyville KS Aug 11, for the first stop National. Left the funds raised in the capable hands of Bill Sloan and headed for Washing DC to shake the AFL/CIO big wigs lose of those fat wallets. Will Join back up in Font Royal. Any Lineman on this run look me up then and say hello. OK you narrowbacks can say hello also. Getting to old for these 600 mile days.