Fort Dearborn Post 364
The American Legion Riders
Meeting's every 4th Monday at 7 PM.
Director: Phil Smith
Asst. Director: Chris Phillips, Sr.
Finance Officer: Jim Pipitone
Judge Advocate: Frank Pelaccio
Sergeant-at-Arms: Nick Duncan (Grinder)
Secretary: Nadine Koenig
Chaplain: Tom Meehan
Run Coordinator: Nick Duncan (Grinder)
Membership: Mike Buda
Historian: Gary Pichini (Grizz)
Store Keeper: Roy Koenig (Skyking)
Past Director: John Stankey
Quote Of The Moment...
Riding faster than everyone else only guarantees you'll ride alone.
A $50,000 head needs a $50,000 helmet. A $10 Head.....
One of the fastest growing and most highly visible of the many programs offered by the American Legion is the American Leigon Riders. Today there are over 1,000 American Leigon Riders programs. They are orginized by chapters, districts or departments. They support Americanism, children and youth programs. The American Leigon Riders can be found in almost every state. More American Leigon Riders programs are organiizing each month. They are a very diverse group, and so are the programs that they support. Here are just a few examples of what American Leigon Riders do:
American Legion Riders chapters and districts, nationally, have become some of the most generous donors for the American Legacy Scholarship Fund.
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, Schools for Blind Children, Veterans Relief, Needy families and many, many others.
Legion Riders participate in the annual POW/MIA Rally held each Memorial weekend in Washington D.C. known as "Rolling Thunder".
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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