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Department of California American Legion Riders
District 29 American Legion Rider Chapters
Chapter 132, Orange
Chapter 133, Huntington Beach
Chapter 281, Laguna Niguel
Chapter 354, Buena Park
Chapter 555, Midway City
Chapter 716, Los Alamitos
California Legacy Run - has been rescehduled to August 28.
American Legion Riders chapters are well known for their charitable work, which has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for local children's hospitals, schools, veterans homes, severely wounded servicemembers and scholarships.
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.
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 centers, varied children and youth programs, a school for blind children, veterans relief, and 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 co-operation with ABATE and other national motorcycling organizations.
Remember: American Legion Riders are a very dedicated group of Legion family members.
The American Legion wants to ensure higher education is a possibility for children whose parents lost their lives while serving our country. Beginning with the 2017 award year, The American Legion expanded the scholarship to include children of VA-rated, post-9/11 veterans with a combined disability rating of 50 percent or higher. The American Legion and the Legion Riders offer support through the Legacy Scholarship Fund.