(Photo by Amy C. Elliott)

Events planned for post-Legacy Run

Riders who complete the 2014 American Legion Legacy Run, Aug. 17-21, will have plenty of events to attend upon arriving in North Carolina.

A reception hosted by the Department of North Carolina and North Carolina American Legion Riders will be waiting for the ride at Kings Mountain Post 155 on Aug. 21.

The following day, Aug. 22, the National Convention Riders Meeting, open to all ALR members and interested guests, will take place at the Charlotte Convention Center, located 30 minutes from Kings Mountain. Attendees may join a group ride into Charlotte with reserved parking at the Convention Center. Riders will also receive passes to the Convention Center Vendor Exhibits floor and the Emblem Sales store.

On Aug. 23, the North Carolina American Legion Riders will lead group rides to area attractions, including short trips to Revolutionary War and Civil War battlefields, Cowpens National Park and Kings Mountain National Park. Riders also may choose to take an all-day ride to Tail of the Dragon (Deal’s Gap) in Western North Carolina/East Tennessee.

On Aug,. 24, Legion Riders will continue the tradition of leading off the National Convention Parade.

Legion Riders who don’t have a hotel room in Charlotte are advised to stay in the Kings Mountain/Shelby/Gastonia area, which is only a short distance from convention activities and Post 155.


  1. I am looking forward to ridng to NC with the American Legion Riders of Florida and attending all of the events at the Convention. This promises to be a memorable ride. Keep the rubber side down and I'll see you when we get there. For God and Country, Jax
  2. Looking forward to seeing the other Charlotte. Was great being your advance team RC in 2012. Looking forward to seeing our friends from around the country including Kansas. Thanks Kansas for the support you guys gave us with the Legacy shirts at the party. Ride Safe & often. PS- Little Bit come ride with us to Indy. Mr T Charlotte, Michigan Chairman American Legion Riders Detachment of Michigan
  3. NC welcomes all our Legion Family to our Great State. Please have lot's of fun and be safe. For God and Country, Still Riding, Still Serving.
  4. Bedford, VA is the home of the World War 2, National D-Day Memorial. Many young men from Bedford were in the 116th Infantry Regiment that landed on Omaha beach on 6 June 1944 in the first wave! 19 of those men were killed during the assault on Omaha Beach! For a village the size of Bedford it was a devastating loss, because it included most of the young men of the village. The National D-Day Memorial was placed here because, the village lost more men per capita than any other village in the US. The Memorial is run from donations only and is not something the legion members should miss! I hope we will have time to visit it!
  5. Looking forward to the History sites there in Charlotte and surrounding areas. Couldn't ask for s better opportunity to visit our Nations Historical Sites.
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