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Legion Rider's nostalgic journey one for the history books

Legion Rider's nostalgic journey one for the history books

A Marine Corps veteran's remarkable, bittersweet cross-country motorcycle ride concluded in the natio'ns capital - just in time for Memorial Day obeservances.

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Legion places wreath at original Tomb of Unknown Soldier

Legion places wreath at original Tomb of Unknown Soldier

Four Legionnaires, including a World War II veteran, placed the wreath near Lee Mansion at Arlington National Cemetery.

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'Spirit of 45' rides into Indianapolis

'Spirit of 45' rides into Indianapolis

Dr. Bruce Heilman, 88, made a stop on his 6,000-mile motorcycle ride to lay a wreath with other Okinawa veterans at city's World War II memorial.

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Man, dog 'scoot' across America for Legacy Fund

Man, dog 'scoot' across America for Legacy Fund

Adam Sandoval and canine pal 'Scooter' raise scholarship money for children of slain servicemembers on record-breaking motorcycle run.

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Riders laying wreath at Civil War monument

Riders laying wreath at Civil War monument

On May 23, American Legion Riders will conduct a formal wreath-laying at Arlington National Cemetery's Civil War Unknowns Monument.

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'The best people you're ever going to find'

'The best people you're ever going to find'

Post 392 in Panama City, Fla,, has used a mentoring approach, and the Legion Riders, to bring in dozens of active-duty military and Post-9/11 veterans.

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Riders step up to help one of their own

Riders step up to help one of their own

Two Virginia Legionnaires drove to Atlanta and then Shreveport, La., to help World War II veteran, fellow Legion Rider E. Bruce Heilman on his 6,000-mile motorcycle trek across the nation.

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Legionnaire is a 'modern-day Paul Revere'

Legionnaire is a 'modern-day Paul Revere'

88-year-old Legion Rider will travel 6,000 miles across the country on his motorcycle, sharing a message of remembrance for the 70th anniversary of World War II's end.

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Post 177 again hosting Rolling Thunder events

Post 177 again hosting Rolling Thunder events

Rides to Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery among activities planned May 22-24 around nation's capital.

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2015 Legacy Run online registration underway

2015 Legacy Run online registration underway

Registration will continue through August for motorcycle ride that raises funds for children of fallen U.S. servicemembers.

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Arizona Riders take Christmas to veterans

Arizona Riders take Christmas to veterans

Riders from multiple chapters deliver holiday cheer, stockings to residents of VA community living center, dorm.

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ALR donation makes life-changing impact

ALR donation makes life-changing impact

Chapter 60 in Logansport, Ind., still involved with homeless veterans facility after donating $3,000 to sponsor an apartment there.

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Legacy Run hits $1 million

Legacy Run hits $1 million

Ride raised more than $434,000; another $566k donated during national convention, bringing total to $1 million

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Legacy Run Day 5: End of ride brings 'mixed emotions'

Legacy Run Day 5: End of ride brings 'mixed emotions'

Legacy Run wraps up in Kings Mountain, N.C., ending another succesful fundraising effort by the Legion Riders.

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Legacy Run nets $420,000 ... so far

Legacy Run nets $420,000 ... so far

More than 270 motorcycles travel from Indianapolis to Charlotte, N.C., on American Legion Legacy Run; more donations expected during national convention.

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Legacy Run Day 4: All in the family and a very special vest

Legacy Run Day 4: All in the family and a very special vest

Legacy Run leaves North Carolina for a stop in Georgia, collecting more than $60,000 in donations along the way.

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Legacy Run Day 3: Sun, warmer temps and a new supporter

Legacy Run Day 3: Sun, warmer temps and a new supporter

The sun finally shines on Riders in North Carolina, and in Virginia, the Run makes a new friend in a legendary radio host.

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Legacy Run Day 2: 'A little bit of wet weather is nothing'

Legacy Run Day 2: 'A little bit of wet weather is nothing'

More rain slows down the Legacy Run but doesn't deter the spirit of the men and women riding in it.

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Legacy Run Day 1: 'The cause' trumps the rain

Legacy Run Day 1: 'The cause' trumps the rain

Poor weather doesn't slow down the fund-raising efforts of the Legion Riders.

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Legacy Run 2014 already off to good start

Legacy Run 2014 already off to good start

More than $121,000 raised during opening night at Post 64 in Indianapolis; ride leaves Indy at 8 a.m. this morning.

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Legacy Run GPS coordinates available to download

Legacy Run GPS coordinates available to download

Daily GPS coordinates for stops on the Legacy Run now are available to download.

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Legacy Run leaves Indianapolis Aug. 17

Legacy Run leaves Indianapolis Aug. 17

More than 600 participants have signed up for the motorcycle ride that raises funds for The American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund.

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Legacy Run rider groups now available

Legacy Run rider groups now available

Hundreds of riders will leave Indianapolis Aug. 17 and end up in Charlotte, N.C., raising funds for the Legacy Fund along the way.

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Legion posts hosting Legacy Run stops

Legion posts hosting Legacy Run stops

Several Legion posts will open their doors to the hundreds of Legacy Run participants.

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Legacy Run online registration deadline Aug. 1

Legacy Run online registration deadline Aug. 1

More than 540 participants already have signed up online for 2014 Legacy Run.

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Saving the Bladensburg Peace Cross

Saving the Bladensburg Peace Cross

An American Legion war memorial stands in danger of being removed from public land.

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Three fallen heroes' names remembered

Three fallen heroes' names remembered

An American Legion Rider carries the names of two Vietnam and one Iraq servicemember killed in action on his Run for The Wall.

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Meet the ALR Advisory Committee

Meet the ALR Advisory Committee

Committee liaisons with Internal Affairs Commission work with individual departments.

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South Carolina ALR aiming for top again

South Carolina ALR aiming for top again

More than 100 South Carolina Legionnaires participate in state's third Legacy Run.

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Legion again big part of Rolling Thunder

Legion again big part of Rolling Thunder

American Legion post in the D.C. area hosting various events during this weekend's annual Rolling Thunder ride.

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