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New York Riders ready for Legacy Run

New York Riders ready for Legacy Run

Post 1451 American Legion Riders in Wheatfield, N.Y., have several activities scheduled for days leading up to National Commander’s Ride.

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Rolling Thunder: An emotional journey

Rolling Thunder: An emotional journey

Rolling Thunder riders travel to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall.

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Rolling Thunder rumblings get louder

Rolling Thunder rumblings get louder

Riders gathered in the parking lot of Legion Post 177 in Fairfax, Va., for the 25th annual Rolling Thunder "Run to the Wall."

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Legion Riders geared for Rolling Thunder run

ALR participating in ‘Run to the Wall’ for the first time as a group.

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South Carolina conducts state Legacy Run

South Carolina conducts state Legacy Run

Department’s 612-mile ride brings in more than $10,000 for American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund.

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National Legion Riders Facebook page debuts

National Legion Riders Facebook page debuts

New page geared to bringing national ALR community together, as well as to provide information from national organization.

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Photo by Noel St. John

Rolling Thunder: A Quarter Century of Thunder

A feisty group of veterans known for their antics in Washington spawned what has become the nation’s largest event to honor POWs and MIAs.

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Past National Commander Robert Spanogle and former executive director John Sommer, above, encouraged the Legion to sponsor the 25th anniversary of Rolling Thunder.

Rolling Thunder: Running partners

American Legion Riders to posse up for Run to the Wall

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Dar Holdsworth of Brass Ball Bobbers (aka Darwin Motorcycles) volunteered to build a custom bike to represent the Navy. Photo courtesy Dar Holdsworth

Rolling Thunder: Good Medicine

Custom bikes, each with a story, to be seen at Rolling Thunder before tour

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Legacy Run registration underway

Legacy Run registration underway

The 2012 American Legion Legacy Run Home will begin in New York, home state of National Commander Fang Wong, and finish up in Indianapolis. A three-day expo will follow.

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Legion Rider chapter locator now available

Legion Rider chapter locator now available

Tool allows users to find posts by city, state and ZIP code.

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A life-changing event

A life-changing event

Injured veteran receives a new house courtesy of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition; program will air at 8 p.m. EST on Nov. 4.

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Legacy Run Day 5: Done, but not finished

Legacy Run Day 5: Done, but not finished

Riders bring more than $335,000 into Minneapolis. But their efforts are far from over.

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2012 Legacy Run - nothing firm yet

2012 Legacy Run - nothing firm yet

With convention being hosted by Indianapolis, the site of National Headquarters, staff and volunteers are looking at how to conduct a run, additional related events.

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More than $335,000 raised on Legacy Run

More than $335,000 raised on Legacy Run

Motorcyclists cap five-day ride with arrival in Minneapolis; more donations expected through national convention.

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Legacy Run Day 4: The cause hits home

Legacy Run Day 4: The cause hits home

For the first time on the Run, the skies don't open up. And the cause hits close to home for one Legionnaire.

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Legacy Run Day 3: One kilt = $806

Legacy Run Day 3: One kilt = $806

Riders make their way from Michigan to Wisconsin, raining funds in all sorts of ways along the way.

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Legacy Run Day 2: 'Too good of a cause'

Legacy Run Day 2: 'Too good of a cause'

Cool temperatures don't deter the riders; neither does a broken-down motorcycle.

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Legacy Run Day 1: Rain, support and tears

Legacy Run Day 1: Rain, support and tears

Riders travel 336 miles - sometimes in the rain - cheered on along the way before making a big difference to a Michigan family.

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Safety first

Safety first

Chief road captain 'Uncle' Dick Woods, now in his sixth Legacy Run, takes his role seriously.

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Legacy Run hits the road Aug. 21

Legacy Run hits the road Aug. 21

Day of training, meetings and registration at Post 64 in Indianapolis to precede 1,225-mile trek to 93rd National Convention in Minneapolis.

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Ride honors fallen servicemember, aids OCW

Ride honors fallen servicemember, aids OCW

More than $5,500 raised for Operation Comfort Warriors during the third annual Zachary Memorial Run in Indiana.

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Kick Stands Up

The 2011 American Legion Legacy Run Map

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A home fit for a hero

A home fit for a hero

Marine Sgt. Adam Kisielewski, who lost limbs in Iraq in 2005, was given a new home to accommodate his injuries. Legion Riders were there by his side.

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Legacy Run Ride Guide available

Legacy Run Ride Guide available

Booklet containing info on 2011 ride - including route, safety information and ‘posse up' locations - can be downloaded in Word format.

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2011 Legacy Run goal: $450,000

2011 Legacy Run goal: $450,000

Registration remains ongoing for motorcycle ride that has raised more than $2 million for The American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund.

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2011 Legacy Run route now available

2011 Legacy Run route now available

Participants will cover more than 1,200 miles for ride that raises money for The American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund.

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Riders with a cause

Riders with a cause

Kansas chapters raise money, put in volunteer hours, and make big differences in the lives of veterans young and old.

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Lone Marine Rolling Thunder

Lone Marine Rolling Thunder

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Rolling Thunder: Good riding, friends, cause

Rolling Thunder: Good riding, friends, cause

More than 300,000 motorcycles riders converged on D.C. to raise awareness for bringing full accountability for prisoners of war and missing in action.

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