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Riders preparing for Rolling Thunder

Riders preparing for Rolling Thunder

Annual event honoring fallen comrades, POWs and MIAs once again will have strong American Legion Riders presence.

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American Legion Riders go regional

American Legion Riders go regional

Members of ad-hoc committee tasked with advising national officers, staff on ALR program now assigned region of country.

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Registration ongoing for 2013 Legacy Run sponsored by USAA

Registration ongoing for 2013 Legacy Run sponsored by USAA

Ride to Houston sets goal of raising $450,000 for American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund.

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Florida post hosts cancer poker run

Florida post hosts cancer poker run

Post 392 Legion family opens its doors for eighth annual ‘Tickled Pink’ Breast Cancer Awareness Poker Run.

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Arizona Riders hit road for recovering wounded

Arizona Riders hit road for recovering wounded

Riders from several chapters travel to San Diego to thank recovering servicemembers for their sacrifices.

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2012 Legacy Run tops $722,000

2012 Legacy Run tops $722,000

Nearly three quarters of a million dollars raised for college scholarships for children of servicemembers killed on or after Sept. 11, 2001.

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Legacy Run nets $668,421

Legacy Run nets $668,421

Donation total easily surpasses goal; seven Legacy Runs now have raised more than $3 million.

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The value of sharing information

The value of sharing information

Day 2 of The American Legion Riders Expo includes valuable question-and-answer session.

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A word of thanks for a lasting Legacy

A word of thanks for a lasting Legacy

During a candlelight celebration at the Indiana War Memorial, the Legion is praised for its efforts in ensuring the families of America's fallen aren't forgotten.

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‘You truly made a difference in my life’

‘You truly made a difference in my life’

During the first-ever American Legion Riders Expo, the Riders hear from two of the beneficiaries of their efforts.

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Legacy Run Day 3: A hot lap, and a lot of money

Legacy Run Day 3: A hot lap, and a lot of money

National Commander's Ride takes a lap around Indianapolis Motor Speedway, then finishes up by bringing the donation total to nearly $300,000.

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Riders Expo: Fun for entire family

Riders Expo: Fun for entire family

Event taking place Aug. 23-25 will feature Legion Rider social events, range and classroom training, and candlelight ride honoring Legacy Scholarship recipients.

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Legacy Run Day 2: A lasting legacy

Legacy Run Day 2: A lasting legacy

National Commander's Ride includes stop at Garden City Post 396, the birthplace of The American Legion Riders.

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Legacy Run Day 1: Rain, ghosts and a good cause

Legacy Run Day 1: Rain, ghosts and a good cause

Construction and rain may slow the ride, but doesn't diminish the spirits of the Riders – or the spirits inhabiting a Legion post.

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'A sense of accomplishment'

'A sense of accomplishment'

Seven months of work culminates in a successful Legacy Run pre-rally at Post 1451 in New York.

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Commander's ride gets under way Aug. 21

Commander's ride gets under way Aug. 21

Ride will make stops in Ohio, Michigan before finishing up in Indianapolis Aug. 23.

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Aug. 10 deadline to register online for Ride

Aug. 10 deadline to register online for Ride

Cutoff for National Commander’s Ride approaching; registration for The American Legion Riders Expo will continue.

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Riders Expo to feature blood drive

Riders Expo to feature blood drive

Expo, part of 2012 Legacy Run Home, will feature opportunity to donate blood among many activities.

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Legacy Run ride guide available online

Legacy Run ride guide available online

Booklet includes detailed route information for the National Commander’s Ride, as well as information on group riding and safety.

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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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