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Legacy Run hits $1 million

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The American Legion Legacy Run has done it again.

Donations made on the floor of the 96th Annual American Legion National Convention raised this year’s Legacy Run total to a record $1 million. More than $435,000 was raised during the five-day ride, which was sponsored by USAA. More than $510,000 was donated throughout the national convention, while a final donation of $53,000 was made by American Legion Charities on the final day of the convention.

Top donors included the Department of Minnesota Legion Riders ($87,000), the Department of Wisconsin (more than $70,000), the South Carolina Legion Riders (more than $43,000), the Department of Pennsylvania ($40,000) and Converse (Texas) Post 593 ($32,000).

"I want to thank all of you very much for all of your hard work," National Commander Dan Dellinger said after announcing the donation total.

Nine Legacy Runs have now raised more than $5 million for The American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund, which provides college scholarships for the children of U.S. servicemembers killed on active duty on or after Sept. 11, 2001.

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Eugene Anderson, American Legion Post 273

December 18, 2014 - 4:17am

It was great to be at our 96th national convention to witness the tremendous impact of the American Legion Riders on supporting our Legacy Scholarship fund. Thank you riders for all you do. Eugene Anderson Post Commander Arthur Gossett Post 273 Wichita, Kansas

Sandra in Fond du Lac, Wi.

August 30, 2014 - 12:35am

I am so very proud to be a very small part of the ALA UNIT 75 in Fond du Lac, Wi. When we ban together we are VERY STRONG and can do GREAT PROJECTS !!!! And this was a GREAT ONE.

Mark Clark

August 29, 2014 - 12:56am

Way to go Legion Riders! Once again the Riders set the example for others to follow....this is fantastic! Thanks to all the Riders and Posts that participated across the nation and for the generosity of our sponsors and our members. If this doesn't make you proud to be a Legionnaire I don't know what will.

Karen in Converse

August 27, 2014 - 8:13pm

Thank you to all the ALR members for all their hard work. Post 593 family supported the efforts of our ALR. Way to go!!! We are so proud that you all have taken on this important issue. Have safe rides home.

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