2013 YEAR END REVIEW: AMERICAN LEGION RIDERS POST 29, PORT ANGELES, Wash.
Here is the final count! We participated in over 80 missions, with 843 people in attendance, 2287 volunteer hours, and 1874 miles. Thank you for all that you do for veterans.
The missions ranged from military holidays and observances, parades, POW/MIA highway dedications, 9/11 tribute, stand downs for homeless veterans, memorial services for our brothers-in-arms, to monthly bell ringing, educational programs, and many other rides for fundraising and dedications for our military and fellow veterans.
LEGION RIDERS POST 29 HISTORY:
Prior to the creation of a Riders post in Port Angeles, several local veteran riders had ridden with the Patriot Guard Riders (PGR). In June, 2009 an American Legion Riders group was chartered in Port Angeles with American Legion, Post 29, Port Angeles. The original chartered group was about 10 members, today there are well over 70 registered riders with our numbers climbing yearly. As long as we have veterans to honor, we will keep riding and growing.
Together as “Brothers-in-Arms,” we honor and respect those that have gone before us, those who have given the ultimate sacrifice and those who stood and were ready to give that same sacrifice for our country. We wait for that call and “stand” for them, anywhere, anytime as our way of saying thank you, goodbye and being there for their last ride. Our flags are held high to show the honor, respect, and special friendship for all of our “Brothers-in-Arms” and our patriotism, love of our flag and love of our country.
"It is about them, not about us." - Jeff McFarland, ride coordinator, American Legion Riders