Commander's ride gets under way Aug. 21

The 2012 American Legion Legacy Run Home’s National Commander’s Ride departs Wheatfield American Legion Post 1451 in Sanborn, N.Y., on Tuesday morning, beginning a 742-mile journey that will include stops in Ohio and Michigan before ending in Indianapolis – the site of the 2012 American Legion National Convention – on Aug. 23. Registration and pre-run activities will take place today at Post 1451.

The Legacy Run generates money for The American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund.  To date, six Legacy Runs have netted more than $2.6 million for the fund, which provides college scholarships for the children of U.S. servicemembers killed on active duty on or after Sept. 11, 2001.

American Legion Multimedia Editor Steve B. Brooks will be traveling with the National Commander’s Ride. Check the National American Legion Riders Facebook page for updates from the road, as well as for complete reports from each day.

The National Commander’s Ride is the first part of the Legacy Run Home. Opening ceremonies for the first American Legion Riders Expo get under way at 9 a.m. Aug. 24; the Expo continues through Aug. 25 and culminates with a Candlelight Celebration and Night Ride on Indianapolis Aug. 25. The expo will feature a planned series of American Legion Rider social events, such as range and classroom training, Rider program development courses, skills training and Motorcycle Safety Foundation exhibitions. For a schedule of events, click here. 

For a schedule of stops for the National Commander’s Ride, as well as more information on The American Legion Riders Expo, click here.