2018 Legacy Run - Opening Ceremonies

American Legion Riders from around the country gathered in Hutchinson, Kan. in anticipation of the 2018 American Legion Legacy Run. Lysle Rishel American Legion Post 68 hosted registration, safety briefings and opening ceremonies to prepare the participants for the week ahead.
Lysle Rishel American Legion Post 68 welcomes The American Legion Legacy Riders in Hutchinson, Kan. Photo by Justin L. Stewart/The American Legion
Lysle Rishel American Legion Post 68 welcomes The American Legion Legacy Riders in Hutchinson, Kan. Photo by Justin L. Stewart/The American Legion
American Legion Legacy Riders greet each other at the Lysle Rishel American Legion Post 68 in Hutchinson, Kan. Photo by Justin L. Stewart/The American Legion
American Legion Legacy Riders greet each other at the Lysle Rishel American Legion Post 68 in Hutchinson, Kan. Photo by Justin L. Stewart/The American Legion
American Legion Legacy Flight Leadership training at Lysle Rishel American Legion Post 68 in Hutchinson, Kan. The Legacy Ride will begin in Hutchinson, in Anoka, Minn. Photo by Justin L. Stewart/The American Legion
American Legion Legacy Flight Leadership training at Lysle Rishel American Legion Post 68 in Hutchinson, Kan. The Legacy Ride will begin in Hutchinson, in Anoka, Minn. Photo by Justin L. Stewart/The American Legion
American Legion Rider Laurie Miller sews this year's American Legion Legacy Run patch onto a fellow rider's vest at the Lysle Rishel American Legion Post 68 in Hutchinson, Kan. Photo by Justin L. Stewart/The American Legion
American Legion Rider Laurie Miller sews this year's American Legion Legacy Run patch onto a fellow rider's vest at the Lysle Rishel American Legion Post 68 in Hutchinson, Kan. Photo by Justin L. Stewart/The American Legion
National Headquarters staff registers participants for the 2018 American Legion Legacy Run at the Rishel Lysle American LegionPost 68 in Hutchinson, Kan. Photo by Justin L. Stewart/The American Legion
National Headquarters staff registers participants for the 2018 American Legion Legacy Run at the Rishel Lysle American LegionPost 68 in Hutchinson, Kan. Photo by Justin L. Stewart/The American Legion
American Legion Rider Laurie Miller sews this year's American Legion Legacy Run patch onto a fellow rider's vest at the Lysle Rishel American Legion Post 68 in Hutchinson, Kan. Photo by Justin L. Stewart/The American Legion
American Legion Rider Laurie Miller sews this year's American Legion Legacy Run patch onto a fellow rider's vest at the Lysle Rishel American Legion Post 68 in Hutchinson, Kan. Photo by Justin L. Stewart/The American Legion
Motorcycles fill the parking lot of Lysle Rishel American Legion Post 68 before the start of the The American Legion Legacy Run in Hutchinson, Kan. Photo by Justin L. Stewart/The American Legion
Motorcycles fill the parking lot of Lysle Rishel American Legion Post 68 before the start of the The American Legion Legacy Run in Hutchinson, Kan. Photo by Justin L. Stewart/The American Legion
The American Legion Legacy Run participants pose for a photograph inside Lysle Rishel American Legion Post 68 in Hutchinson, Kan. Photo by Justin L. Stewart/The American Legion
The American Legion Legacy Run participants pose for a photograph inside Lysle Rishel American Legion Post 68 in Hutchinson, Kan. Photo by Justin L. Stewart/The American Legion
Riders listen to the safety briefing at the Lysle Rishel American Legion Post 68 before the start of the The American Legion Legacy Run in Hutchinson, Kan. Photo by Justin L. Stewart/The American Legion
Riders listen to the safety briefing at the Lysle Rishel American Legion Post 68 before the start of the The American Legion Legacy Run in Hutchinson, Kan. Photo by Justin L. Stewart/The American Legion
Bob Sussan, Chairman of the National American Legion Riders speaks during the opening ceremony of The American Legion Legacy Run at the Lysle Rishel American Legion Post 68 in Hutchinson, Kan. Photo by Justin L. Stewart/The American Legion
Bob Sussan, Chairman of the National American Legion Riders speaks during the opening ceremony of The American Legion Legacy Run at the Lysle Rishel American Legion Post 68 in Hutchinson, Kan. Photo by Justin L. Stewart/The American Legion
Hutchinson Mayor Steve Dechant speaks during the opening ceremony of The American Legion Legacy Run at the Lysle Rishel American Legion Post 68 in Hutchinson, Kan. Photo by Justin L. Stewart/The American Legion
Hutchinson Mayor Steve Dechant speaks during the opening ceremony of The American Legion Legacy Run at the Lysle Rishel American Legion Post 68 in Hutchinson, Kan. Photo by Justin L. Stewart/The American Legion
Gold Star mother Amy Allbright speaks during the opening ceremony of the 2018 American Legion Legacy Run and shares how supported her family has felt by The American Legion since her daughter's death. Photo by Justin L. Stewart/The American Legion
Gold Star mother Amy Allbright speaks during the opening ceremony of the 2018 American Legion Legacy Run and shares how supported her family has felt by The American Legion since her daughter's death. Photo by Justin L. Stewart/The American Legion
Sons of The American Legion National Commander Danny Smith speaks during the opening ceremony of The American Legion Legacy Run at the Lysle Rishel American Legion Post 68 in Hutchinson, Kan. Photo by Justin L. Stewart/The American Legion
Sons of The American Legion National Commander Danny Smith speaks during the opening ceremony of The American Legion Legacy Run at the Lysle Rishel American Legion Post 68 in Hutchinson, Kan. Photo by Justin L. Stewart/The American Legion
Rishel Lysle American Legion Post 68 Commander Jeremy Ehart and his wife Kristy Ehart receive certificates of appreciation for their efforts to aid The American Legion Legacy Run during the opening ceremonies at the post in Hutchinson, Kan. Photo by Justin L. Stewart/The American Legion
Rishel Lysle American Legion Post 68 Commander Jeremy Ehart and his wife Kristy Ehart receive certificates of appreciation for their efforts to aid The American Legion Legacy Run during the opening ceremonies at the post in Hutchinson, Kan. Photo by Justin L. Stewart/The American Legion
Laurie Miller, left, poses with a quilt she made and lucky recipient of the quilt who won it in a raffle during the opening ceremony of The American Legion Legacy Run at the Lysle Rishel American Legion Post 68 in Hutchinson, Kan. Photo by Justin L. Stewart/The American Legion
Laurie Miller, left, poses with a quilt she made and lucky recipient of the quilt who won it in a raffle during the opening ceremony of The American Legion Legacy Run at the Lysle Rishel American Legion Post 68 in Hutchinson, Kan. Photo by Justin L. Stewart/The American Legion
Rishel Lysle American Legion Post 68 Commander Jeremy Ehart announces donations from his post to The American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund during the opening ceremonies at the post in Hutchinson, Kan. Photo by Justin L. Stewart/The American Legion
Rishel Lysle American Legion Post 68 Commander Jeremy Ehart announces donations from his post to The American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund during the opening ceremonies at the post in Hutchinson, Kan. Photo by Justin L. Stewart/The American Legion
Past National Commander and Department of Kansas Adjutant Jimmy Foster, smiles as he counts donations during the opening ceremony of The American Legion Legacy Run at the Lysle Rishel American Legion Post 68 in Hutchinson, Kan. Photo by Justin L. Stewart/The American Legion
Past National Commander and Department of Kansas Adjutant Jimmy Foster, smiles as he counts donations during the opening ceremony of The American Legion Legacy Run at the Lysle Rishel American Legion Post 68 in Hutchinson, Kan. Photo by Justin L. Stewart/The American Legion