American Legion Riders (ALR)
Each year ALR Post 10 awards one $500 continuing education scholarship to a son or daughter from a military family. A short questionnaire, essay and verification of eligibility is required. We have had the honor of awarding four scholarships to students from Albany and Lebanon high schools. We look forward to helping more students in the future. Donations for this annual scholarship are much appreciated. Thank you
Flag lines & escorts Willamette National Cemetery
Flag lines at local memorial services
AMERICAN LEGION RIDERS HISTORY
In Garden City, Mich., in 1993, Chuck "Tramp" Dare and Bill "Polka" Kaledas, commander of American Legion Post 396, shared an idea to start a motorcycle enthusiasts association within the organization. The two longtime riders wanted an environment where Legion family members could come together to share a common love for motorcycles.
Dare and Kaledas wrote a letter to Michigan Department Adjutant Hubert Hess, sharing their idea. Hess replied that he liked the concept and wanted to pursue it. Later, he gave Kaledas and Dare instructions for managing the program at the post level. He also explained how they could be approved to use the American Legion emblem, and how to gain Membership's support and recognition. At a regular meeting, Post 396 members passed a resolution for a new program to be known as the "American Legion Riders."
Joined by 19 other founding members from their post, Dare and Kaledas were flooded with requests for information about their organization. They agreed to establish a central source for the Riders to ensure that chapters formed not as motorcycle clubs or gangs, but as Legionnaires and Auxiliary and SAL members joining to ride as Legion family.
ALR Post 10
We love our veterans and our community!
AMERICAN LEGION RIDERS TODAY
Oregon American Legion Riders are the ambassadors for the American Legion as they are out in the public eye on a daily basis. They "Ride With Pride" as they honor the memories of their fallen comrades, those who never returned from battle, and all who survived the war but still wage the battle in their mind and soul.
One of the ways the Riders continue to serve their fellow Veterans and their families is to stand a flag line at memorials, funerals, and community events. Each time you see a Veteran ride by with the American Flag proudly flying on the back of their motorcycle, remember the freedom you and your family have today.
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"AMERICAN LEGION RIDERS AS A NATIONAL PROGRAM"
FROM RESOLUTION 35 AS VOTED ON BY THE NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE AMERICAN LEGION ON OCTOBER 17-18, 2007 AND AMENDED BY RESOLUTION 32 BY THE NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE AMERICAN LEGION ON MAY 4-5, 2011
All American Legion Rider groups must be a program supported by a Post or Department of The American Legion and shall uphold the declared principles of The American Legion as well as conform to and abide by the regulations and decisions of the Department, Post or other duly constituted Department governing body.
The following guidelines are recommended for The ALR program of The American Legion:
· All members of The American Legion Riders shall be current members of The American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary or Sons of The American Legion
· Each ALR member shall establish and maintain membership by owning, individually or through marriage, a motorcycle licensed and insured as required by state law
· ALR programs may allow for continued membership for those members who have given up motorcycle ownership because of age, illness, injury, or other reasons outside the member's control
· All ALR members shall strive to maintain the image of The American Legion, at all times upholding The American Legion name and emblem, which symbolizes the integrity and principles of this great organization
· All The ALR groups shall avoid the perception of being a "motorcycle club" or biker club"
· The only recognized The American Legion Rider logo is that which is copyrighted and sold through The American Legion National Emblem sales. No use of rockers with the ALR patch because touching the patch violates trademark laws of the ALR patch.
· All Members will obey the motorcycle laws of their state
· Sponsoring organization (Post and Department) will review liability insurance coverage to ensure that adequate coverage is available to cover the organization to include coverage for any specific special riding events.
· American Legion Rider groups shall abide by The American Legion Constitution and By-laws as well as the established Post and Department directives.
· The American Legion National Headquarters and the respective Departments shall maintain general oversight of ALR Program as regards to proper use of the name and emblem of The American Legion, ALR and The American Legion Legacy Run, and compliance with the National Constitution and By-Laws of The American Legion.
Taken by Pete Dryden
Annual Post 10 Picnic
Riding for our Veterans
Albany Toy Run 2014 With Santa