AMERICAN LEGION POST 124

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Unit 124 of the American Legion Riders

Monthly Meeting:  3rd Monday of each month @ 6:30 pm

  • Director:  Isidro Aquinaga
  • Vice Director:  Joseph Gorneault
  • Secretary:  Annette Aguinaga
  • Treasurer:  Sharon Ambrose
  • Sergeant-at-Arms:  Joe Bercier
  • Chaplain: Betsy Grasso

 

The prospective Rider must first be a current member, in good standing, in one of the three organizations of The American Legion Family: The American Legion, The American Legion Auxiliary, or The Sons of The American Legion.

The American Legion Riders have also adopted the following basic eligibility rules for membership:

  1. All members of the American Legion Riders must hold individual membership in The American Legion, The American Legion Auxiliary, or the Sons of The American Legion.
  2. Members must be the legally registered owner of a motorcycle or be the spouse of the legally registered owner within the state of registration.
  3. All operators must be properly licensed and insured per state laws
  4. All members will obey the motor vehicle laws in any state in which they are operating a motorcycle or riding as a passenger.

For more information contact Sid Aguinaga at:  isidrowa@gmail.com or 413-537-9273

 

Today over 425 American Legion Riders programs, organized by chapters, districts, or departments, support Americanism and Children and Youth programs in virtually every state in the nation, and more are organizing each month. One of the fastest-growing and most highly visible of the many programs offered by The American Legion, The American Legion Riders are a very diverse group, and so are the programs that they support. What do American Legion Riders do? The activities are far too many to mention in this space, but here are a few examples:


American Legion Riders chapters and districts, nationally, have become some of the most generous donors for the American Legacy Scholarship Fund, raising as much as $5,000 or more in a single event.

Legion Riders participate in the annual POW/MIA Rally held each Memorial weekend in Washington D.C. known as "Rolling Thunder".

Legion Riders sponsor or participate in local and national charity events in support of American Legion Post 124.

Legion Riders ride to raise money for such organizations as local VA Hospitals, Battered Women and Children's Center, Varied Children and Youth programs, a School for Blind Children, Veterans Relief, Needy families and many, many others.

Legion Riders founded a national movement called “Patriot Guard” (www.patriotguard.org) that honors and protects the sanctity of military funerals and memorial services.

Legion Riders have formed special motorcycle Honor Guards and ceremonial teams highlighting the special bonds formed in military service and the motorcycling community.

Legion Riders have also begun to teach motorcycle and driver safety in the community and in schools in cooperation with ABATE and other national motorcycling organizations.

Remember: American Legion Riders are a very dedicated group of Legion Family members. When your Post or district sponsors a new Riders organization, you create a win/win situation for your post, district, and Department!

Click on http://www.legion.org for online details.