"RAINMAN" Dewey Long
"TEDDY BEAR" Brian Walters
"MOUTH" Tonia Long
"HOT" Missy Long
Sgt at Arms:
"FORESKIN" Aaron Quakenbush
"PAPARAZZI" Robert Edmondson
"THE POPE" Jack Long
"PYLE" Randy Blake
"FATMAN" Charlie WhelchelLinks Section
|Chapter 196 American Legion Riders, Memorial Post Bloomfield, IN|
|The American Legion Riders |
We, Your American Legion Riders,
|Where we Are Today |
Today the American Legion Riders have grown to nearly 800 Legion Rider programs in virtually every Department and in several overseas areas. As the membership of the American Legion Riders is a very diverse group, so are the programs that they are involved in.
Each American Legion Rider Chapter manages its programs at the post level, where all of the best ideas are born in the best American Legion “grass-roots” tradition. Here are only a few examples of the programs and projects of The Riders:
Motorcyclists are a very dedicated group of people. When you combine them with The American Legion Family, you create a win/win situation.
|The History of Veterans Day|
The History of Veterans Day November 11, or what has come to be known as Veterans Day, was originally set as a U.S. legal holiday to honor Armistice Day - the end of World War I, which officially took place on November 11, 1918. In legislature that was passed in 1938, November 11 was "dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be hereafter celebrated and known as 'Armistice Day.' As such, this new legal holiday honored World War I veterans. In 1954, after having been through both World War II and the Korean War, the 83rd U.S. Congress, at the urging of the veterans service organizations, amended the Act of 1938 by striking out the word "Armistice" and inserting the word "Veterans." With the approval of this legislation on June 1, 1954, November 11 became a day to honor American veterans of all wars. In 1968, the Uniforms Holiday Bill ensured three-day weekends for Federal employees by celebrating four national holidays on Mondays: Washington's Birthday, Memorial Day, Veterans Day, and Columbus Day. Under this bill, Veterans Day was moved to the last Monday of October. Many states did not agree with this decision and continued to celebrate the holiday on its original date. The first Veterans Day under the new law was observed with much confusion on October 25, 1971. Finally on September 20, 1975, President Gerald R. Ford signed a law which returned the annual observance of Veterans Day to its original date of November 11, beginning in 1978. Since then, the Veterans Day holiday has been observed on November 11. Celebrating Veterans Day If the November 11 holiday falls on a non-workday -- Saturday or Sunday -- the holiday is observed by the federal government on Monday (if the holiday falls on Sunday) or Friday (if the holiday falls on Saturday). Federal government closings are established by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. State and local government closings are determined locally, and non-government businesses can close or remain open as they see fit, regardless of Federal, state or local government operation determinations. United States Senate Resolution 143, which was passed on August 4, 2001, designated the week of November 11 through November 17, 2001, as "National Veterans Awareness Week." The resolution calls for educational efforts directed at elementary and secondary school students concerning the contributions and sacrifices of veterans. For more information and frequently asked questions, visit the VA website.
|7th Annual Polar Bear Ride|
This ride is open to ALL RIDERS.
When: March 22, 2014.
Where: American Legion Post 196, Bloomfield, IN
Registration will start at 9:30 AM. $15.00 single, $20 Couples (includes ride patch and rocker)
KSU at 11:00 AM
Meal to follow the ride.
|American Legion Riders Post 196 Meeting|
Our next scheduled meeting will be @ the Post. January 18, 2014 @ 10:00 AM
February 8, 2014 @ 10:00 AM
March 1, 2014 @ 10:00 AM
|American Legion Riders 7th District Meeting|
The next scheduled District 7 Meeting will be @ the Greenwood Post. Saturday February 8, 2014 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
|CHAPTER 196 AMERICAN LEGION RIDERS, MEMORIAL POST BLOOMFIELD, IN|
125 South Washington Bloomfield, IN 47424