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Veteran- whether active duty, retired, national guard or reserve - is someone who, at one point in their life, wrote a blank check made payable to 'The United States of America', for an amount of 'up to and including their life.' That is Honor, and there are way too many people in this country who no longer understand that.

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ALR Chapter 196 Officers :

Assist Director:
"FORESKIN" Aaron Quakenbush
Secretary:
"DOOR KNOB" Angela Barlow
Treasurer/Membership:
"RAINMAN" Dewey Long
SGT @ Arms:
Roy From
Historian:
"PAPARAZZI" Robert Edmondson
Chaplain:
"THE POPE" Jack Long
Run Coordinator:
"PYLE" Randy Blake
Members:
Charlie "FatMan" Whelchel

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LET US NEVER FORGET

AMERICAN LEGION RIDERS 7TH DISTRICT FACE BOOK

AMERICAN LEGION RIDERS 7TH DISTRICT

AMERICAN LEGION RIDERS CHAPTER 196 FACE BOOK

AMERICAN LEGION AUX

AMERICAN LEGION SONS

INDIANA AMERICAN LEGION RIDERS

AMERICAN LEGION RIDERS POST 2 FACE BOOK

AMERICAN LEGION RIDERS POST 2 BRAZIL

AMERICAN LEGION RIDERS POST 139 SULLIVAN

AMERICAN LEGION RIDERS POST 230 MARTINSVILLE

ALR POST 145, AVON

ABATE OF INDIANA

MOTORCYCLE RIDERS FOUNDATION

INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS

GIVE 2 THE TROOPS

LEGION EMBLEM SALES

PATRIOT GUARD RIDERS

MILITARY.COM

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NewBackPatch.jpgThe American Legion Riders                     
    The American Legion Riders are members of the American Legion who are also motorcycle enthusiasts. They can be found participating in parades, partaking in motorcycle events, and supporting the communities in which they live, work, and play. Members of the American Legion Riders come from the American Legion, the Legion,Auxiliary,and the Sons of the American Legion. The American Legion Riders were formed... To participate in parades and other ceremonies that are in keeping with the Aims and Purposes of the American Legion... to promote motorcycle safety programs and to provide a social atmosphere for American Legion members who share the same interest... to use our Association to promote and support programs of the American Legion. The American Legion Riders is not a Motorcycle Club and does not practice Motorcycle Club rules or regulations. The American Legion Riders is family-oriented, just as is its parent organization: the American Legion.
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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:

    Participation in the annual POW/MIA Rally held each Memorial weekend in Washington D.C. known as "Rolling Thunder".
    Participation in annual regional rides such as “Operation Wounded Warrior, sponsored by Riders in Nevada, Texas, New Mexico, Utah, Arizona, California, and several other western states.
    Sponsoring or participating in local charity events in support of The American Legion or of the community.
    Raising money for such organizations as local VA Hospitals, Women and Children's Centers, Children and youth centers, schools, and many others.
    Sponsoring or participating in motorcycle "Runs" to benefit numerous charities, including charities for underprivileged children and medical research, just to name a few.
    Participation in local memorial ceremonies and community parades.
    Annual participation in The American Legacy Run, a fundraising cross-country run from The American Legion’s national headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana, to the year’s national convention city.
    Riding to honor fallen military men and women, and to protect the sanctity of their funerals from those who would dishonor their memory.
    Riding escort for military units enroute to departure airfields and airports to combat tours overseas, and welcoming them home upon their return.
    Raised literally millions of dollars for countless local, state, and national charities.

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.
 Plummer River Rally MS and ALR Chapter 196 Down and Out Fund Ride

The PLUMMER RIVER RALLY ALR Down & Out and Multiple Sclerosis Ride led by Chapter 196 of the Indiana American Legion Riders.

Sign-ups start on Thursday July 31st, at the ALR tent located on vendors’ row, and ends at 9:45 AM on Saturday August 2nd. $10.00/Rider and $5.00/Passenger. KSU @ 10:00 AM at the PRR gate.

Not attending the Rally…(WHY NOT? You don’t know what you are missing.) A second KSU location will take place at Bloomfield Supply & Hardware 628 S. US 231, Bloomfield. IN 47424. Sign-ups start @ 9:30 AM. KSU from this location will be shortly after the group from the Rally arrives approximately 10:45 AM.

The ride will return to the rally before the field events start.

ALR patches, T-shirts, hats, and more for available. All proceeds will be donated to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the IN ALR Chapter 196 down & out fund.

 
American Legion Riders Post 196 Meeting
All Chapter Meetings are held @ Bloomfield Memorial Post 196.

DATES

August 19, 2014 @ 7:00 PM

September 16, 2014 @ 7:00 PM

October 21, 2014 @ 7:00 PM

 American Legion Riders 7th District Meeting
The next scheduled District 7 Meeting will be @ the Greenwood Post. Saturday August 9, 2014 Eat @ 1:00 PM Meeting @ 2:00 PM
 




 
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phone: 812-384-9006

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