American Legion Riders, Chapter 202, Brentwood, CA.

Picture 26American Legion Riders, Chapter 202, Brentwood, California

The types of things that these groups are doing are far too many to mention, but here are a few examples.

Participation in the annual POW/MIA Rally held each Memorial weekend in Washington D.C. known as “Rolling Thunder”

•     Sponsoring or participating in local charity events in support of the sponsoring American Legion Post

•     Raising 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

•     Sponsoring or participating in motorcycle “Runs” to benefit numerous charities, including charities for underprivileged children and medical research, or the September 11 Legacy Scholarship Fund, just to name a few

•     Participation in countless memorial ceremonies and community parades

•     One group is even spearheading an effort to erect a “Veterans Memorial Park” in the center of their Downtown area

•     Legion Riders are also an excellent tool to teach motorcycle and driver safety in the community and in schools.