The American Legion Riders started in the fall of 1993
in Garden City Michigan. The original chapter at Post
396 consisted of Chuck Dare, Bill Kaledas and 19 other
founding members. The rest is history.
Today there are now nearly 600 Legion Rider
programs, organized by chapters, districts, or
Americanism and Children and Youth programs in virtually
every state in the nation
and several overseas chapters.
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
activities are far too many to mention in this space,
but here are a few examples:
participate in the annual POW/MIA Rally held each
Memorial weekend in Washington D.C. known as "Rolling
They participate in the annual rides such as Operation
Wounded Warrior and many other national, regional, and
Legion Riders sponsor and or participate in charity
events across the country. They ride to
raise money for such organizations as local VA
hospitals, Battered Women and Children's centers,
Veterans Relief, youth centers, schools, and many
Legion Riders founded a national movement called
that honors and protects the sanctity of military
funerals and memorial services.
The American Legion Riders of Post 318 was
started in 2001 and a few of the Charter Members are
still riding. The group has 50+ members, riders
and support members. We participate in many local
charity events. Among them, you will see us at,
are the Salvation Army's annual Mash Bash, the Toys for
Tots Christmas ride, as well as our own annual Poker Run
fund raiser is support of local vetrerans. We have
supported the Florida State Legacy run, Boy's State,
Special Olympics, Mustard Seed, Salvation Army Soup
Kitchen, Southeastern Military Academy, and have
escorted many Honor Flight Missions.
We have rode in the local St. Patrick's Day
Parade, annual Christmas Parade, and have participated
in many Memorial Services, standing a flag line behind
our Honor Guard.
We are a strong group of dedicated individuals
with great pride and an overwhelming sense of dedication
to our community. We are committed to support our
local veterans whenever there is a need.
All Post 318 Legion Riders are either members of
our Post as Legionaries, Sons of the American Legion,
Auxiliary, or spouses of these members. Interested
in joining us? Click on the Link below.