PREAMBLE TO THE AMERICAN LEGION RIDERS CONSTITUTION

The American Legion Riders


American Legion Riders chapters are well known for their charitable work, which has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for local children's hospitals, schools, veterans homes, severely wounded servicemembers and scholarships. Since 2006, Riders nationwide have participated in the Legion Legacy Run, to annually raise money for the Legacy Scholarship Fund, established to provide scholarships to children of U.S. military personnel killed since Sept. 11, 2001.

Currently, 106,000 American Legion Riders meet in over a thousand chapters in every domestic department and in at least three foreign countries. Riders in Iowa have formed an honor guard called The Five Star Freedom Riders, and Riders in Mulvane, Kan., founded the Patriot Guard to protect the sanctity of military funerals from protesters. Riders in all states have escorted military units returning home from combat tours overseas, conducted massive cross-country fundraising events for wounded warriors from all services, and have raised millions of dollars for countless local, state and national charities.

True to the Legion's grassroots tradition, each chapter manages its programs at the post level, where the best ideas are born. The Riders are part of many projects and events, including:

All American Legion Rider groups must be a program supported by a Post or Department of The American Legion and shall uphold the declared principles of The American Legion as well as conform to and abide by the regulations and decisions of the Department, Post or other duly constituted Department governing body.

All American Legion Riders must be a current member in good standing of The American Legion, The American Legion Auxiliary or the Sons of The American Legion (or be the spouse of a current ALR member in good standing of the same Chapter thereof). They must also be the owner of a motorcycle of at least 350cc engine displacement and possess a valid Drivers License from their state of residence (military equivalents acceptable as well).

National Legion
Legion National
National Auxiliary
Auxiliary National
National S.A.L.
S.A.L. National
National ALR
Legion Riders National
MN Legion
Legion - Dept of MN
MN Auxiliary
Auxiliary - Dept of MN
MN SAL
SAL - Detachment of MN
MN ALR
Legion Riders - Dept of MN
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