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American Legion Riders to be in Urbanna Christmas Parade

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The American Legion Riders of Post 82 in Saluda roll through Tappahannock on a recent ride.

The American Legion Riders (ALR) is an official program within the American Legion. The Riders have over 100,000 members in over 1,000 chapters nationally. They 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 service members 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.

The Bristow-Newman-Puller Post 82 American Legion in Saluda, has a Riders chapter (ALR-82) comprised of 30 members from various American Legion posts within the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula. Each Rider represents their Legion Post, which includes Saluda, Kilmarnock, Tappahannock, Reedville and Warsaw. 

Over the past three years, ALR-82 has participated in over 125 events, ridden over 140,000 miles, donated over 5,000 volunteer hours, and helped raise over $5,000 in support of national and local charities. Most of the rides have been posted on the group’s Facebook page “Alr Saluda.”

If you are a veteran residing in the Northern Neck-Middle Peninsula area, eligible for the American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary or Sons of the American Legion, own a motorcycle, and would like to participate or just have questions, please contact Keith “Mac” McAuley at 804-512-8023 or .

The ALR-82 members will ride in the Warsaw Christmas Parade on Sunday, December 1, and the Urbanna Christmas Parade on Friday, December 6.

posted 11.26.2013

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