American Legion Riders Chapter #347
Lady Lake, FL

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                Who Are The American Legion Riders?

Chartered in July 2017, ALR Chapter 347 is comprised of active members of the American Legion Family including Legionnaires, members of the American Legion Auxiliary and members of the Sons of the American Legion. Chapter 347 participates in local parades, fundraising rides, flaglines to welcome home our Heroes and Memorial Services to lay them to rest. We hold monthly Chapter Rides, are actively involved with the ALR Chapters throughout the region and statewide, often participating in Chapter Unity Rides, and generally ride in support of all of the programs of the American Legion.

We are a driving force for education of the youth of our community. To that end, our members participate in the Department of Florida’s in-state Annual Legacy Ride which supports the American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund – a program which provides college scholarship funds to surviving children of Activ Duty members who have died on or since September 11, 2001.   In 2017, the scholarship was expanded to include the children of post-9/111 active duty veterans with a VA-determined service disability rating of at least 50 percent.

Yes, we’re bikers. Yes, we wear leathers and some of us are tattooed. But we’re also proud Americans (many Veterans) who work hard and, every day, provide service to the Community, State and Nation.

                                           For the Cause, And Not the Applause!

 

The Riders' Creed

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    iders dedicate themselves to the success of the American Legion. I know that through my efforts I can make a diference.

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    alone am responsible for myself and to my fellow riders. I will conduct myself with the highest degree of integrity and honor.

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    eeds not words create change. I will preserve against any and all things that prevent my success. My resolve and strength will overcome all obstacles.

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    ach rider is first a member of the American Legion Family. I will actively participate in and willingly support their endeavors.

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    eadily will I join other riders in activities and events which support our missions. I will do so gladly knowing I volunteered to be an American Legion Rider.

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    uccess is the only acceptable conclusion. I will allow nothing to dissuade me or impede me from service to my Family, Community, Country and especially to our Veterans.

 

Meaning of Our Emblem

Sons of The American Legion Emblem

The emblem of the ALR has evolved since the organization's inception, and is now represented by the image shown to the left.  The American Eagle, with wings outstretched and poised for flight, embodies the Americanism roots and qualities of the Legion, as well as the sense of Freedom and Commradeship enjoyed by all members of the ALR.

And, as a integral part of, and chartered within, the American Legion, the emblem of that parent organization is predominantly placed in the center of the Eagle, symbolically over its heart.  This combination of symbols into a single emblem demonstrate the connection, in both philosophy and mission, between the Legion and its growing cadre of Riders.

Locally, Chapters may adopt various additions to the basic emblem to signify special conditions.  Chapter 347 has done this by adding two (2) gold stars to the left and right of "American" to signify a Life Member of the ALR, and by placing gold piping around the entire perimeter of the emblem or patch, which signifies a Charter Member of the Chapter.

 

Organization Information

Currently, 106,000 American Legion Riders (ALR) meet in two 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, Kansas, 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:
- Rolling Thunder, the annual POW/MIA rally in Washington on Memorial Day weekend.
- Annual regional rides such as Operation Wounded Warrior, sponsored by Riders in Nevada, Texas, New Mexico, Utah, Arizona, California and other Western states.
- Local charity events in support of The American Legion and local communities.
- Raising money for VA hospitals, women and children centers, children and youth centers, schools and other facilities.
- Sponsoring or participating in motorcycle runs to benefit numerous charities.
- Local memorial ceremonies and community parades.
- The American Legion Legacy Run, an annual cross-country fundraising ride from National Headquarters in Indianapolis to the 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.
- Escorting military units to departure airfields and airports for combat tours overseas, and welcoming them back home.

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