American Legion Fort Scott Thompson-Harkey Post 25 will receive its American Legion Riders charter on Saturday, November 16. The charter ceremony will be held at Fort Scott’s Memorial Hall at 10 am.
The Kansas American Legion Riders as a motorcycle association shall:
· Promote motorcycle safety while providing a social atmosphere for members of The American Legion family who share common interests in serving veterans, their communities and motorcycling.
· Promote, support and participate in the programs and ceremonies of The American Legion including calling for a full accounting of all prisoners of war and those missing in action; and honoring our nation’s fallen soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines, and to support their families.
To join the American Legion Riders (ALR), you must own a motorcycle of at least 250 cc’s and be a current member of the American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary or the Sons of the American Legion. A spouse of a motorcycle owner can join the ALR provided they belong the one of the Legion family organizations.
Any Legion family member from any American Legion Post can join ALR Chapter 25. You do not have to be a member of Post 25.
The good news is that you can also join the American Legion, Auxiliary or Sons at this time and still join the ALR next Saturday.
To join the
American Legion. Have served at least one day on active duty since December 7, 1941 and be honorably discharged. This includes those Veterans who may have been medically discharged before completing their tour of duty.
Auxiliary. The Auxiliary welcomes female family members of Veterans plus spouses of female Legionnaires. If you had a family member who served in one of the US armed forces, you are probably eligible for the American Legion Auxiliary.
Sons of the American Legion. The Sons welcomes the male descendants of Veterans. You are eligible for the Sons, if you had a parent, grandparent or great grandparent who served in the US armed forces.
If you would like to check your Legion family eligibility in order to join the ALR, email [email protected] or call Carl Jowers, Post 25 Commander, at 620-215-1688.
If you have received this email and will be at the charter ceremony or will bring a prospective ALR member, please reply to this email. I need to get a head count of the number of persons attending.
If you wish to join the ALR, but cannot attend Saturday’s meeting, let me know that as well.
Don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions you might have.
Carl Jowers. Post 25 Commander.