American Legion Riders Post #25 Sponsor Wreaths Across America
The American Legion Riders Post #25 of Fort Scott, under the leadership of Rider Director, Tom Metcalf, held a “Dragoon Ride” on August 20, 2022, with all proceeds to benefit Wreaths Across America for Fort Scott National Cemetery. Approximately 44 riders participated in the ride that included several destination stops over a 143 mile route. A raffle with various prizes took place alongside a pulled pork dinner. The event resulted in over $5500.00 in sponsorships. The money will be used to sponsor Wreaths for soldiers at The Fort Scott National Cemetery. December 17 The American Legion Riders will lead the truck escort as they deliver the Wreaths to the soldiers and their family members. When the escort reaches The Fort Scott National Cemetery they will participate as volunteers for the annual Wreath Laying Ceremony.
Tom Metcalf, on behalf of the American Legion Riders Post #25 of Fort Scott is presented sponsorship proceeds to Diann Tucker, Local Project Coordinator for Fort Scott National Cemetery. Anyone wishing to donate to sponsor wreaths for the current year can contact Diann Tucker at 620-224-7054 or 620-223-6700. There are nearly 7000 sites at Fort Scott National Cemetery. Only those grave sites who receive donation sponsors by November 22, 2022 will receive a wreath.
Plans are underway for a similar ride to be held at a later announced date in 2023, for another ride to benefit Wreaths Across America. Anyone interested in riding can contact Tom Metcalf, 620-224-7951.