Your newly Elected Officers for the Post 40 Rider Group
Director - Phil Perlman
Assistant Director -Kathleen Jordan
Road Captain - Jon Sloan
Secretary - John Zambito
Sgt At Arms - Brian Kosinski
Treasurer - Position open
Chaplain(s) Cal Paige & Nancy Michalski
In June, the American Legion Riders took a short ride to Keepers of the Wild Nature Park in Valentine, Arizona on historic Route 66. The weather was quite hot on the day of our trip so we opted to drive our cars instead of our bikes, but the comradery was there none the less.
Keepers of the wild is a 501©(3) non-profit animal sanctuary that provides a lifelong home to all of the animals they rescue. Many of the exotic animals that now live there were used in entertainment shows and photo shoots right here in Las Vegas.
But some of the animals were just in need of a home and this wonderful sanctuary stepped up and took responsibility for their safety and well being.
Once at the park we took their guided tour which was fun and informative and well received since the temperatures were over 100 and walking this huge sanctuary would have been a daunting task. But in addition to the convenience of the tour, we also learned a lot form the tour guide. Most of us would have loved to jump into this pool of water, like this beautiful tiger.
It was fun to get away for the day and slow down a bit to enjoy nature….
We will probably plan another trip when the weather is cooler and the animals are more active.
American Legion Riders - National
Today over 425 American Legion Riders programs, organized by chapters, districts, or departments, support Americanism and Children and Youth programs in virtually every state in the nation, and more are organizing each month. One of the fastest growing and most highly visible of the many programs offered by The American Legion, The American Legion Riders are a very diverse group, and so are the programs that they support. What do American Legion Riders do? The activities are far too many to mention in this space, but here are a few examples:
American Legion Riders chapters and districts, nationally have become some of the most generous donors for the American Legacy Scholarship Fund, raising as much as $5,000 or more in a single event.
Legion Riders participate in the annual POW/MIA Rally held each Memorial weekend in Washington D.C. known as "Rolling Thunder".
Legion Riders sponsor or participate in local and national charity events in support of the sponsoring American Legion Post.
Legion Riders ride to raise money for such organizations as local VA Hospitals, Battered Women and Children's Centers, Varied Children and Youth Programs, a School for Blind Children, Veterans Relief, Needy Families and many, many others.
Legion Riders founded a national movement called “Patriot Guard” (www.patriotguard.org) that honors and protects the sanctity of military funerals and memorial services.
Legion Riders have formed special motorcycle Honor Guards and ceremonial teams highlighting the special bonds formed in military service and the motorcycling community.
Legion Riders have also begun to teach motorcycle and driver safety in the community and in schools in co-operation with ABATE and other national motorcycling organizations.
Remember: American Legion Riders are a very dedicated group of Legion Family members. When your Post or district sponsors a new Riders organization, you create a win/win situation for your Post, District, and Department!
Click on http://www.legion.org for online details.
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