As you may know, our JSSP Conference is going to be IN PERSON this year!!

Please join us!  Our goal is to grow the Junior Shooting Sports Program.  This is open to everyone – not just chairmen.  We want departments who do not currently have a program to consider starting one. 

Please spread the word!!  Register here:  Combined Americanism Conference | The American Legion






Our own Bob Wallace is named the Legionaire of the Week by the National Legislative Division! We are honored to have him named! Thank you for all your years of service Bob and CONGRATULATIONS!







Media Contact          


Mark Clark, ALR National Chairman


mandlclark@comcast.net c: 816-536-2784


Ken George, ALR Staff Liaison


kgeorge@legion.org o: 317-630-1376 c: 901-859-7663


17th Annual American Legion Legacy Run Hits the Road with Over 250 Motorcyclists


30th Anniversary of The American Legion Riders Raises Over $1 Million for Children of Post-9/11 Veterans


INDIANAPOLIS (August 20, 2023) – The 17th Annual American Legion Legacy Run, organized by The American Legion Riders, kicks off today with over 275 motorcyclists embarking on a 1,100-mile journey through eight states. The Legacy Run aims to raise funds and awareness for The American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund, which supports children of fallen military personnel and disabled veterans who served in the post-9/11 era.


Starting August 19, 2023, with check-in and an opening ceremony at American Legion Post 6 in Kokomo, Indiana, the ride will make stops at monuments, memorials, and American Legion posts in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, and North Carolina, before concluding at Hendrick Motorsports in Concord, NC, on August 24th.


The Legacy Scholarship Fund has raised over $17 million since its inception 21 years ago, including $1.34 million in 2022, and has awarded 1120 scholarships since 2004.  This year's Legacy Run is expected to generate over $1 million for the fund, providing much-needed support for children of post-9/11 veterans.


The Legacy Run also aims to raise awareness for The American Legion's new "Be the One" campaign, which seeks to facilitate a national conversation about veteran suicide and provide resources and support for veterans in need.


Leaders from The American Legion, including National Commander Jim Troiola, National Vice Commander Patricia Harris, and Sons of The American Legion National Commander Christopher Carlton, will be collecting donations for the Legacy Scholarship Fund and discussing the Legacy Run and "Be the One" campaign with the community and local media.  


About The American Legion 


The American Legion, the nation’s largest veteran’s organization, is dedicated to the motto of “Veterans Strengthening America.” Chartered by Congress in 1919, The American Legion is committed to mentoring youth and sponsoring wholesome community programs, advocating patriotism, and honor, promoting a strong national security and continued devotion to servicemembers and veterans. Nearly three million American Legion Family members in more than 12,500 posts across the nation and regions overseas serve their communities with a devotion to mutual helpfulness. The American Legion Riders of Legion family members is a program with over 2,500 chapters in Legion Posts worldwide with over 125,000 members.


National Headquarters Indianapolis, Ind.: legacyrun@legion.org


More information about the Legacy Run: https://www.legion.org/riders/legacyrun.


More information about The American Legion Riders: https://www.legion.org/riders.


More information about The American Legion Scholarship Fund: https://www.legion.org/scholarships/legacy 


To donate to the Legacy Scholarship and other American Legion charities: https://mylegion.org/PersonifyEbusiness/Donate#legion-org


More information about Be the One: https://www.legion.org/betheone





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