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4106 Stringfellow Road, SAINT JAMES CITY,, FLORIDA

AMERICAN LEGION POST 136

 

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CHAPTER 136   SAINT JAMES CITY, FL 

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LEGION  RIDERS  CHAPTER 136  Officers

 

2017-2018

Director: Dave Moore

Assistant Director:  Don Barber

Secretary: Joanne Correia

Treasurer:  Norma Royer

Sgt. at Arms:  Anthony Ricco

Chaplain:  Tom Rusick

Membership:   Joanne Correia

Historian:  Joanne Correia

 

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American Legion Riders meet the First Wednesday of Every Month at 6:30 PM

To join us, you need to be a current member of the American Legion Post 136 or a Member of a American Legion that does NOT have a Riders Chapter. You also must own a motorcycle or be a passenger of a current rider.

Group Activities include Rides - Weekend day bi-monthly, weekly Wednesday rides to different American Legion Posts, Veteran destinations such as Museums, Walls and Homes.

We support many charity events both here at the Post and with other Motorcycle Veteran Groups providing Official Thunder Escorts for Military Burials and Ceremonies. All of our events are posted in a private Scheduling system to keep our members informed.

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To be eligible for membership you must be (or become) a member of the American Legion, Auxiliary or Sons of the Legion in any Post but you can not belong to more than one chapter of the American Legion Riders.  You must own a motorcycle over 250cc'sand have a motorcycle license or you must be a spouse of a member.  Contact Joanne Correia / Riders Membership Coordinator at  legion136@comcast.net

 

 
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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 Center, 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 cooperation 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!

 

A Great Act of Kindness from Legion Post 136 Riders

March 18, 2017 the Port Charlotte Patriot Riders group requested Post 136 Riders to ride as Escorts from Port Charlotte Funeral Home to Sarasota National Cemetery. Their mission that day was to pick up and provide a Military escort for Murray “Slim” Gilchrest, a homeless veteran.

The Legion Riders Motto is “Let No One Be Forgotten”.  Early last Wednesday morning, 18 American Legion  Riders from Pine Island Post 136, fought their way through the thick fog and 60° weather. They were meeting up with another 25 Motorcycle Veteran Riders in Port Charlotte. As the weather cleared, Slim had a beautiful escorted ride to his final resting place with almost 50 motorcycles watching over him. For the Pine Island American Legion Riders Chapter 136, this was 150 mile round trip.  When asked why do we do this? The answer is very simple “We ride to honor those who have served”.

Post 136 can not to begin to thank our Riders for all the great caring things they do as a group. American Legion Post 136 Family wants to Say Thank You and let you know how very proud we are of each one of you.

 

American Legion Post 136 Honor Guard and Legion Riders

The Honor Guard was called to perform a Sea Burial Ceremony for an Army Veteran and his wife sponsored by “Rainbow Memorials at Sea”. May 10, 2017 at 10:00 AM, the dockside ceremony flag folding was held at Getaway Marina, Fort Myers Beach. After the dockside ceremony the Honor Guard with the deceased family members boarded the vessel Sea Trek to place the remains in the designated burial area in the Gulf of Mexico.

No Ceremony is complete without support from Post 136 Riders. The Legion Riders Motto is “Let No One Be Forgotten” and “We ride to honor those who have served our Country”. 

The family expressed how impressed they were with the professionalism the American Post 136 was by the Honor Guard and the Riders. They further stated how much Love they felt from the American Legion and it was truly a “WOW” moment for their entire family. 

 

 

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