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Our general membership meetings are held at the Post at 6:00 p.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of each month.

The American Legion Riders are a diverse group of motorcycle enthusiasts sharing common goals. All are members of the American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary, or Sons of the American Legion—and all are united by patriotism. They answer the call to ride in service to America’s military, her veterans, and for the children and youth of our country.

The activities of the Legion Riders are limited only by the imagination of the members of the local Riders organizations. Many chapters have independently raised thousands of dollars for local children’s hospitals, schools, veterans’ homes, severely wounded servicemen and women and American Legion scholarship programs.

Since 2006, Riders have united nationally for The American Legion Legacy Run to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars each year for the American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund, established for the children of those who given their lives on active duty defending our freedoms around the world.

What started in Garden City, Michigan in 1993 has turned into a national organization of over 106 thousand American Legion Riders. Chapter 155 of Crystal River Florida is proud to be a part of it.

ALR 155 Mission: Use our motorcycles to help veterans, their families, and the community.

Last year ALR 155 donated more than $8,000 to various organizations. Here are a few:

  • Hospice of Citrus County
  • American Legion Legacy Fund
  • Post Honor Guard
  • Post 155 Veterans Programs
  • 40/8 Programs
  • Josh White Fund

Some samples of events in which we participate:

  • ALR Legacy Run to provide educational funds for children of veterans killed in action after 9/11.
  • Welcome Home Celebrations for returning soldiers
  • Purple Heart Ceremony
  • Funeral escorts for deceased veterans
  • Toys for Tots
  • 40/8 Santa Visits to elementary schools
  • Honor Flight
  • Host the Annual Mystery Poker Run for Hospice
  • Fallen Heroes Ceremony
  • Peace Officer Memorial
  • POW Ceremony
  • Vietnam Traveling Wall Escort and guard
  • Legion District and Department Meetings

On March 2, 2013, Citrus County Commissioners, by proclamation, created "ALR 155 Day" in recognition of our outstanding contributions to Citrus County.

"We bring the color, the noise, and the excitement to events!"



For More Information Contact:

American Legion Post 155
P.O. Box 908, Crystal River, FL 34423-0908
Tel: 352-795-6526
Internet: info@flpost155.org

 

 

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