American Legion Riders - Post 2 Abbeville, SC

We meet the 3rd Saturday of every month (11:00am) at the Abbeville Veterans Memorial Foundation 200 Long Branch Street, Abbeville, SC

American Legion Riders chapters are well known for their charitable work, which has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for local children's hospitals, schools, veterans homes, severely wounded servicemembers and scholarships. Since 2006, Riders nationwide have participated in the Legion Legacy Run, to annually raise money for the Legacy Scholarship Fund, established to provide scholarships to children of U.S. military personnel killed since Sept. 11, 2001. History In Garden City, Mich., in 1993, Chuck "Tramp" Dare and Bill "Polka" Kaledas, commander of American Legion Post 396, shared an idea to start a motorcycle enthusiasts association within the organization. The two longtime riders wanted an environment where Legion family members could come together to share a common love for motorcycles. Dare and Kaledas wrote a letter to Michigan Department Adjutant Hubert Hess, sharing their idea. Hess replied that he liked the concept and wanted to pursue it. Later, he gave Kaledas and Dare instructions for managing the program at the post level. He also explained how they could be approved to use the American Legion emblem, and how to gain Membership's support and recognition. At a regular meeting, Post 396 members passed a resolution for a new program to be known as the "American Legion Riders." Joined by 19 other founding members from their post, Dare and Kaledas were flooded with requests for information about their organization. They agreed to establish a central source for the Riders to ensure that chapters formed not as motorcycle clubs or gangs, but as Legionnaires and Auxiliary and SAL members joining to ride as Legion family.

Mission: Legion Riders Today Currently, 106,000 American Legion Riders meet in over a thousand chapters in every domestic department and in at least three foreign countries. Riders in Iowa have formed an honor guard called The Five Star Freedom Riders, and Riders in Mulvane, Kan., founded the Patriot Guard to protect the sanctity of military funerals from protesters. Riders in all states have escorted military units returning home from combat tours overseas, conducted massive cross-country fundraising events for wounded warriors from all services, and have raised millions of dollars for countless local, state and national charities. True to the Legion's grassroots tradition, each chapter manages its programs at the post level, where the best ideas are born. The Riders are part of many projects and events, including: Rolling Thunder, the annual POW/MIA rally in Washington on Memorial Day weekend. Annual regional rides such as Operation Wounded Warrior, sponsored by Riders in Nevada, Texas, New Mexico, Utah, Arizona, California and other Western states. Local charity events in support of The American Legion and local communities. Raising money for VA hospitals, women and children centers, children and youth centers, schools and other facilities. Sponsoring or participating in motorcycle runs to benefit numerous charities. Local memorial ceremonies and community parades. The American Legion Legacy Run, an annual cross-country fundraising ride from National Headquarters in Indianapolis to the national convention city. Riding to honor fallen military men and women, and to protect the sanctity of their funerals from those who would dishonor their memory. Escorting military units to departure airfields and airports for combat tours overseas, and welcoming them home upon their return.

Rolling Thunder 23 - 27 May 2019, with Jon & Terry Taylor, Larry, Sam and Angie. These photos of the journey and at Post 177, Fairfax, VA.

[06/02/19]   Yesterday, at the South Carolina American Legion Convention, I had the honor to transfer Butch's ALR membership from Post 2 to Post Everlasting.

He will now ride with all the American Legion Riders who have gone before him and prepare a place for all of us to ride with him again.

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2019 Legacy Run route set

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legion.org American Legion Riders motorcycle trek benefitting American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund will depart Lady Lake, Fla., on Aug. 18, and arrive in Indianapolis, Ind., on Aug. 22.

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American Legion Riders - Post 2 Abbeville, SC

American Legion Riders - Post 2 Abbeville, SC

2019 SC Am Legion State Scholarship Legacy Ride

American Legion Riders - Post 2 Abbeville, SC

[04/18/19]   Jon this msg is from Ken Tinsley, Calhoun Falls

On Oct 5, in conjunction with the Lake Russell Recreation and Tourism Coalition Fall Jubilee at the Blue Hole, we will have a car show, being organized by Pasto John Ellis of CF. I have asked him to try to get the American Legion Bikers to join in as well. Recently I communicated with Jerry Capone about same. Can/will you see who is in charge of the Bikers and determine if we can get them to participate. The auto guys are bringing toys which will be provided to Angle Tree in Abbeville County . Let me know that you get this and if you will be able to help me out. The event is on a Sat and runs noon till 3.

American Legion Riders - Post 2 Abbeville, SC

PORTER MORTON SR., PASSED AWAY 3 APR 2019. ON 8 APR 2019, MEMBERS OF THE ABBEVILLE VETERANS MEMORIAL FOUNDATION, ABBEVILLE AM LEGION RIDERS CHAPTER 2, AM LEGION POST 2 FLAG DETAIL WERE PRESENT FOR PORTER MORTON, SR., US ARMY VIETNAM ERA VETERAN FUNERAL AS HE WAS LAID TO REST AT LONG CANE AME CHURCH CEMETERY, ABBEVILLE, SC. MAY GOD BLESS PORTER MORTON, SR. AND MAY HE REST IN PEACE.

US ARMY VIETNAM ERA VETERAN

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American Legion Riders - Post 2 Abbeville, SC

Phil and Jon completed the pre-ride this weekend. The hotels are as follows: April 26 Quality Inn Sumpter. 803-469-9001. April 27 Quality Inn Surfside Beach 843-233-8585.

Tell them you are with the American Legion and get the retired military/veteran rate.

They can only hold these rooms for a few days.

[03/10/19]   Phil and Jon completed the pre-ride this weekend. The hotels are as follows: April 26 Quality Inn Sumpter. 803-469-9001. April 27 Quality Inn Surfside Beach 843-233-8585.

Tell them you are with the American Legion and get the retired military/veteran rate.

They can only hold these rooms for a few days.

Jon and I at the Waffle House in murrells Inlet , we are checking the turn by turn for the state legacy ride!!!!

[03/07/19]   The National Legacy Run will begin August 18th in Lady Lake, Florida and end on August 23rd in Indianapolis, Indiana.

If you want to participate, you don't have to do the whole ride. You could ride from Florida back to SC or from SC to Indianapolis.

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2019 ALR Run To The Thunder

For those planning on riding to D.C. with me for Rolling Thunder, here is the link to register for the Run to the Thunder.

events.r20.constantcontact.com The American Legion Riders (ALR) '2019 Run To The Thunder' motorcycle weekend and ride will take place over Memorial Day Weekend in Washington DC, in conjunction with 'Rolling Thunder.'

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Veteran Tickets Foundation

This is the website Handy told us about at our last meeting. Well worth checking out.

https://www.vettix.org/

vettix.org Vet Tix provides event tickets to our Military, Honorably Discharged Veterans and family members of troops Killed in Action.

[02/23/19]   Saw picyures from Bragg funeral escort, everyone looked good. Glad to see Rob Phillips on foot.

[02/18/19]   Don Bragg Funeral

[01/19/19]   The pre-ride for the 2019 South Carolina Legacy Ride is 9 - 10 March. The Legacy Ride is April 27 - 28. The ride begins in Sumpter, stops in Murrells Inlett Saturday night and finishes Sunday in Columbia.

Rob has hotel information and we will post that early next week.

[12/31/18]   Hapy New Year to ALL Post 2 Legion Rider's from your friend in the North.

[11/22/18]   Happy Thanksgiving to ALL my GREAT friends. God has blessed me to have all of you for fabulous friends & family.

Fun Day at AVMF Bldg. Phil Copelan smoked meat that Rob had donated. Food was good and kids enjoyed themselves. Turned out to be a nice day also.

CHAPTER 2 ALR MEETING 17 NOV 2018

ALR Meeting at AVMF Bldg. Today Rob Phillips came to meeting in his wheelchair with his grandson. Everyone was happy to see him after his motorcycle accident. Rob stated to all that if your going to ride "wear your helmet". Boot drive for Dec discussed as well as Christmas parades. We also remembered Jimmy, Jon got input for Funeral SOP among other items discussed.

ALR Meeting at AVMF Bldg. Today Rob Phillips came to meeting in his wheelchair with his grandson. Everyone was happy to see him after his motorcycle accident. Rob stated to all that if your going to ride "wear your helmet". Boot drive for Dec discussed as well as Christmas parades. We also remembered Jimmy, Jon got input for Funeral SOP among other items discussed.

Our brother Rob Phillips had a car make a left turn in front of him today. God was there with him. He gave Rob the skills to avoid the worst of it, the sense to wear his helmet and the strength to endure and survive.

I visited him at the hospital and he is in good spirits and still able to give me a hard time so I know he will be just fine.

Please keep Rob and his family in your thoughts and prayers as he begins his recovery.

13 Oct 2018 Veterans Breakfast at Abbeville Veterans Memorial Foundation

[09/16/18]   I was handed a note that someone is trying to sell a 2005 Yamaha 650 Silverado. Asking $2,800. Phone 864-391-6165

[08/30/18]   I need to know who is going to the meet and greet in Rock Hill on September 15th.

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Good afternoon,

My name is Elliott Kelley and I am reaching out on behalf of Jeff Duncan for Congress to extend an invitation to veterans in your area to attend our 8th annual Faith & Freedom BBQ on August 27th beginning at 6pm at the Anderson Civic Center in Anderson, SC. In appreciation of their service, we are inviting all first responders, veterans, National Guardsmen, and their families to attend the event for free. Free tickets may be claimed by visiting jeffduncan.com.

Would you please share this information with veterans in your area, so that if they would like to attend the event they have the opportunity. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you,
Elliott Kelley
Duncan for Congress

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American Legion Riders - Post 2 Abbeville, SC

$5,800. Trailer comes with it.

Welcome to our newest Rider, Jeff Auten.

Rolling Thunder 2018

[06/07/18]   Trying to put a feeler out to see if anyone is interested in a ride out to Helen GA Saturday morning maybe head out around 0830ish.

JOSEPH ALLEN POWER FUNERAL

Joseph's final journey to his final resting place in Dolly Cooper Veterans Cemetery in Anderson, SC escorted by Abbeville Post 2 Am Legion Riders on 17 May 2018. May God Bless him and may he rest in peace.

ROLLING THUNDER (CONTINUATION)

ROLLING THUNDER RIDE INTO WASH, DC 27 MAY 2018 THEN HEADED HOME RIGHT AFTERWARDS. HEAVY RAIN FELL VERY LUCKY NOT TO HAVE MISHAPS. THANK GOD.

ROLLING THUNDER, 27 MAY 2018 HARLEY DAVIDSON IN FAIRFAX HAD A PARADE AND GUEST SPEAKERS, FAIRFAX MAYOR, WW II VETERAN, ETC. DAY WAS VERY WARM. AFTERWARDS STAGED ON HWY 50.

27 MAY 2018, ROLLING THUNDER DAY. STARTED OUT A 4 A.M TO POST 177 IN FAIRFAX, HAD BREAKFAST, THEN LINED UP ON HWY 50 THEN TO PENTAGON, THEN DOWN TO THE WASH DC MALL THEN HEADED HOME. TORRENTIAL RAIN CAME DOWN AT TIMES UNABLE TO SEE. VERY HAPPY THAT WE MADE IT HOME SAFELY. GOD WAS LOOKING OUT FOR US. HAD A GREAT TIME AND ALSO GOT TO VISIT WITH MY BROTHER.

ROLLING THUNDER PART III I WILL TRY TO COPY VIDEO MADE.

Continuation of Rolling Thunder I.

Abbeville Post 2 Am Legion Riders who attended Rolling Thunder in Washington, DC from 24 - 28 May 2018. Those in attendance were Jon & Terry Taylor, Sam & Angie McCord, Rob Phillips, Mike Culbreth, Ben Taylor & Girlfriend Taylor & Rick & Jenny Jackson. The pics below are from Day 2 as I was not able to take photos as I was Chase Vehicle Driver. Weather was nice. First pics are of hotel in Danville, VA., then Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards in North Garden, VA, then Post 177 in Fairfax, VA & finally Vietnam Wall Night vigil. I made video but unable to post it.

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200 Long Branch St
Abbeville, SC
29620

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