Boyne City Legion forms motorcycle group

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Ernest Peterson Post 228 of The American Legion is looking for eligible veterans who like to ride motorcycles to help establish an American Legion Riders Chapter at the post. Joining more than 1,250 other ALR chapters that ride in support of America’s future, this family oriented motorcycling activity helps promote and maintain American Legion programs. The ALR is not a motorcycle club, but rather an association of like-minded Legion Family members who enjoy family activities and the opportunity to advance the aims and goals of The American Legion.

As a very visible activity of The American Legion, Riders raise and donate funds to national, state and local programs and charities for veterans, military families, and local communities. The 2014 Legacy Run to the National Convention by the Riders raised one million dollars for the Legacy Scholarship Fund which provides college funding for children of service men and women killed on active duty since 9/11.

The new ALR Chapter will hold an organization meeting on Saturday March 21 at 1 p.m. to set up operating procedures, select officers and discuss rides and events. This meeting will be held at the Ernest Peterson Post Home, 302 S. Lake St. in Boyne City. Membership in American Legion Riders is open to current members of The American Legion, The American Legion Auxiliary, and The Sons of The American Legion (the American Legion Family) and is not restricted to membership in the Chapter Sponsor Post. Any motorcycle riders who are wartime service veterans, wives, mothers, sisters and female descendants or male descendants of wartime veterans are invited to learn more about the American Legion Family and ALR by attending this meeting.

The Boyne City Chapter of the American Legion Riders will be one of five existing Chapters in North Central Michigan. The others are at Lewiston, Onaway, Fife Lake, and Sault Ste. Marie. For more information, contact Post Adjutant Brian Morrison at, or leave a message at the Post, 582-7811.