The American Legion Riders raise funds for children's hospitals, schools, veterans homes, severely wounded servicemembers and scholarships.
The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow servicemembers and veterans.
“Never again do we want to see the honor and glory of our nation fade to the extent that
her men of arms, with despondent heart and palsied limb, totter from door to door, bowing their
souls to the frozen bosom of reluctant charity.”
American Legion Past National Commander Harry Colmery, after helping draft the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act in the winter of 1943-1944
American Legion Department of Washington
The Patriot Guard mission is to stand guard at funerals of America's Fallen Heroes
who are killed in action or are casualties of the current wars on terrorism in Afghanistan,
Iraq, or any war zone. We also offer this support to law enforcement and firefighters who
are killed in the line of duty. We shield them from protesters, showing our deepest respect
and honoring the Fallen Heroes, their families, and their communities. We are invited
guests of the family.
You do not need to ride a motorcycle or be a Military Veteran to support the Patriot Guard Mission.
There are 12 districts in the state of WA American Legion out of those 12 there are 10 districts and 37 Chapters of the ALR.