Veterans Memorial Post 347

Director: Sherri Ward

August is here and the Riders have a great month ahead. The American Legion Legacy Run will take place Aug. 21-25, 2022. The 1,200-mile ride will leave from the USS Alabama Memorial Park in Mobile, Ala., on Aug. 21 and travel through Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri, and Illinois before winding up at American Legion Post 434 in Oak Creek, Wis. – a 20-minute drive from Milwaukee, the site of the 2022 American Legion National Convention.

Medal of Honor Recipient, Gary Wetzel, a Legion Rider from Post 434, will await the ride on its final stop and be a part of its closing ceremonies. Later that evening, Legacy Run participants will be able to take part in a bike night outside of the nearby Harley-Davidson Museum campus upon the conclusion of activities at post 434.

Chapter 347 has 10 participates this year. We would like to thank our Legion families for their support in this endeavor and a safe ride for all.

Thank You,

August, 2022

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Happy 4th of July everyone!

The Riders 2022-2023 new officer slate is Sherri Ward Director, Mike Haynes Asst Director, Linda Haynes Adjutant, Louise Labbe Finance Officer, Chaplain Bob Johnson, Barry McFarland Sgt @ Arms, Road Captain Larry Pekoe, Historian Wayne Rodgers, and Gene Haplea PIO. We are going to make this year even better than last year.

One of our Charter members Bill Lynn is doing the Hoka Hey Motorcycle Challenge. The riders do 10,000 miles in 10-14 days. They sleep in tents by their bikes and have no GPS. They are given a map and off they go. The ride starts in South Dakota (1900 miles before he starts the 10,000). He is riding for the Gary Sinise Foundation. If you would like to donate, please contact me, Sherri Ward 251-689-7033 I will be happy to assist you. Please keep our fellow Legionnaire/Rider in your prayers.

We would like to welcome all the other officers within the Legion Family and please let us know if we can be of assistance. Change happens in number, and we are all family.

Looking forward to another great year 2022-2023.

July 2022

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