Upcoming Events


American Legion Riders Song
 Mar. 28
 • Commanders Club 4:00 pm
APRIL 2015
 Apr. 05
 • House Committee 10:00 am
 Apr. 14
 • Post 8 and Auxiliary meetings 7 pm
 • Nomination of Post Officers
 Apr. 21
 • BURGER NIGHT 4:30-6:30
 • A L R Meeting 7:00 pm
 Apr. 25
 • Commanders Club 4:00 pm
Apr.30-May 3 Charity Poker Event


Law Enforcement Appreciation Spaghetti Dinner

Thank You to everyone who made this event so successful on January 21st!
On March 6, 2015, a check for $2500 was presented to Scott Reinacher, President of the Thin Blue Line of Michigan by Post 8. Pictured left to right are Mike Gurnsey, Adjutant; Ray Carrier, Chaplain & Past Cmdr; Sheriff Tim Donnellon, St. Clair County; Chuck Teller, Finance Officer & Past Cmdr; Scott Reinacher, President TBL of MI; Sgt. Jason Barna, Port Huron Police Department; Ralph Scott II, Past Cmdr.


ALR Plaque to Olive Garden 2014

Members of the American Legion Riders Post 8 delivered a Recognition and Gratitude Plaque to the Fort Gratiot Olive Garden for their generous donation of spaghetti and all the fixings for our Spaghetti Dinner Fund Raiser.



Memorial Day Parade Port Huron 2014

Members of the American Legion Riders Post 8 rode in the 2014 Memorial Day Parade. To see over 100 pictures, click on this link - Photo Gallery



Riders Attend Memorial Tribute In Lansing

Members of the American Legion Riders Post 8 attended the Michigan Senate's 20th Annual Memorial Day Service on May 22, 2014.





USS EDSON, July 13, 2013

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ALR Burger Night, June 18, 2013

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A.L.R. Officers, 2014-2015

Director Dennis O'Connor
Assistant Director Nick Lucas
Treasurer Dennis O'Connor
Secretary Joy Hill
Chaplain Ed Burke
Sgt-at-Arms Al Bloome

American Legion Riders History

Rider's Creed

American Legion Riders 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. Pat Babcock, an SAL member from Michigan, created a Web site with sample by-laws and instructions for forming new chapters. AmericanLegionRiders.net remains the primary source of information and assistance for new chapters.