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Oceanside Welcomes the 12th Annual American Legion Riders State Convention

Oceanside CA—The 12th Annual American Legion Riders State Convention will be held in Oceanside on April 20-22 and will be attended by about 400 Riders along with their families.  They will be coming from all across California, from the Oregon border to Borrego Springs.  California has 88 Chapters and over 2100 Riders.

The Legion Riders will be arriving in Oceanside on Thursday, April 19 with official state convention activities on Saturday, April 21 at the Junior Seau Beach Rec Center.  The annual business meeting for the American Legion Riders, who are all Veterans, will include a special ceremony to kick off the day.   The Camp Pendleton Fire Color Guard will bring in the colors, followed by a special appearance by Bagpiper, John Keys. Guest speakers include a WWII and Korean War survivor, Assemblyman Rocky Chavez and the Commanding General, 1st Marine Division, Major General Eric Smith, plus others. We will also have representatives from Oceanside Police Department, Oceanside Fire Department and the Oceanside City Council.

About the American Legion Riders

The American Legion Riders are members of the American Legion. The Riders are veterans from all branches of service, all ages, men and women, who love riding.  They can be found participating in local events to support veterans where they live, work and play.  They participate in parades, provide help, aid and comfort to any current or former service member and their families, and raise funds for many veteran organizations.  Their efforts and participation in many events across the State enable the American Legion Riders to raise funds for Homes for Our Troops, Wounded Warrior Homes, Wreaths Across America, Road Warrior Foundation, Legion of the Silver Rose, Toys for Tots and many more.  The members come from the Legion, the Auxiliary and the Sons of the American Legion.  The American Legion Riders are family-oriented, just as is its parent organization, the American Legion and is a 501(c)19 non-profit organization.  If you are a Veteran of any branch of service, or have a family member who is a Veteran, and ride a motorcycle, you may be eligible to be an American Legion Rider.  For general information about the local post chapter, visit http://www.legionpost146.org/index.html.