September 1, 2016 at 4:44 p.m.

Veterans' Legacy Run ride sees hospitality in Harris

Veterans' Legacy Run ride sees hospitality in Harris
Veterans' Legacy Run ride sees hospitality in Harris

On August 12-14 the Minnesota Legion Riders began the annual Legacy Run.  This event benefits the Legacy Fund providing scholarship money for children who have lost military parents since 9-11-2001.

The ride began in East Grand Forks, MN and  traveled over 1,000 miles to  cities through northern Minnesota, such as Thief River Falls, Middle River, Mahnomen, Walker, Bovey, Hill City, Little Falls, Milaca, Pine City, Harris, Forest Lake to name a few.

During the only stop in Chisago County, about 50-60 motorcycles rolled into the Harris American Legion where they were greeted and served cool beverages by Commander John Ploetz and staff. Great conversation and stories were shared.

Donations were presented to the Riders group (see photo above) by Chairman Steve Sullivan and Department (State) Commander Denise Milton by Commander Ploetz. (The cardboard cutout image is Paul Hassing, a 10th District Vice Commander, and Legion Rider who is currently serving in Afghanistan.

Legion Riders raised $103,000 that was presented at the 2015 National Convention.

This year, just during the two weekends of the ride they raised $117,000! More was raised after the ride, but, the total amount was to be disclosed August 30 at the 2016 National Convention in Cincinnati, Ohio.

A huge thank you to the Harris Post and all other legions for their hospitality.

Comments:

Commenting has been disabled for this item.

Events

June

SU
MO
TU
WE
TH
FR
SA
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
SUN
MON
TUE
WED
THU
FRI
SAT

To Submit an Event Sign in first

Today's Events

No calendar events have been scheduled for today.

Events

June

SU
MO
TU
WE
TH
FR
SA
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
SUN
MON
TUE
WED
THU
FRI
SAT

To Submit an Event Sign in first

Today's Events

No calendar events have been scheduled for today.