Melvin Roads Post 1231
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200 Columbia Turnpike East Greenbush, NY 12144 (map)

Chapter 1231

The American Legion


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Melvin Roads 1231 Riders
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About the Riders

Melvin Roads
The ALR is not a motorcycle club,
claims no geographic territory and supports or opposes other motorcycle clubs.

It is an association of riders that are members of The American Legion,
Sons of The American Legion or American Legion Auxiliary.

If you ride and are a member or are eliglible, feel free to attend a meeting.

The Melvin Roads Chapter of the American Legion Riders was chartered
in June 2008 with the approval of the Melvin Roads Post membership.
We meet on the third Thursday of each month.

Please take a few minutes and enjoy a video overview of the ALR.

The mission of the American Legion Riders and Melvin Roads Post 1231 is to support, honor, and respect the men and women of America's Armed Forces and their families, honor the memory of those killed in action, and assure that no veteran is forgotten.

The ALR provides a social atmosphere in which the American Legion family of members can share an interest in riding, promote motorcycle safety, provide enjoyment through programs and activities that are in keeping with the mission of the American Legion, motorcycle safety, and support the programs, events, charities, parades, and other ceremonies of the American Legion.

Since 2006, riders nationwide have participated in the Legion's Legacy Run to annually raise money for the Legacy Scholarship Fund, established to provide scholarships to children of U.S. military personnel killed since Sept. 11, 2001. Donations for this single event in 2010, exceeded $600,000.

True to the Legion's grassroots tradition, each chapter manages its programs at the post level, where the best ideas are born. The Riders are part of many projects and events, including:

  • Rolling Thunder, the annual POW/MIA rally in Washington on Memorial Day weekend.
  • Annual regional rides such as Operation Wounded Warrior, sponsore by Riders in Nevada, Texas, New Mexico, Utah, Arizona, California and other Western states.
  • Local charity events in support of The American Legion and local communities.
  • Raising money for VA hospitals, women and children centers, children and youth centers, schools and other facilities.
  • Sponsoring or participating in motorcycle runs to benefit numerous charities.
  • Local memorial ceremonies and community parades.
  • The American Legion Legacy Run, an annual cross-country fundraising ride from National Headquarters in Indianapolis to the national convention city.
  • Riding to honor fallen military men and women, and to protect the sanctity of their funerals from those who would dishonor their memory.
  • Escorting military units to departure airfields and airports for combat tours overseas, and welcoming them home upon their return.