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American Legion Riders | Pearce Keller Post 17 | 114 McCall Rd | Manhattan KS 66502

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5th Annual Kansas Legacy Run

62151756_2663147830366254_7258198270122393600_oSeveral of our members participated in The 5th Annual Kansas Legacy Run. The ride began on June 6th in Wichita and ended on June 9th in El Dorado.

The total miles for the Legacy Run was close to 1200. All together there were more than 50 riders from different Post in Kansas.

The Legacy Run was started nationally to provide a scholarship opportunity for children of those military members who lost their lives while serving our country. This fund has now been extended to include children of post 9/11 era and disabled veterans who are considered to be more than 50% disabled. Continue reading

Battle Of The Bulge- 74 Years Later

On Saturday, January 26, 2019 the American Legion in Manhattan, KS had very important guest.

IMG_4522Eight WWII Veterans were in attendance to commemorate 74 years since the end of the Battle of the Bulge. The veterans ranged from 93 to 100 years old.

During the event several of the veterans told stories about what it was like during the battle.

The American Legion Riders served lunch to the veterans, their family and guest.

We look forward to seeing our veterans next year. Continue reading

ALR Elected Officers For 2019







On January 8th, our newly elected American Legion Rider officers were sworn in for 2019.

Barry- Director

Mike- Assistant Director

Rob- Treasurer

Arlen- Secretary

Carolyn-Road Captain

Kirk- Historian

Troy- Sergeant’s at Arms

Thank you to everyone who volunteered for these positions.


Turkey Run 2018

46354721_2054667918158584_1618581120104792064_nOn November 17th the American Legion Riders participated in the annual Fort Riley Turkey Run.

There was enough food donated to serve 600 complete turkey dinners to Fort Riley families.

The Manhattan (Post 17) and the Chapman (Post 240) contributed the 600 bags of marshmallows for the dinners. Continue reading

ALR Fundraiser

If you would like to purchase a raffle ticket, please contact American Legion Post 17 at (785) 776-4556. Only 400 tickets will be sold. Don’t wait…..get yours today.


Mid Winter Forum

27459853_10211565129110714_5657750598137676463_nThe Mid Winter Forum was held at the American Legion Post 17 from February 2-4.

The American Legion riders were responsible for purchasing, preparing and serving all our guest for the three days. That included two breakfast meals, one lunch meal and two dinner meals.

27 riders participated during the weekend with a total of 23 man hours. Continue reading

Battle Of The Bulge 2018

bb4On Saturday, January 27, 2018, we had nine veterans from Kansas who were involved in the “Battle Of The Bulge“. We have hosted this event for several years now.

The Battle of the Bulge was from December 16, 1945 until January 25, 1945. It was the last major German offensive campaign on the Western Front during World War II.

You never get tired of listening to the veterans stories. They have experienced things you could never imagine. Some stories are really funny, but there are also so many sad stories. It is especially interesting to hear these stories from the veterans themselves.

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Wreaths Across America 2017

w1The “Wreaths Across America” ceremony was at the Fort Riley cemetery on Saturday, December 16, 2017.

Wreaths are placed on every military gravesites.


“Wreaths Across America holds simultaneous observances in more than 1,200 locations in all 50 states and 24 national veteran cemeteries on foreign soil.  The intent is to remind people that “Every Stone Has a Story” and to teach younger generations about the value of honoring those who sacrificed
to protect America’s freedoms.  The organization’s motto is “Remember, Honor, Teach.”—– Continue reading