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

Stop By The Legion On Thursday For Dinner!!


The American Legion Riders participate in quite a few flag lines for funerals. Most of the time it is for veterans that we don’t even know.

Other times the flag line is for one of our members or their family.

Rest in peace.

Poppy Day

p04ddvc8It was that time of the year again. Handing out poppies.

Every year the American Legion Post 17 hands out poppies at different locations around Manhattan.

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Brown Bag Ride


IMG_7718During the summer we go on a “Brown Bag Ride”. One of the members is in charge of mapping out a ride, and keeping it a secret until the day of the ride.

Everyone brings a bagged lunch to eat at our destination. We never know where the ride might takes us. It is always a fun day!

Make Some Noise

IMG_7936When Manhattan High School has a Friday home football game you might hear a lot of noise at the end zone. For the last several years some of our riders have taken their motorcycles and parked them in the end zone.

When the football team comes out of the locker room at the beginning of the game, the motorcycles start their engines and make a lot of noise. What a great way to get the team and spectators rev’d up for the game. Continue reading

Home At Last

On September 25, 2021, Chaplain (Captain) Emil J. Kapaun finally made it home. It was a long journey, but he is finally home. Chaplain Kapaun was born in Pilsen, Kansas on April 20, 1916. He died a Prisoner of War on May 23, 1951 in Pyoklong, North Korea.

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September Dinner Ride

We took the long way to get to Wamego for the September dinner ride. Our destination was the new Mexican restaurant “Viva La Fiesta”.

That place was very colorful. The food was good and it is always a great time when we get together to share a meal.