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

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2020 Fall Cookout

It was that time of the year again. Our annual cookout at Keith & Sandy’s house. It was a little chilly, but we all had a great time. This year we had our meal catered…..BBQ with all the fixins.

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Mountain Oyster Fry

IMG_6028Wow, what a turn out we had for the Mountain Oyster Fry on January 17, 2020. It has been quite a few years since the American Legion Post 17 has had a Mountain Oyster Feed. From the looks of it, a lot of folks in Manhattan (and surrounding communities) were happy to see it come back. Continue reading

New ALR Officers

New OfficersOn January 14, 2020 the new officers for 2020 were sworn in by Harold (ALR Chaplain).

Director is Kirk M.

Assistant Director is Alan Z.

Secretary is Carol Z.

Treasurer is Rob M.

Sargent at Arms is Troy M.

 

2019 Veterans Parade

The Manhattan Veteran’s Day Parade was another cold, snowy afternoon. That didn’t stop a few of our riders. They did mention afterward that there was a little bit of slipping and sliding going on.

Thank you American Legion Riders!

Dinner Ride-Little Grill

One of our monthly dinner rides/drives was to a Jamaican restaurant here in Manhattan.  The food is excellent and sometimes there is entertainment.

Trunk or Treat

71666903_10214661704564931_5233569301176254464_oOn Saturday,October 19th from 4-6 pm, the American Legion put together a “Trunk or Treat” at Post 17.  There were fun activities and lots of candy for the kids.

They were hoping for a good turnout since this was the first year for “Trunk or Treat”. They estimated to have had around 300 participants. It was a great success.

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