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

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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

2017 Christmas Party

24993506_1857648371193874_6346059307191912469_nAnother ALR Christmas party in the books. We had a “white elephant” type party. Its a lot of fun snatching  presents from each other.

Some of the presents got snatched up a couple of times and that makes for an exciting time. The rule is after a gift has been snatched three times, it stays with that person.

Our group always has a good time together. Continue reading

Veteran’s Day Parade 2017

23379941_10214844682219967_420385904648611300_nIt is a cold November day in Manhattan, Ks…..29 degrees.  The cold weather won’t stop the American Legion Riders from participating in the Veteran’s Day Parade.

The riders group is comprised of active duty veterans, retired veterans, spouses of veterans, sons and daughters of veterans.

We have members from all age groups. Continue reading

Annual Ratzloff Party

IMG_1832Another successful American Legion Riders party at Keith & Sandy’s house. This is a get-together we all look forward to each year.

Our riders aren’t just Legion members, we have become friends.

Every year for the past 4 years, Keith & Sandy have hosted this annual BBQ at their home. It is always so much fun.

The food was great, Ribs, Chicken and so many delicious sides. Of course there was a dessert table full of goodies.

No one went home hungry that night. Continue reading

Brownbag Ride To Miltonvale

bb7It was a beautiful day for a ride.

This is an annual ride the American Legion Riders take together. We take a ride down country roads and then stop in a small town.  Our lunch is from a “brownbag”, or any type bag will work.

We want to give out a special “Thanks” to Harold R. for planning the ride and destination. Continue reading