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THE AMERICAN LEGION

DEPARTMENT OF WISCONSIN

Adjutant's Notes for July 30, 2018

MEDIA ALERT

The American Legion Riders to make a pit stop in Onalaska duringthe 13th Annual American Legion Legacy Run

Approximately 400 American Legion Riders will arrive at Onalaska American Legion Post 336 as a part of an 1,100-mile, five-state journey raising awareness about The American Legion Legacy Scholarship and the important work Legionnaires are doing in the local community.

WHEN: Wednesday, August 22, 2018 – approximately 4:30pm Media Window: 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

WHERE: Onalaska City Cemetery, 1200 Main St, Onalaska Wi @ approximately 4:30 pm
American Legion Post 336, 731 Sand Lake Road, Onalaska Wi @ approximately 5:25pm

WHAT: The American Legion Post 336 in Onalaska invites the entire community to participate in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Onalaska Cemetery on Main St to honor those who have served. A wreath will be placed at the graves of the Onalaska American Legion Post 336 founders, Otto Struck and August Klandrud.

The Wisconsin American Legion Riders District 7 will present a check for $10,000 to The American Legion National Commander for The American Legion Legacy Scholarship. The money was raised by holding our own American Legion Riders District 7 Legacy Run in June and the continued efforts to date.

WHY: Since its inception in 2002, over $13 million has been raised for The American Legion Legacy Scholarship. The American Legion Riders have generated several million dollars for the scholarship through The American Legion Legacy Run and are also engaged in countless other charitable activities that contribute thousands of dollars annually to other national, state and local programs and charities for veterans, military families and communities.

Eligibility for The American Legion Legacy Scholarship is open to children of servicemembers who died while on active duty following 9/11 as well as children of post-9/11 veterans who have been assigned a combined disability rating by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) of 50% or greater. Detailed information on the scholarship is available at Legion.org/scholarships/legacy.

To donate to The American Legion Legacy Scholarship visit https://www.members.legion.org/tal/donatenow?trantype=LGY.

ABOUT: The American Legion Legacy Run is one of the largest multistate, multiday, cross-country motorcycle events in the United States,
with many of the American Legion Riders traveling from across the country to join together in unified support for this great cause.

With a current membership of 2.1 million wartime veterans, The American Legion was founded in 1919 on the four pillars of a strongnational security, veterans affairs, Americanism and youth programs. Legionnaires support their communities through nearly 14,000 posts across the nation. Currently more than 120,000 members are also American Legion Riders. To find out more about The American Legion, please visit www.Legion.org. Follow The American Legion Legacy Run live at https://goo.gl/PTqFi4.

INTERVIEW OPPORTUNTIES:

LOCAL CONTACT: Gary Hess, Road Captain, District 7, (608) 317-3015, 9garyhess@gmail.com

MEDIA CONTACT: Ms. Margaret Abbott, (317) 407-4938, pumpkin36401@gmail.com

IF YOU WISH TO JOIN THE RIDERS ON THE RIDE: You must go to www.legion.org and register for the 2018 Legacy Run online.

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