|American Legion Post 305, Caledonia,
9546 Cherry Valley
Telephone Number 616-891-1882
|American Legion Legacy Fund Run 2017
This year members Dennis and Julee Peterson represented our Post to the National Convention in Reno Nevada. Julee is seen below
presenting a check to Bob Sussan for $1,400.00 towards the American Legion Legacy Fund.
On August 12th two hardy souls from the Post set out for Fort Dodge Kansas for the 12th Annual Legacy Ride. The American
Legion Legacy Fund, started in 2002, to provide collage scholarships for children of parents who were killed or have over 50%
disability while serving in Iraq or Afghanistan. The American Legion Riders, ALR, began Ten years ago riding to Legion National
headquarters in Indianapolis and over a period of a week rode to the host city for the American Legion National Convention. The
purpose of which to collect monies for the fund. The total $9,584,287 raised from all sources from 2002 to 2015, approximately
$5,500,000 (58 percent) was directly generated by post and department ALR programs. Significantly, a major portion of the ALR
donations are now the result of a growing number of department "state-wide" Legacy Runs planned and conducted by the
departments and posts.