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AL Why Belong

The American Legion is active every day. Its members work together to support their local communities, focusing on services classified under the organization’s four pillars: Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation; National Security; Americanism; and Children & Youth.

Read more about Why You Should Belong to the American Legion

The American Legion Family consists of The American Legion, Sons of the American Legion (SAL), American legion Auxiliary and American Legion Riders Members of the Riders must be members of the Legion, Auxiliary or Sons. 

Join the Legion Riders

The American Legion Riders participate in parades and other ceremonies that are in keeping with the Aims and Purposes of the American Legion. To promote motorcycle safety programs and social atmosphere for American Legion members who share the same interest. To use our Association to promote and support programs of the American Legion. 

What are the requirements for joining the Legion Riders?

  • You must be a current member in good standing of the American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary or Sons of the American Legion
  • You must be either the legally registered owner of a motorcycle, or you are the spouse of an ALR 259 member in good standing.
  • You must be properly licensed and insured per state laws.
  • You must obey motor-vehicle laws in the state in which you are operating a motorcycle or riding as a passenger.
  • You do NOT have to be a veteran to join

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Three Ways to Join the Legion Riders

1. The American Legion - If you have served federal active duty in the United States Armed Forces since December 7, 1941, and have been honorably discharged or are still serving.

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2. Sons of the American Legion - To be eligible, you must be a male descendant (includes stepsons and adopted sons) of a member of The American Legion. (Once they are signed up, you can sign up yourself.)

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You would also be eligible to join the Sons of The American Legion if you are the male descendant (stepsons and adopted sons included) of a veteran who died in service.

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You would also be eligible to join the Sons of The American Legion if you are the male descendant (stepsons and adopted sons included) of a veteran who died subsequent to his or her honorable discharge from service.

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3. American Legion Auxiliary - If you are the mother, wife, daughter, sister, granddaughter, great-granddaughter or grandmother of a veteran who is a member, or a deceased veteran who qualifies as a member.

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If qualifying for yourself served federal active duty in the United States Armed Forces since December 7, 1941, and have been honorably discharged or are still serving. You can also have dual membership in both the Legion and Legion Auxiliary.

New Membership

Download the Legion Riders Application. Complete form and send a copy of it and a check payable to American Legion Riders Post 259. Once your information is approved you will be notified. 

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(607) 432-0494
279 Chestnut St, Oneonta, NY 13820

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