2007 Photo Album


Riders Visit Milwaukee VA Hospital - December 17, 2007

Members from the Milwaukee districts along with a few stragglers from districts 1 & 2 visited the Spinal Cord Unit at the Milwaukee VA Hospital. They gave the veterans Harley T-shirts and candy and tried to drum up some Christmas cheer. It's always a very emotional visit for the Riders. Below are a few photos from that visit.


Milwaukee Veteran's Day Parade - November 11, 2007

Members from a number of districts participated in this year's Veteran's Day parade held in downtown Milwaukee. Below are a few photos of the event.


Membership Roundup Rally - Portage - September 22, 2007

Below are some photos taken at the membership roundup rally at Dept HQ in Portage. Many of the Riders rode to HQ and participated in this event. Wisconsin's American Legion State Commander, David Kurtz is receiving memberships from a number of Legion Posts throughout the state.


Tomahawk Fall Color Ride - September 12-16, 2007

Through wind, sleet, rain and snow, the Riders persevered in their recuiting efforts at Sara Park this year at the Tomahawk Fall Color Ride in Tomahawk, WI. Below is a photo of those braving the elements.


Richfield Parade - August 26, 2007

Below are a few photos taken at the Richfield Days parade. Riders from Districts 1, 2 and 4/5 (and District 8) participated on an absolutely perfect day (no waders required). Ha Ha


August Quarterly State Meeting - August 4, 2007

Below is a picture of Richard Keller, State Secretary at this past weekend’s quarterly meeting. Here Richard is receiving a plaque from ALRA of WI State President, Roy Helms for services well and diligently performed as State Secretary of the ALRA of Wisconsin. Congratulations Richard and best wishes to you!

Eileen "Baby Doll" Pasbrig from District 4/5 (Milwaukee District) has graciously accepted her new role as ALRA of Wisconsin's State Secretary. Best of luck to you Eileen. We all know you will do a fine job for the organization!


Wild Rose Parade - July 22, 2007

Members from the ALRA of WI participated in the Wild Rose Parade this year. Below are a few photos of the event.


Sincere Appreciation

"I would like to send out a personal thank you to all that helped at the Wheelchair games, it was a great success. I talked to some of the athletes before they left and they said that Milwaukee was the best city and some of best games they have been to in many years."

Ride Safe & Free " They are not forgotten, "
IRISH Patrick G. Moore


Wheel Chair Games 2007

The ALRA of Wisconsin has adopted the Wheel Chair Games as their statewide project this year. It sounds like it was a very successful event. Below are a few photos taken from the event.

This photo is showing one of the teams getting ready for the next round of competion at the Zoo on Friday June, 22.

A group photo taken with one of the participants, John Powell from Balch Springs, TX. He was so excited to see us.
John did go on in the softball competition and was on the gold medal team for this event.

This is Godfather, schmoozing with the Klement's sausage runners.


Rolling Thunder 2007

The following are some photos taken by some of the Milwaukee district's members who attended Rolling Thunder 2007 in Washington DC. It's an event that every ALRA of WI member should experience.



State ALRA of WI Officer Election Results

The results are in and here are the state officers for the ALRA of WI for the next two years. Congratulations to all of them and know they will all do a fine job!

President Roy Helms
Vice President Ray Pasbrig
Secretary Richard Keller
Treasurer Stan Brill
Sgt at Arms Jim Schendel
Road Cpt #1 Tim Dobson
Road Cpt #2 Dan Foley
Historian Nancy Helms
Chaplain Ray Behnke


Serving America Parade in Jackson WI - June 10, 2007

ALRA of WI members from District 2 and the Milwaukee District participated in a parade in Jackson Wisconsin. Below are a few photos from that event.


2006 ALRA of WI Membership Banquet - March 25, 2007

This year's annual membership banquet was held at CJ's in Ripon. Many awards were given out that evening and were given special recognition. Congratulations to District 3 for the most improved district for membership! A good time was had by all. Below are a few photos of the event.


Commander Chuck Cooney's Innaugural Dinner - March 10, 2007

Below are a few photos taken at State Commander Chuck Cooney's Testimonial Dinner which took place on March 10th in Brookfield at Post 449. State ALRA of Wisconsin President, Roy Helms is presenting Commander Chuck with a token of appreciation from our organization. Roy also had a chance to visit with past State Commander Ted Duckworth.


The American Legion Legacy Run - 2007

For those interested, registration IS NOW OPEN for The American Legacy Run, August 19-26, 2007, a 2,100-mile motorcycle run from Indianapolis, Indiana to Reno, Nevada and the 89th Annual American Legion National Convention. Please click here for a registration form. Then, fill it out mail the registration form to:

American Legion Legacy Run
Attn: Registration
PO Box 1055
Indianapolis, IN 46206


Registration is open to all--you do not have to be a member of The American Legion Riders. Cost is $35 for drivers, and $15 for non-driving passengers. Registration will be available during the Run at prearranged sites, or riders may pre-register at the registration link mentioned above. Registration includes entry to all events but does not cover food, gas, or lodging.

Indiana American Legion Riders will host a registration day rally and a social event on Thursday, August 18, the evening before departure, at Indiana’s Post 500, Speedway, Indiana.

National Commander Paul A. Morin (MA), will lead off the event in Indianapolis, Indiana. Several other “surprise” VIPs are expected to attend.

All registrants, whether they participate in the Run or not, will receive the special commemorative Legacy Run Patch and route map book.

Participants may choose to ride the entire 2,100 miles or simply register and join and depart at any point along the route. Day riders are welcome to register and ride along, too!

Riders can print the registration, again, located above and mail it in with payment (check or credit card only-no cash, please).

American Legion Riders Chapters all over the United States are asked to help raise money, year-round, for The American Legacy Scholarship Fund.

Any sponsoring chapter or post may order special fundraising kits from the legacy run website. These kits are free of charge, we ask only $5 for postage/shipping.

Riders Chapters and other groups (Patriot Guard, etc.,) are encouraged to ride with us.


Schedule of Run Events (TENTATIVE)

August 18, 2007 Gathering of Riders hosted by The American Legion Riders of Indiana. Final Registration and Road Captain training at American Legion Post 500, Indianapolis, Indiana.

August 19 - Early morning assembly and departure from Post 500.

August 19 - Overnight stop in Iowa City, Iowa

August 20 - Overnight stop in Grand Island, Nebraska

August 21 - Overnight stop in Cheyenne, Wyoming

August 22 - Overnight stop in Evanston, Wyoming

August 23 - Overnight stop in Elko, Nevada

August 24 - Early afternoon arrival in Reno, Nevada

August 25 - American Legion Riders National Rally

August 26 - American Legion National Convention Parade



SHARE this information with other riders.

REGISTER for the Legacy Run, even if you cannot make the run itself.

RAISE MONEY for the Legacy Scholarship Fund

VOLUNTEER to help raise funds or just to help register the Riders.

FIND A NATIONAL SPONSOR - A large corporation may be interested in event sponsorship, even title sponsorship, of Run-related programs or entertainment. Interested? Go to the sponsors page for details at www.legion.org/legacyrun

FIND LOCAL SPONSORS - A local business might want to donate $1 for each mile you can ride. Another might want to set up a booth at one of our day or evening stops.

PARTICIPATE in the Legacy Run, as a volunteer, or by riding with us along as much of the route as you can. Registered “day” riders are most certainly welcome!

CONTRIBUTE directly to The American Legacy Scholarship Fund



evetrecs: Request Copies of Military Personnel Records

The National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) has provided the following website for veterans to gain access their DD-214 online: vetrecs.archives.gov. This may be particularly helpful when a veteran needs a copy of his DD-214 for employment purposes. NPRC is working to make it easier for veterans with computers and Internet access to obtain copies of documents from their military files. Military veterans and the next of kin of deceased former military members may now use a new online military personnel records system to request documents. Other individuals with a need for documents must still complete the Standard Form 180, which can be downloaded from the online web site. Because the requester will be asked to supply all information essential for NPRC to process the request, delays that normally occur when NPRC has to ask veterans for additional information will be minimized. The new web-based application was designed to provide better service on these requests by eliminating the records center's mailroom processing time.