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American Legion Riders West Coast Rally 2016

  • The Flags 1956 CA-1 Moss Landing, CA, 95039 United States (map)

This year's American Legion Riders West Coast Rally will include the annual KIA Thunder Run and Flag Raising - Honoring Gold Star Families. Combining these two events will afford ALR Chapters from all over the state the opportunity to participate in this venerable event that for years has raised awareness of the sacrifices made and endured by those who have lost loved ones in battle.

Over the last fifteen years we have focused our efforts on remembering the fallen heroes of the conflicts in the mid-East. Families from the region and their supporters have gathered together at The Flags in Moss Landing to acknowledge their losses and share their grief. Many have received condolences in the form of the traditional signed KIA flags that are the emblem of our cause.

This year we will seek to honor those who lost a family member in combat during the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. Often historically overlooked, these families richly deserve to have their losses recognized. We are honored to take up this cause and provide them with a symbol of our condolences. Their sacrifice was significant and our acknowledgment is appropriate.

Please join us on September 24th, 2016 "at the flags" near J&S Surplus on Highway 1 in Moss Landing, beginning at noon, for a ceremonial raising of the colors in honor of these Gold Star Families.

Further, if you are a member of a family who lost someone in either conflict - Korea or Vietnam - please contact us using the contact information below so that we may include you in our recognition ceremony. If you know of any Gold Star Families of either era, please let them know about this event or pass their information along to us so that we might reach out them.

Hy Libby
American Legion Riders
Chapter 31

Ignacio Alvarez
Past President
American Legion Riders
Chapter 31
Registration Form

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