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Veterans Ride Across America Through Kentucky for Kids of Fallen Heroes

Arrival en-masse Sunday, August 17 in Pikeville, Ky after lunch stop in Lexington enroute to Charlotte, N.C.

INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by The American Legion:

WHO: Daniel M. Dellinger, National Commander of The American Legion and hundreds of wartime veterans on motorcycles, The American Legion Riders

WHAT: The American Legion Legacy Run is a 1,350-mile fund raising motorcycle run from Indianapolis to Charlotte, N.C., Aug. 17-21, 2014. The ride ends in Charlotte, just in time for the 96th National Convention of the Indianapolis-based American Legion.  More than 350 motorcycle riders are expected to make the entire five-day journey.

The American Legion Riders are traveling through eight states, stopping only for promotional events, luncheons, nightly events and fund raising, to include a special appearance at The American Legion Baseball World Series championship game on Aug. 19 in Shelby, N.C. The Legacy Run is one of the largest multistate, multiday cross-country motorcycle events in the United States.

WHY: The goal this run is to raise $450,000 for the American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund for children of military personnel who died on and after Sept. 11, 2001.  Legion Riders from across the country are collecting funds to present to Commander Dellinger at national convention.  All Americans across the country can contribute to show our nation's appreciation for those who paid the ultimate price for freedom. Since the fund's inception in 2006, The American Legion has raised over 4.3 million dollars with every dollar donated being placed directly into The American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund.

Information on the Legacy Scholarship fund is at: www.legion.org/scholarships/legacy.

Commander Dellinger, Legion Riders and Legionnaires will be available for interviews on arrival in Pikeville, Ky. Great photo opportunity.  Great cause. Great story. 

WHEN: Sunday, Aug. 17 at approximately 5 p.m., Legion Riders will arrive en masse. Lunch stop at the Man O'War Harely Davidson dealership, 2073 Bryand Road in Lexington at approximately 12:15. Refueling stops are slated for Walton, Ky and Clay City, Ky.

WHERE: Pikeville Harley-Davidson, 354 South Mayo Trail.

Contact David Elmore, 317.441.2190, Legacy Run Media Outreach Team, to schedule interviews, arrange live/taped coverage and to check on the progress of the Legacy Run.  Complete details on the American Legion Legacy Run are available at http://www.legion.org/riders

SOURCE The American Legion

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