About Us

Our Chapter

Chapter 451 was formed in December 2017 with  21 transfering members from Chapter 83 in Laporte.  The Department of Indiana issued 451 it's Charter in April of 2018 with 21 Charter members.  We view our membership in this Chapter as a Brotherhood, we are a family with extremely close ties to our Post and it's success and mission.  Several members of our Chapter are Officers in the Legion, Legion Auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion.

ALR Mission

 To participate in organized rides, parades and other community events and ceremonies that are in keeping with the Aims and Purposes of the American Legion. …To promote motorcycle safety and education programs and to provide a social atmosphere forAmerican Legion members who share the same interest. 

451's Mission

 To support the Department and National mission.  To participate in local charity rides that support veterans and their families causes.  To sponsor events and rides that support the Indiana Veteran's home and PTSD awareness. To conduct escort activities to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our Country.

Our Leadership

Director

Matt "Straight Jacket" Hampton

US Army

Assistant Director

Corissa "Angel" Strader

US Army

Adjutant

Rob "Ugh" Strader

US Cavalry

Road Captain

Brett Stormer

Sons of the Legion

Treasurer

TBD

Chaplain

Dwight "Big Daddy Boom Boom" Akins

Sons of the Legion

Secretary

Deb "Little Mama" Akins

AL Auxiliary

Sergeant-at-Arms

Rick Kentaft

US Army, US Navy, US Air Force

Communications Officer

Sarah "Klutz" Beehler

AL Auxiliary

Eligibility

Joining the American Legion Riders Chapter 451

1- Establishing "Parent" Membership

All members of the American Legion Riders must establish membership in the American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary  or the Sons of the American Legion.  

Joining the American Legion

 If you have served federal active duty in the United States Armed Forces during any of the war eras listed below, and have been honorably discharged or are still serving -- you are eligible for membership in The American Legion!

*AUGUST 2, 1990 TO TODAY(PERSIAN GULF/ WAR ON TERRORISM)DECEMBER 20, 1989 TO JANUARY 31, 1990(OPERATION JUST CAUSE - PANAMA)AUGUST 24, 1982 TO JULY 31, 1984(LEBANON/GRENADA)FEBRUARY 28, 1961 TO MAY 7, 1975(VIETNAM)JUNE 25, 1950 TO JANUARY 31, 1955(KOREA)DECEMBER 7, 1941 TO DECEMBER 31, 1946(WORLD WAR II)APRIL 6, 1917 TO NOVEMBER 11, 1918(WORLD WAR I)

*Because eligibility dates remain open, all members of the U.S. Armed Forces are eligible to join The American Legion at this time, until the date of the end of hostilities as determined by the government of the United States.U.S. Merchant Marine eligible only from December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946 (WWII). 

Joining the American Legion Auxiliary

 Membership in the American Legion Auxiliary shall be limited to the grandmothers, mothers, sisters, wives, and direct and adopted female descendants of members of The American Legion, and to the grandmothers, mothers, sisters, wives, and direct and adopted female descendants of all men and women who were in the Armed Forces of the United States during any of the following periods and died in the line of duty during such service, or who, having received an Honorable Discharge, died after service:

A woman who is eligible for American Legion membership is eligible to join the American Legion Auxiliary regardless of whether or not she is a member of The American Legion. However, eligibility of her female relatives (sister, mother, direct decedents) depends upon her membership in The American Legion.Gulf War/War on Terrorism August 2, 1990 to date of cessationPanama December 20, 1989 - January 31, 1990Lebanon and Grenada August 24, 1982 - July 31, 1984Vietnam War February 28, 1961 - May 7, 1975Korean War June 25, 1950 - January 31, 1955WW II December 7, 1941 - December 31, 1946WW I April 6, 1917 - November 11,1918 

Joining the Sons of the American Legion

 All male descendants, adopted sons and stepsons of members of  The American Legion, and such male descendants of veterans who died in Service during World I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, the Persian Gulf War and the War on Terrorism, during the delimiting periods set forth in Article IV, Section 1, of the National Constitution of The American Legion, or who died subsequent to their honorable discharge from such service, shall be eligible for Membership in the Sons of The American Legion. l.

Step 2- Applying to the ALR Chapter 451.

 Contact the Chapter Adjutant.          Rob Strader  alr451adjutant@gmail.com

Events

No upcoming events.

451 News

1 July 2018- Lake Michigan Circle Tour

451 completed the 997 mile ride around Lake Michigan in 46 hours.

25 June 2018- 3rd District Appointment

Incoming American Legion 3rd District Commander Wayne Zeman appoints 451 Riders Adjutant Rob Strader as a 3rd District Vice Commander for 2018/2019.  He will also represent the 3rd District at the Department of Indiana regarding Homeless Veterans issues.  

24 June 2018- Post 451 Installs its Legion, Auxiliary and Sons of the Legion 2018/2019 Officers.

 Officer Installation teams from around the district and local department officers to include the Auxiliary Department President and incoming President preside over the installtion of the Officers of Post 451.  ALR members serving in Post officer positions.  Rob Strader is the 1st Vice Commander and Finance Officer, Matt Hampton is the 2nd Vice Commander.  Rick Kentaft is the Chaplain and Sergeant-at-Arms, Corissa Strader is the Adjutant.  In the Auxiliary, Elsa Conroy is the Historian, Natalee Stewart is the Membership Chair.  In the Sons, Philip Strader is the Adjutant. Riders in 451 are committed to the success of the overall Post mission.  

Contact Us

Get in Touch!

Join us for a ride!

Legion Riders 451

121 Skwiat Legion Avenue, Michigan City, Indiana 46360, United States

(219) 879-9827