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.
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.
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.
Matt "Straight Jacket" Hampton
Corissa "Angel" Strader
Rob "Ugh" Strader
Sons of the Legion
Dwight "Big Daddy Boom Boom" Akins
Sons of the Legion
Deb "Little Mama" Akins
US Army, US Navy, US Air Force
Sarah "Klutz" Beehler
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.
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).
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
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.
Contact the Chapter Adjutant. Rob Strader firstname.lastname@example.org
451 completed the 997 mile ride around Lake Michigan in 46 hours.
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.
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.