2002 Photo Album
March 17, 2002 - ALRA Recruitment Booth at ABATE Region 2E Motorcycle Show & Swapmeet
May 19, 2002 - Fox Valley H.O.G. & Appleton Legion Post 38 sponsor Third Annual Veteran's Group Ride to Wisconsin Veterans Home Open House in King WI
May 19, 2002 - ALRA of WI & Rolling Thunder participate in Motorcycle Color Guard and Service Flag Display Procession and Candlelight Remembrance Ceremony in Ripon WI
May 22-26, 2002 - Run to the Wall & Rolling Thunder XV (Milwaukee to Washington D.C.)
June 7, 2002 - ALRA of WI, Sons of the American Legion in Princeton and American Legion District 6 Officers gather for the Electric Parade in Brillion.
June 19, 2002 - Miss Wisconsin Pageant Parade in Oshkosh
July 4, 2002 - Independence Parades in both Oshkosh & Omro
July 20, 2002 President's Note of Congratulations
The American Legion Riders Association of Wisconsin was officially recognized by the passing of a Department Resolution at the State American Legion Convention in Green Bay on 20 July 02! This was a group effort from RIDERS across the State. In the end, It took all of us working in concert with our individual Posts to get this done. A special thanks to Roy from Oshkosh WI and Matt from St Croix Falls, WI
It also included some help from ALR's in other states believe it or not. Thanks to Bill from Michigan. A special thanks to Colorado and Texas Chapters of the ALR, who have led the way on Department approval of their ALR Programs. If what I am told is right, this makes Wisconsin number 3 to get recognized...and we did it in 23 months from our conception. Way to go ALRA of WI! We are now recognized as an official association within the American Legion, Dept of Wisconsin.
|Resolution passes! From left to right: P.R. Meyer (State President), Andy Martin, Nancy Helms, Dawn Martin, Jack Hill, Roy Helms (District 6 President), Kathy and Matt Kingsbury|
August 17, 2002 - First Annual ALRA of WI Riders Run raising money for Camp American Legion
August 21 & 22, 2002 - The honor of escorting the AVTT (American Veterans Traveling Tribute) Milwaukee to Appleton Harley Davidson. ALRA of WI also assisted with the construction of The Wall
August 24, 2002 - ALRA of WI had the honor of participating in Rolling Thunder's Candlelight Remembrance Ceremony with the Gold Star Mothers at The Wall at Appleton Harley Davidson. It was an unforgettable memory.
September 2, 2002 - Labor Day Parade in Menasha
September 8, 2002 - ALRA of WI sponsored the "Salute to Our Troops II" Parade in Oshkosh.
September 11, 2002 - Peace, Prayers & Patriotism - September 11th Remembrance Gathering in Menasha. The event started out with a motorcycle color guard and service flag display escorted to Calder Stadium in Menasha by numerous law enforcement officials. A "Flag of Humanity" was also constructed by hundreds of participants who attended the gathering. Governor Scott McCallum was present to honor those who died in the September 11th tragedy, along with numerous law enforcemtnt, fire and EMS personnel. In addition, various religious leaders from the local communities paid tribute in remembrance of that tragic day.
December 7, 2002 - The Holiday Parade in Omro - our last parade of the year.
The End to a Great Year!