Legacy Run nets $668,421
The American Legion - August 28, 2012
(Photo by Tom Strattman)
This year’s American Legion Legacy Run Home easily surpassed its donation total and, in doing so, raised The American Legion Riders donation total to the fund to well over $3 million.
Between what was raised on the National Commander’s Ride – which started in New York on Aug. 21, traveled through Pennsylvania, Ohio and Michigan and then ended in Indianapolis Aug. 23 – and donations made in Indianapolis during The American Legion National Convention – a total of $668,421 was raised to fund college scholarships for the children of U.S. servicemembers killed on active duty on or after Sept. 11, 2001.
The first American Legion Legacy Run took place in 2006; the six prior Legacy Runs netted more than $2.6 million for the Legacy Fund. This year’s top donors included the Minnesota American Legion ($40,550) and Florida American Legion ($33,046), as well as the Legion Riders from American Legion Post 593 in Converse, Texas ($25,051) .