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     It was with a heavy heart that we said farewell to Veteran, Legionnaire and Ghost Rider Larry Murin. Larry passed away unrepentantly on June 18, 2018; and though he lived a long-life the loss of a man of his caliber is always a shock. Larry was recognized as a member of the Riders family and awarded the designation of, Ghost Rider in recognition of his works of service to Veterans and the community. As recently as Memorial Day Larry volunteered with the Riders to staff the Post 712 Honor Guard Rifle Team to render a 21 Gun Salute to our departed Veterans. Larry was a man of Action, he was a Veteran and he was our friend.

     ***The Riders Annual Benefit Ride will take place on Saturday, August 4th to support Veterans in need through the Veterans Place of Washington Boulevard and the American Legion Post 712 Veterans Fund. Join us for a ride designed for riders of about 90 miles through the curvy roads and rolling hills of the Laurel Highlands to Laurel Hill State Park for a break and then return to Post 712 for great food and refreshments, 50/50s and American Auctions. Snacks and drinks provided at the break and a Police Escort for the Ride. This is a great ride for a great cause and is designed to keep the bottom of your boots clean! Commemorative, dinner, snacks and refreshments are included. Kickstands up at 10 AM from the Kurt J. Lesker Company (1925 Route 51, Jefferson Hills, PA 15025). Registration begins at 9 AM though pre-registration is encouraged to guarantee Commemorative. Riders $25 and Passengers $15 which includes dinner, mid-ride snacks, two drinks, fun and camaraderie.

     On July 7th Mark and Pat Smith hosted a ride to the Foxburg Winery. The day started with a continental breakfast at the Smith Residence followed by Chaplain Smitty and Pat leading the ride to Foxburg where the Riders had lunch on the banks of the Allegheny River, followed by wine tasting; which was naturally followed by wine purchasing. It was a great day for a ride and the Riders were able to answer that age-old question of, “Just how many bottles of wine can fit in a saddlebag?” The answer turned out to be in the neighborhood of 6 or 7. Another mystery solved. Thanks Smitty and Pat for your hospitality and for your leadership.

     During July 13 thru 16, the Riders traveled to Geneva on the Lake, OH, for a 3-night getaway. As with the Foxburg Ride we caught great riding weather and also enjoyed the wide-open roads of Ohio. Senior Vice President Ken Lancaster led the way and made all the plans for about 26 Riders to romp on the shores of Lake Erie. Though we also thank his better half, Jenn, as the Lady behind the plan! Ken arranged for 2 special dinners renting Piero’s Restaurant and an outdoor dinner event at the Old Firehouse Winery followed by a beautiful sunset across Lake Erie. Events during the long weekend also included beach time, a ride to Erie, PA and a somewhat foggy night of sittng around a firepit on an appropriated couch making smores. Well … what happens in Geneva stays in Geneva.

     On July 18th the Riders visited our Brother Riders at Post 760 Bethel Park to say hello and begin discussion on future events. It was a good meeting. Thanks to all who participated, President John Dillon, Senior VP Ken Lancaster, VP Rob Mansberry, Sr. Sergeant-at-Arms Tom Bodner, Deputy Treasurer Bill Weikel and Rider Ed Harmon. We had a good visit and laid a foundation for the future as the Riders programs of Post 712 and around the Nation continues to grow!

The next Riders meetings are scheduled for July 31st and September 4th. Perspective Riders who are men and of Action are always welcome!

Charlie Mike,


                    Fun Ride at Geneva-On-The-Lake






2016-2017 Officers

President: John Dillon

Sr Vice President: Kevin Jackson

Vice President: Bill Allan

Secretary: Susan Dillon

Adjutant: LLoyd Ray

Chaplain: Mark Smith

Treasurer: Beverly Weikel

Deputy Treasurer: Bill Weikel

Sr Sgt. of Arms: Tom Bodner

Sgt. of Arms: Ed Harmon

Sr Road Captain: Dan Oehler

Road Captain: Ken Lancaster

Road Captain: Bob Stefanic

Road Captain: Dan Tillery


Tue 7/31

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Riders News


    Anyone interested in becoming an American Legion Rider should talk to any member for sponsorship.  To join the Legion Riders you must meet a few basic requirements: 

  • Ø    You must have a motorcycle with valid insurance

  • Ø    You must be sponsored by a current member

                 and subsequently voted into the ALRs

  • Ø  You must already be a member in good standing with the American Legion, the Sons or the ALA (members from Posts that do not have their own Legion Riders program are welcomed to join the Legion Riders of Post 712)

  • Ø  And finally, you must pay your 2014 dues of $12. Mail check written out to "American Legion Riders Post 712" to the Post.



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