American Legion Legacy Run rolls through Waynesville
American Legion Post #47, Waynesville, will host the American Legion Riders Legacy Run 2014 for a few hours on Wednesday, Aug. 20. They will arrive around 10:30 a.m. and have lunch at the Post then continue their journey to Mount Airy, Georgia.
About 400 motorcycles with an additional 100 passengers are expected to come through town that day. During their visit, the American Legion Riders Post #47, Waynesville, will be very active in making their stop an exciting and wonderful experience.
The attendance of town officials such as Mayor Gavin Brown, Waynesville Police Department, Waynesville Fire Department, Haywood County Sheriffs Department, NC State Highway Patrol, Maggie Valley Fire Department and others are expected to be present for the event.
The American Legion Legacy Run is a fundraiser for the American Legion Legacy Scholarship. These scholarships were created as a result of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom and the Global War on Terror, which left many children of our active-duty military personal in single-parent households. Children who lost parent(s) on active duty on or after Sept. 11, 2001 are eligible to apply.
American Legion Legacy Run 2014 is from Indianapolis, Indiana, to Charlotte on Aug. 17-21, 2014. It consists of 1,341 miles through eight states and is sponsored by USAA. At present, there are 694 registrations of riders and passengers and is open to all licensed motorcyclists with machines of 750 cc displacement and above. For more information about participation and requirements please see The American Legion Legacy Scholarship Program at www.legion.org/scholarship
Donations will be accepted from 10 a.m. until noon on Wednesday, Aug. 20 at the American Legion in Waynesville.