2021 Events

January –
17th – ALR Meeting @ 1pm at LeMars Legion Post

February –
21st – ALR Meeting @ 1pm at LeMars Legion Post

March –

20th – Saturday, Iron Pigs Steak Fry, 4pm-8pm
21st – ALR Meeting @ 1pm at LeMars Legion Post

29th – Monday, 5:30pm National Vietnam War Veterans Day Ceremony. Jeff C. Single soccer complex, South Sioux City, NE. This is a public event put on by Siouxland Freedom Park.

April –

10th – Saturday, 2ND ANNUAL RAGS TO FLAGS RUMMAGE SALE TIME: 9 AM – 3 PM, Siouxland Freedom Park, S. Sioux City, NE

11th – Sunday,  There will be a SURPRISE special cruise salute for WWII Veteran Ralph Johnson of Cherokee, Iowa, for his 100th birthday (April 12). Ralph served in the Pacific Theatre and is still living at his home. He will have family in town the day of the cruise. Sunday April 11, 2021 1:00pm- 2:00 pm at the DQ / Godfathers Pizza on Highway 59 in Cherokee. There will be an organized cruise from that location to Ralphs house. The Cherokee Fire Dept. will be leading with departure scheduled at 2:00 pm rain or shine.

14th – Le Mars unit, C-Troop 113th is due to come home on or around the 14th of April. They are slated to fly into the Sioux City airport, time to be determined. There will be a welcome home ride when date/time is determined.

17th – Saturday, 9am-5pm Remembering Our Fallen Exhibit, Siouxland Freedom Park, S. Sioux City, NE.

18th – Sunday, noon-5 pm, Remembering Our Fallen Exhibit, Siouxland Freedom Park, S. Sioux City, NE.

18th – Sunday,  ALR Meeting @ 1pm at LeMars Legion Post

May –

14th – Friday, 6:00 pm, Tulip Festival Parade, Orange City
16th – Sunday,  ALR Meeting @ 1pm at LeMars Legion Post. Blessing of the Bikes afterward @ Veteran Memorial Park, Lemars, 298 10th SE. If cancelled in May then it will be in June.

22nd – Saturday, Jeremy Morris has invited everyone to his backyard BBQ wedding reception, noon till 10pm

22nd – Saturday, Nebraska American Legion Medal Of Honor Ride, highway 20

Van Tassell Wyo. leaving 7:00 MST 109 miles 1 hour 45 min

Gordon Nebraska arriving 8.45 MST 20 min gas and rest

Gordon Nebraska leaving 9:05 MST 90 miles 1 hour 30 min

Valentine Nebraska arriving 11.35 CST 40 min gas and rest and lunch

Valentine Nebraska Leaving 12:45 CST 111 miles 1 hour 50 min

O’Neill Nebraska arriving 2:35 CST 20 min gas and rest

O’Neill Nebraska leaving 3:05 CST 115 Miles 2 hours

Jackson Nebraska arriving 5:05 CST

Jackson to South City 10 miles 20 min Arriving destination 5:25

425 miles

When we arrive we will dedicate Highway 20 as the Medal of honor Highway. And we will honor 2 living Medal of Honor Recipients in person.

28th – Friday,  Candlelight program at dusk – Vietnam Memorial Wall @ Siouxland Freedom Park

29th – Saturday, set up flags at LeMars cemetery & remove them 31st, Monday.
30th – Sunday, Thunder on the Missouri-Staging at the Sgt. Bluff American Legion Noon to 2 PM. Stage @ 11:00 am for food and patches.

30th – Sunday,  Dan Sesker Memorial Poker Run. Ogden, IA https://www.facebook.com/DanSeskerMemorialPokerRun/

31st – Monday, Memorial Day Parade at LeMars

June –

7th – Monday, 2nd Annual Golf Tournament @ Dakota Dunes Country Club.  All proceeds go to Siouxland Freedom Park. http://bit.ly/GolfRegistrationFormJune2021

13th – Sunday, Midwest Honor Flight Honor Ride, Registration 12:30pm @ South Dakota Military Heritage Alliance, ride @ 2:30pm. More info at midwesthonorflight.org/ride.

19th – Saturday, Ice Cream Days parade

27th – Sunday, ALR Meeting @ 1pm at LeMars Legion Post. After meeting we will ride to Sioux Falls VA to deliver donation.

July –

4th – Sunday, Dakota Dunes parade

17th – Saturday, USVMC Poker Run. Registration 10-11 @ Flannery’s, Elk Point

18th – Sunday, ALR Meeting @ 1pm at LeMars Legion Post

23rd – Friday, Welcome home ceremony for 1-113 Cavalry from Kosovo. 

24th – Saturday, American Legion Riders of Iowa
The A.L.R has been asked to provide a motorcycle escort across Iowa for the Hwy 20 celebration of Medal of Honor Memorial Highway. This dedication was started in Oregon and is traveling to the East coast.
Plans are as follow:
Saturday 24th, 2021 Opening Ceremony
9:30 A.M. Program starts
Sergeant Bluff American Legion Post # 662
901 Topaz Drive, Sergeant Bluff
10:00 A.M. K.S.U.
1:15 P.M. Fuel stop & break
KWIK STAR Webster City, Iowa
3:15 P.M Fuel stop & break
Flying J truck plaza Evansdale, Iowa
KWWL News channel 7 will be present for interviews. Note we must arrive by 3:15
5:30-6:00 P.M. Arrive in Dubuque, Iowa at Veterans Memorial Plaza. The flag will then be presented to Illinois for future travel

August –

14th – Saturday, 150th anniversary parade in Marcus, 2:00 pm. Hotdogs & pop at Jack Bindner’s after parade.

15th – Sunday, ALR Meeting @ 1pm at LeMars Legion Post.

21st – Saturday, Hot Dog Social, 11am – 2pm @ TCC, corner of hwy 75 & hwy 3. Freewill donation.

29th – Sunday,  30th Annual Toy Run. Sign up 10:30 – 12:00 @ Eddie’s Tavern (All vehicles welcome) The 4 main charities are: Headstart, Josh’s Rides, Shop with a Cop and LeMars Backpack Program

September –

6th – Monday, Hawarden Labor Day parade

11th – Remembering 9/11, 20 years ago. Ceremony at Freedom Park, S. Sioux City, NE,     7pm.  Also a candlelight vigil and proper U.S. flag disposal. 

11th – Saturday, Bob’s Watering Hole Poker Run, 25th annual.

11th – Saturday, Camp High Hopes poker run

13th – Monday, Clay county fair, Veteran parade

18th – Saturday, ALR Healing Run      

19th – Sunday, ALR Meeting @ 1pm at LeMars Legion Post

October –

9th – Saturday, ALR dinner @ Waddy’s in Hudson, SD. Meet at Legion in LeMars @ noon. Pictures taken that day also.
17th – Sunday, ALR Meeting @ 1pm at LeMars Legion Post.

30th – Saturday, Chili Cook-off & Bakesale, Wink-Sparks Legion in Moville. Entry fee $5 for contestants. Eating chili is a free will donation. 5:30-7:00 pm.

November –

5th – Friday, Siouxland Sleepout, 25% of homeless people are U.S. veterans. 
 21st – ALR meeting, 1 pm @ LeMars Legion post. Our challenge coins have come in and were offered for sale at this meeting! We still have plenty so if you’d like one please contact me via Ride Captain email or text me at 712 301-6083. 

December –
19th – Sunday, ALR Meeting @ 1pm at LeMars Legion Post. We’ve taken nominations but there’s still time to add nominees before our vote at this meeting! Please come to the last meeting of the year, share fellowship with your fellow brothers & sisters, vote for next year’s executive committee members and have a good time.