The First Responders Foundation is honored to be inducting The American Legion Riders Post 374 Millard NE into the Ancient Society of St. Florian and St. Michael at the 5th Annual 9/11 Luncheon of Honor on September 10, 2021.
Each year the First Responders Foundation selects community members and/or organizations to induct into the Ancient Order of Saint Florian and Saint Michael. This honor is reserved for those who have provided long-term and exceptional service to first responders, veterans, and their families through their enduring and exceptional acts of financial giving or acts of selfless volunteerism.
The American Legion Riders Post 374 Supports JAVELAN in Significant Ways
This year we are honored to induct The American Legion Riders Post 374 Millard NE, due to their long and continued support of our JAVELAN Program. JAVELAN provides funding for service dogs for veterans and retired first responders. Over the last 4 years, the Millard riders have raised and donated over $18,000 in direct support of JAVELAN. They have given countless hours helping with fundraising and assisting with events. With no hesitation, they funded, almost entirely, a $1200 hypoallergenic puppy for a retired FBI officer requesting help gaining a service dog. This team of riders has unselfishly championed support in all aspects of what JAVELAN stands for and what it means. This group has shown great compassion for all veterans and first responders alike.
Their charity knows no end as they are also ardent supporters of the community.
They donate an annual stipend to the Nebraska State Patrol to assist in purchasing working dogs. They furnished much-needed supplies to the Millard West High School ROTC. Through the Moving Veterans Forward Organization, they organized a furniture drive to help get homeless veterans off the streets. The First Responders Foundation cannot thank them enough for all the assistance to JAVELAN and the community.
American Legion Riders
The American Legion Riders are comprised of men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces, and have been honorably discharged or are still serving currently, or are spouses of family members of veterans. Over 110,000 American Legion Riders meet in over 2,000 chapters in the United States and in three foreign countries. Riders in all states have escorted military units returning home from combat tours overseas, conducted massive cross-country fundraising events for wounded warriors from all services, and have raised millions of dollars for countless local, state, and national charities. True to the Legion’s grassroots tradition, each chapter manages its programs at the post (local) level, where each post knows what is best for their community.
The Original Charter of The American Legion Riders, Millard Chapter 374 was granted by The American Legion, Department of the State of Nebraska, on 18 April 2012. Since the start, this small group of brothers and sisters, which currently numbers less than 50 riders, has raised and donated over $78,000 to community and charitable Veteran causes.
Representing the American Legion Riders Post 374, and all Omaha area riders, at the 9/11 Luncheon of Honor, will be Post 374 ALR Director Steven Lahrs and Assistant Director Robert Rooney
First Responders Foundation in Omaha
Again, the First Responders Foundation and the JAVELAN Program sincerely thank the American Legion Riders Post 374 for their steadfast and continued support.
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