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UPDATE for 2021:  May 28 - 31




Although the challenges of COVID-19 continue to plague our nation, your American Legion Riders of Post 177 in Fairfax, Virginia still plan to provide a “home Post” for you to visit over Memorial Day Weekend 2021. 

After 8 years of conducting the “ALR Run To The Thunder” over Memorial Day Weekend, we were forced to cancel the 2020 event.  Things will be different this year, but we invite you to enjoy our hospitality.

Currently, the plans associated with the Candlelight Vigil, the annual Wreath-Laying at Arlington Cemetery, the “Ride of the Patriots”, and the AMVET-organized demonstration ride from the Pentagon Parking lot into Washington DC are all unknown.

At this point, our planning includes an outdoor Post “social quarters” area with tents and vendors. We will conduct ceremonies that use our outdoor parking lot and provide ample space for social distancing.  Additionally, we are going to plan and lead group rides throughout the weekend to significant destinations within the Northern Virginia area.

Should the situation develop to where we can participate in the Candlelight Vigil, visit Arlington Cemetery, and join the “Ride of the Patriots” to the Pentagon, we will plan to do those activities. Throughout the weekend, our Post and ALR will comply with all local, State and Federal safety precautions mandated for COVID-19 safety.

REGISTRATION: The link will soon be posted.

Unlike previous years we will not request a registration fee in advance, but we ask that you consider paying the voluntary $10 Registration Fee at the door when you visit our Post. It helps cover some of our costs.  We still need you to register in advance, however, so that we can adequately plan for food and facilities.  In the current COVID environment, this is particularly important. 

DONATIONS:  The link will soon be posted.

If you wish to provide a donation to the American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund, whether or not you plan to attend this year’s Run to the Thunder, we welcome your generosity.  We will present all donations from this year's event to the National Commander during the 2021 Legacy Run.

Tom Pike


American Legion Riders

Post 177, Farifax, VIrginia