American Legion Riders present award to Beloit Post 57
BELOIT – Chaplain Loren Harvey of the American Legion Post 57 recently accepted a plaque on behalf of Beloit as the American Legion Riders gathered at the Mitchell County Courthouse in Beloit. The group of bikers came from Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, California and all around the United States to present the award recognizing Beloit for their participation in the organization, 'Riding for the Children of Fallen Soldiers', since 9-11.
This is the fifth year for the group of riders that passed through Beloit to deliver and present the award.
The American Legion started the group to ensure higher education possibilities for children who lost parents do to the 9-11 event. Beginning with the 2017 year, the Legion has expanded the scholarship to include children of VA-rated, post 9-11 veterans with a combined disability rating of 50 percent or higher. The Legion and the Legion Riders offer support through the Legacy Scholarship Fund through:
• Supply wounded warriors with comfort items during recovery
• Grant scholarships to children whose parents died on active-duty or incurred a 50-percent VA disability since Sept. 11, 2001
• Cover necessary household costs for military families in need, with children at home
• Help with the cost of recovery after a natural disaster strikes the home of a military veteran
• Identify the unmet needs of U.S. military personnel, veterans and their families, and provide the necessary resources to meet them