The American Legion Department of Tennessee












All American Legion Rider groups must be a program supported by a Post of Department of Tennessee American Legion and shall uphold the declared principles of The American Legion as well as conform to and abide by the regulations and decisions of the governing body of the American Legion Deparment of Tennessee, the Department Executive Committee.

The general ALR program in The American Legion Department of Tennessee:

  1. All members of The American Legion Riders shall be current members of The American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary or Sons of The American Legion
  2. Each ALR member shall establish and maintain membership by owning, individually or through marriage, a motorcycle licensed and insured as required by state law (see Constitution and Bylaws for further definition)
  3. The Tennessee ALR program allows for continued membership for those members who have given up motorcycle ownership because of age, illness, injury, or other reasons outside the member's control
  4. All ALR members shall strive to maintain the image of The American Legion, at all times upholding The American Legion name and emblem, which symbolizes the integrity and principles of this great organization
  5. All The ALR groups shall avoid the perception of being a "motorcycle club" or biker club"
  6. The only recognized The American Legion Rider logo is that which is copyrighted and sold through The American Legion National Emblem sales.   
    1. Shoulder and back patches will be as follows: 
      1. Shoulder patch 3 line (4”x5.5”); Back patch 3 line (8.5”x12”)  
      2. Top line of patch will be TENNESSEE and the bottom two lines will be the Post number (Example Post # 2) and
      3. The third line would be the Post location (Example, Knoxville).  
    2. Rockers will be in white letters and placed above the respective size patch, small and larger accordingly. 
    3. The words on the Rocker can only be EAST TENNESSEE, WEST TENNESSEE, OR MIDDLE TENNESSEE. 
      1. Use of rockers or patches physically attached to The American Legion Riders patches are not authorized due to trademark laws.
  7. All Members will obey the motorcycle laws of their state
  8. No use of rockers with the ALR patch because touching the patch violates trademark laws of the ALR patch
  9. Sponsoring organization Post will review liability insurance coverage to ensure that adequate coverage is available to cover the organization to include coverage for any specific special riding events.
  10. Legion Riders belonging to an officially Chartered Post Legion Rider, are permitted to wear the Legion Rider vest to Department Mid-Winter Conferences, Department Conventions, District Meetings/Conventions Post Meetings and Rider Meetings, provided the patches are in accordance with this Constitution and Bylaws.   
    1. Legion Riders shall not wear the Legion Rider Beret to Department Mid-Winter Conference or Department Convention.   The only cap authorized for such events is the official American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary, or SAL cap. 
    2. Legion Rider Berets may be worn with the vest to District Meetings/Conventions, Post meetings and Rider meetings.  
    3. The Rider Director at Post and Department level may wear the “Rider Director” Patch on the right side of their Legion cap, and on the left front breast of the Rider Vest.   Rider Director Patches are optional. 

American Legion Rider groups shall abide by The American Legion Constitution and Bylaws as well as the established Department American Legion Riders Consitution and Bylaws.

The Department of Tennessee will maintain general oversight of ALR Program as regards to proper use of the name and emblem of The American Legion, ALR and The American Legion Legacy Run, and compliance with the National Constitution and Bylaws of The American Legion.


Each Post Riders group will provide a roster of their members to the Department Riders Director as well as the Department Adjutant.  The Department Adjutant will issue a membership card for each member listed on a submitted roster and the membership card issued by the Department will be the only authorized membership card and the cost of each membership card is $3.00. The funds derived from the membership cards will be divided into two parts. One dollar ($1) will be retained at the Department level for expenses associated with the cards and two dollars ($2) will be donated to the National Legacy Scholarship Fund.