American Legion Post 19

124 Highland Ave

Somerville, MA 02143

Phone: (617) 623-9253


Chapter 19 Officers
































  American Legion Riders, MA, Chapter 19

Text Box: An Association of Legion Family Riders


Meetings 7:30 PM

2nd Monday each month


ALR Chapter 19

May 8th, 2006

Dept. Chartered 2013


Meeting Night

Aug 11, 2014

Sep 8, Nominations

Oct 13 Elections

2015 Officers


Winter Meetings

Scheduled as needed

Membership Requirements


American Legion Riders


Membership requirements are very straightforward.

    To become a member, you must be a current member in good standing of the American Legion, Auxiliary or Sons of the American Legion.

    You must own of a motorcycle of at least 350cc and must possess a valid driver's license in your state of residence (military equivalents

    acceptable as well) or be the legal spouse of an ALR member in good standing within the Chapter of application.


American Legion


              To join the American Legion, you must have served at least one day on ACTIVE DUTY during any of these  periods of conflict

and a copy of your DD214 showing  dates and character of service is required at application.



April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1918 (World War I)

December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946 (World War II)

June 25, 1950 to January 31, 1955 (Korean War)

February 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975 (Vietnam War)

August 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984 (Lebanon/Grenada)

December 20, 1989 to January 31, 1990

(Operation Just Cause - Panama)

August 2, 1990 to today

(Operation Desert Shield/Storm/Iraqi Freedom)

American Legion Riders

National Web Site



Contact ALR Chapter 19:


    Phone: (617) 666-9713

    FAX:     (617) 625-9713


Send us an Email


July 28, 2014

Updated by SKi



To participate in parades and other ceremonies which are in keeping with the Aims and purposes of the American Legion.

To promote motorcycle safety programs and to provide a social atmosphere for American Legion members who share the same interest.

To use our Association to promote and support programs of the American Legion.

To ride with other chapters in support of Veterans and their programs.





Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, March 30, 1961 Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We did not pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.


Arlington National Cemetery, May 31, 1982 I can't claim to know the words of all the national anthems in the world, but I don't know of any other that ends with a question and a challenge as ours does: Does that flag still wave o'er the land of the free and the home of the brave? That is what we must all ask.


Arlington National Cemetery, May 31, 1982 The United States and the freedom for which it stands, the freedom for which they died, must endure and prosper. Their lives remind us that freedom is not bought cheaply. It has a cost; it imposes a burden. And just as they whom we commemorate were willing to sacrifice, so too must we -- in a less final, less heroic way -- be willing to give of ourselves.


Ronald Reagan 40th President of the United States

Read at funeral for a homeless Vet, Texas


Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle Autumn rain.
When you awaken in the mornings hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there, I did not die.


“We Can’t Forget”

On the sides of the Somerville Vietnam Veterans Memorial, SKi

        Never Forget

September 11th

Members Only

Rounded Rectangle:


Jack Cunha





Treas. & Post Adj. 

John Keane


Don Pearce

Ride CPT

Gerry Pothier

Bevel:  SGT@Arms
Joe Magno


Barbara Karasinski


        Labor Day

     Monday Sep. 1