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

April 13, 2015


First Scheduled meeting of

2015 Season


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


Dec 18, 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.





"Sure I wave the American flag. Do you know a better flag to wave? Sure I love my country with all her faults. I'm not ashamed of that, never have been, never will be."

  John Wayne


"Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder."

"It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one."

"Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation for 'tis better to be alone than in bad company."

"The basis of our political system is the right of the people to make and to alter their constitutions of government."

   George Washington



“We Can’t Forget”

On the sides of the Somerville Vietnam Veterans Memorial, SKi



The war in Vietnam threatened to tear our society apart, and the political and philosophical disagreements that animated each side continue to some extent.

It's been said that these memorials reflect a hunger for healing. Well, I do not know if perfect healing ever occurs, but I know that sometimes when a bone is broken, if it's knit together well, it will in the end be stronger than if it had not been broken. I believe that in the decade since Vietnam the healing has begun, and I hope that before my days as Commander in Chief are over the process will be completed. And let me say to the Vietnam veterans gathered here today: When you returned home, you brought solace to the loved ones of those who fell, but little solace was given to you. Some of your countrymen were unable to distinguish between our native distaste for war and the stainless patriotism of those who suffered its scars. But there's been a rethinking there, too. And now we can say to you, and say as a nation:

Thank you for your courage.

Thank you for being patient with your countrymen.

Thank you. Thank you for continuing to stand with us together.


Ronald Reagan 40th President of the United States

        Never Forget

September 11th

Members Only

Rounded Rectangle:


Gerry Pothier





Treas. & Post Adj. 

Mary Pothier


Don Pearce

Ride CPT

Jack Cunha

Bevel:  SGT@Arms
Jack Cunha


Barbara Karasinski


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  Christmas Dec 25