American Legion LeRoy Hill Post 19

Current & Past News and Events
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(Turkey, mashed potatoes & green beans too)


Great Meal Deals for Veterans Day!

American Legion Riders Chapter 19

Toys for Tots - 2012

American Legion Riders Chapter 19

Dumb-Fun-Run 2012

American Legion Riders Chapter 19

4th Annual Legion Hop

On Saturday, June 23rd, the American Legion Riders, Chapter 19 of Gardner KS hosted their 4th Annual Legion Hop.
This year the Legion Hop was a 140 mile ride through NE Kansas with stops at various American Legion Posts along the way.

Stops included:
American Legion Chapter 14 - Lawrence KS
American Legion Chapter 01 - Topeka KS
American Legion Chapter 225 - Ozawkie KS
American Legion Chapter 142 - Perry KS
American Legion Chapter 19 - Gardner KS (last stop)
The Posts along the way provided food and water with the last stop at ALR
Chapter 19 in Gardner had All-You-Can-Eat Hamburgers and Hot-Dogs.
Thank you to everyone that rode, thanks to the Hosting
Posts for their great hospitality and food!
Also a big thanks to everyone that donated items for the auction, and to
those that bought the items and to everyone that helped us reach our goal.
All proceeds from this event go towards Gardner-Edgerton High School Scholarships and future fundraising costs.

2nd Annual Helmet Block

On May 5th, American Legion Riders from LeRoy Hill Post 19 in Gardner took to the streets for their fund raising efforts.  For the 2nd year in a row, riders took their positions at Main Street and Elm Street in downtown Gardner to raise money for the American Legion Riders Scholarship Fund that benefits local graduating seniors in the journey entering secondary education and local Veteran's needs.

Thanks to everyone that participated or stopped by to help us out and thanks to you, we raised almost $3000 in a very short amount of time!


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Welcome Home 129th
Transportation Company!

On Wednesday, April 4th, 2012, the American Legion Riders were invited to participate in the welcome home of the 129th Tansportation Unit based at New Century Air Center in Gardner.

This unit was among the first in Iraq and were among the last to leave.

It was an honor for us to be part of this very special day, one we able to share with the soldiers, their families and friends.

Welcome Home Soldiers!

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Welcome Home 7/158th Aviation Battalion!

On Thursday, March 22nd, the American Legion Riders were requested to stand a flag line for our returning Army Reservists of the 7/158th Aviation Battalion.

On a windy but warm and sunny March morning, two jets arrived with it's special cargo, 91 soldiers in all after a long year in Afganistan.

The riders created a "V" shape with their motorcycles and stood a flag line in front to create an avenue for the soldiers as they headed for the base hanger.  Above them was a huge American Flag provided by Johnson County Fire Fighters.

Welcome Home folks!

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Past Events & News


Join us for breakfast and help send a Veteran to Washington D.C. to visit
the Memorials that have been built in their honor.

Mountain Oyster Feed
Friday, Feb 17th

American Legion LeRoy Hill Post #19 - Gardner KS
Come to our Mountain-Oyster Feed on Friday Feb 17th
Doors open at 5:30 PM in the Post-Dining Hall. We will be serving our “All You Can Eat” Legion-Famous, Deep-Fried Mountain Oysters, Fried Chicken &Chicken-Fingers, Baked Beans & Macaroni Salad.
Adults $10 donation
Kids 12 & Under $5 donation
Kids under 5 are

Questions?  Contact us at 913-884-9568

WWII Veteran's visit Washington D.C.

Pictured are: Jeff Barber, Gardner, and his veteran, Carl Greg; Lynn Atchison, Gardner and his veteran, Bob Doudrick, Jim Moore, Gardner, and his veteran Leroy Gore; Mike Phillips, Edgerton, and his veteran, Paul Tredo; Claud Hobby, Gardner, and his veteran, Paul Small; Randy Sparks, Gardner, and his veteran, Roy Francis; and Cary Guild, Gardner, and his veteran, Don Berning.

Honor Flight Network of Kansas City

Members of the American Legion Post 19 of Gardner KS participated as Guardians on the Honor Flight on Tuesday November 8th.  In total, Honor Flight flew 54 WWII Veterans and 50 Guardians to Washington D.C. for the day to visit the Memorial built in their honor.


It was a privilage and an honor for us to be able to take part in this very memorable event.


Honor Flight Network of Kansas City departed on its first charter flight with 54 heroes to Washington, DC on Tuesday, November 8th from KCI.  Top priority is given to the senior veterans – WWII survivors along with those other conflicts that may be terminally ill. Honor Flight Network of Kansas City has taken over 300 veterans in 10 flights after this charter flight is completed.


Honor Flight Network of Kansas City is a 501-(c)(3) organization. Honor Flight operates solely on donations from both private and corporate sponsors. 100% of ALL MONEY collected goes to defray the cost of flying these American heroes to Washington DC. There they will spend a day touring the many monuments dedicated to our nation’s veteran heroes. NO MONEY IS EITHER SOLICITED OR ACCEPTED FROM OUR VETERAN HEROES WHO PARTAKE IN THIS PROGRAM.  Checks can be made to The Honor Flight Network of Kansas City/Kendallwood Hospice and sent to 8559 Line Creek Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64155


HONOR FLIGHT NETWORK™ – our way of paying a small tribute to those that gave so much; to take a memorable, safe, and rewarding FLIGHT with HONOR!!!


Look for American Legion Riders 2nd Annual Honor Flight Breakfast coming up in February 2012!

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Aired Friday, Nov 4th on ABC - 8/7 Central
The American Legion was asked to volunteer to help with the workload and the construction crew starting August 1, 2011.  The American Legion Riders were requested to provide escort.
On Sunday, July 31, 2011 the American Legion Riders escorted the Television Crew and Construction Crew to meet with the family.  It was a big production. 
On the first leg of this operation, the weather was extremely hot and some riders succumbed to the heat and needed the assistance of paramedics, to whom we are very greatful.  After many hours of taping everyone headed home for some greatly deserved R & R!
On Aug. 6th, the "Reveal" of the new house would happen.  Once again, the American Legion Rides were called upon to escort the family to the site where their lives would be changed forever.  We had many American Legion Riders from Posts all over the region to support the family.
This was without doubt a very rewarding gift for all that were involved, thank you to all the American Legion Riders that participated in this week-long event, with hopes that everyone recovered from the heat, many thanks for what you do.

American Legion Riders Post 19
Shotgun raffle of 2011



Congratulations to Rich Newhouse of Gardner!

He is the winner of the Post 19 American Legion Riders shotgun raffle of 2011.


Rich donated $20 for 6 tickets and won a $400 Remington 870 Express SuperMag 12ga shotgun!

Thanks for your support Rich!

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