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Maryland Gold Star Legacy Run, June 11-13, 2021. Registration Now Open.
Gold Star Legacy Run

On Friday June 11, 2021, Riders from across Maryland will be departing on our three day ride around the state of Maryland to raise funds and bring awareness to the American Legion Legacy Scholarship Foundation. This scholarship fund provides help to children of soldiers killed since 9/11 and children of 50% or greater combat disabled veterans, while serving on active duty.

The Maryland Gold Star Legacy Run will have stops in five districts including Mountain District, Northern Central District, North Eastern Shore District, Southern Maryland District and Western Maryland District. We are also planning on Wreath Laying's at the Eastern Shore Veterans Cemetery on Friday June 11th, the Gold Star Memorial in Annapolis on Saturday June 12th, and the Rocky Gap Veterans Cemetery in Flintstone on Sunday June 13th.

To make this Run successful, we are asking for your support in one or more ways:

Our goal for this year is to #1) start and finish safely, #2) bring awareness to this important charity and finally, #3) if possible, to raise $60,000.00 for the Legacy Scholarship Foundation. If at least the first two on this list of three come true, then we will have been successful. As the saying goes “two out of three ain’t bad”.

Enclosed find a sheet that can be completed to make a pledge of a donation, make a sponsorship of the Run or sign up as a participant of the Run, or all three. We are asking that you make copies of this letter and sheet and distribute them out to the other parts of your American Legion Family. For more information, please go to:

I am happy to report that last year’s Maryland Gold Star Legacy Run raised $47,100.00 and had 56 registered participants, of which over 25 motorcycles completed the entire Run. We are hoping that this year’s Run will be even bigger and better. All funds raised from this Run will be presented to the Department of Maryland at the State Convention in July 2021 in Ocean City and will also be presented at the National Legacy Run, in August 2021. Help us make Maryland proud and be a part, in anyway you can, when members from across this state came together to ride as one in support of this noble cause.


"For God and Country"


Joe Gladden, Chairman

American Legion Riders 22

SAL Past National Commander


Bill Sparwasser

American Legion Riders 47

SAL Past National Commander


John Horner, Co-Chairman

American Legion Riders 22

Sons of the American Legion

Dave Heredia

American Legion Riders 128

American Legion

Murry Hall

American Legion Riders 259

American Legion


2021 MD Gold Star Registration Packet

Legion Riders