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American Legion celebrates Armed Forces Day

Posted at 12:03 PM, May 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-17 14:49:08-04

BILLINGS – Americans honored military personnel as part of Armed Forces Day on Saturday.

American Legion Post 4’s American Legion Riders held its second annual poker run.

The group made several stops on their motorcycles.

Weather minimized the number of riders but many still participated and even drove cars or trucks.

The Armed Forces Day Poker Run honored those serving in all branches of the military.

“We support the military that has to be out and protecting our country in snow and rain and whatever it is,” said Gil Floyd, the American Legion Riders director. “They’ve got to be out there so we’re out there. “

American Legion, nationally and Post 4, started in 1919.

“It’s amazing to see the change of the American Legion over the hundred years,” Floyd said. “Community’s always been respectful of the veterans.  We get a lot more ‘good jobs’ and stuff like that than the negativity of the Vietnam era, so that’s great.”

The American Legion Post 4 will celebrate its 100th anniversary in September.

The American Legion Riders also have rides planned for Memorial Day weekend.