Fountain Hills Post 58 sponsored the American Legion Riders who participated in the Legacy Run - at the completion of their trip from Rogers, Ark., to Scottsdale, Ariz., a distance of 1,393 miles. The ride started on Aug. 22 and ended on Aug. 26 at 2 pm at the USS Arizona Memorial Gardens. After the ceremony, about 200 riders rode to Post 58 in Fountain Hills to meet with the national commander, James W. “Bill” Oxford. During the meeting, he presented a plaque to Post 58 Commander John Weedo for the support he and Post 58 provided to the riders. In addition, Oxford presented French Legion of Honor medals to Eugene Metcalf and posthumously to Alexander Tait. Weedo then announced that Post 58 would honor Oxford by attaching a plaque with his name, dates of service and title on the Post 58 Honor Wall where the names of other veterans have already been placed.
(Photos by Chuck Christoph, Post 58 historian)