In mid-June, 11 different Pennsylvania ALR chapters came together to celebrate the 101st birthday of local Chambersburg Post 46 member and WWII veteran Sam Worley. Worley was a member of the Army Air Corps, and served this country around the world until his honorable discharge from active service before becoming a member of the Air Force Reserve.
To honor Worley, 50-plus American Legion Riders gathered at the Chambersburg American Legion and were led by a Chambersburg Police motor patrolman to his home where his family was having an outdoor celebration. As part of our celebration for Worley we asked the Blankets of Honor team - a committee within the PA Marietta Riders group dedicated to honoring veterans, Gold Star Families, first responders and supporters with blankets - to join us.
The Blankets of Honor committee has expanded into a minority/veteran owned nonprofit organization. The BOH CEO and veteran Manny Acuna led a fantastic presentation which included a rundown of Worley’s military career and included a blanket presentation.
At 101, Worley is still very active in the community as well as being very active with The American Legion at the local and state levels. At the end of the presentation, as in the past few years, Worley hopped on the back of ALR Head Committee Person Jon Hosfeld's trike and went for his annual ride.
It was our honor to do this for Sam and we look forward to doing it again for his 102nd birthday. This is what we Riders do. God bless this WWII veteran for his service to our country and our community.