American Legion holds annual bike ride to raise suicide awareness


ENTERPRISE, Ala. (WDHN) — American Legion Post 73 in Enterprise held a lunch for 28 motorcyclists who are riding through five states to raise awareness for suicide.

These riders have so far visited three out of the five states on their journey, and are stopping at other American Legion Posts along the way.

The American Legion motto is “Veterans Serving Veterans,” and with this ride, they are raising awareness of suicide in the armed forces.

All veterans service organizations are participating in this event and hoping they can help their “Brothers in Arms” along the way.

“As we all know what works for me may not work for you, but I may get an idea from you that will help me and you maybe get one from me that will help you with your problems,” Post 73 Commander, Buddy Keen said. “We are all about trying to help people with problems, to solve problems. We are not out there for a ‘hey look at me type thing.’ We are out there to serve others.”

These 28 bikers will continue their ride to Atmore, Alabama, where they plan to stay the night.

Then, they will continue their journey in the morning.

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