Above, members of AMVETS chapters 1, 6 and L.C AMVETS 180, including the state commander, present a donation to Patch Myers, L.C. AMVETS Riders president, for the Christmas in July run that was hosted by Chariots of Fire and Flashback Tattoos, with a stop at the Elsberry V.F.W Post 9064. Photo courtesy of Lincoln County AMVETS

There are many organizations that support veterans and their quest to survive in the world after their time in any of the military branches.  

Locally and county-wide, there is a lot of information on how active and supportive the V.F.W. and American Legions are, but there is another Lincoln County organization that is available to join: AMVETS Chapter 180 and AMVETS Riders Chapter 180.

Recently, the L.C. AMVETS Riders participated in the “Christmas in July” run that had a stop at the Elsberry V.F.W. Post #9064. 

The organization was joined by the State AMVETS Commander and the State Riders President. 

Those present for the event made a donation to the run on behalf of their organization. Although Chapter 180 is small in numbers, they are mighty in their mission for veterans. 

Members try to participate in as many event rides as they can throughout the year, they host a blood drive in August and they try to help when there is a need in the community that is brought to their attention. According to Patch Myers, President of the Riders Chapter, they would really like to see membership increase. Myers’ brother, Rick Myers, is the Commander of Chapter 180.  

Currently, the group meets on the third Sunday at 11 a.m. at the V.F.W. Post in Hawk Point.  A long term goal for the brothers is the opportunity to one day own their own facility.  

For more information on membership contact Linda Rippe at (314) 750-8689. 


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