Jamie Summerlin Speaks to ALMBS

If anyone can run the distance, it’s Marine veteran Jamie Summerlin. His passion for running and empathy for fellow veterans inspired him in March 2012 to embark on a 3,452 mile, 100 day cross country journey that began in Coos Bay, Oregon, and ended in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. His trek across 16 states and the District of Columbia, detailed in his book Freedom Run, not only raised money for national and local organizations whose mission is to assist veterans, but it inspired communities and veterans alike to Dream Big and find ways to support the United States Military and those who have served our country so bravely.

Jim Ryun, former U.S. Congressman, 3-time Olympian and world record holder, calls Freedom Run a captivating book that is the story about the true American spirit; U.S. Senator Joe Manchin says Summerlin’s book shows all of us that we can

Senator Shelley Moore Capito

Senator Shelley Moore Capito Speaks to ALMBS

Shelley Moore Capito was elected by the people of West Virginia to the United States Senate in 2014. She is the first female U.S. senator in West Virginia’s history and was elected with the largest margin of victory for a Republican in state history – winning more than 62 percent of the vote and all 55 counties.

Shelley believes that the challenges of our day demand bipartisan solutions and cooperation across the aisle to advance legislation that benefits West Virginia and the country as a whole.

Shelley serves on the Appropriations Committee, the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, the Environment and Public Works Committee, and the Rules and Administration Committee. This committee portfolio puts Shelley in a strong position to build on the work she began in the House, and to fight for West Virginia coal, jobs and families.

On the Senate Appropriations Committee, Shelley

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American Legion Riders Benefit Ride


Saturday, Sunday, and Monday (Memorial Day) from Martinsburg to Grafton, WV and Return.

Register at American Legion Post 14, 125 Race Street, Martinsburg, on Saturday, May 23, and join us for an all-you-can-eat breakfast, or join us anywhere along the route to register and ride. Enjoy scenic mountain rides, a ferry river crossing, participate in America’s oldest Memorial Day Parade, and pay your respects with us as we visit the West Virginia National Veterans Cemetery on Memorial Day morning.

ADVANCE REGISTRATION BY MAIL IS ALSO AVAILABLE Call 304 267-6100 for Information. Reduced hotel rates may be available for participants in nearby Bridgeport, WV.

All proceeds benefit American Legion Mountaineer Boys State and American Legion Auxiliary Rhododendron Girls State.

Sponsored by the American Legion Riders Chapter 14, Martinsburg, West Virginia. More information available on www.wvpost14riders.net.

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2015 ALMBS Applications still being accepted – limited slots available!

The American Legion Mountaineer Boys State is a week long program focused on government, leadership, and citizenship. The program is open to any male, junior who lives or attends high school in the State of West Virginia. Complete the Application form on http://wvboysstate.org and work with your High School Guidance Counselor or local American Legion Post to get registered. Limited slots are available, so ACT NOW!

Eligibility requirements:
**Male, junior who lives or attends High School in WV
**2.75 or higher GPA
**Involved in leadership and/or civic activities

When and Where:
June 7-13, 2015
WVU Jackson’s Mill

“Boys State is among the most respected educational programs of government instruction for students… You are the next generation of leaders, and we are counting on you to rebuild America into an even greater nation than we are today.” — Senator Joe Manchin III

Questions? Send us a message through the “contact us” form on our website and we will work to enroll you in this “Week that shapes a lifetime!”