Laughlin’s a ROMP’n!

The American Legion Riders (ALR) Western Region ROMP (Riding On Military Pride) will be held from May 30th through June 2nd in Laughlin, Nevada.

Each year at the ROMP, the riders vote on where they want to ROMP next. At the Bellingham, WA event, Post 60 in Laughlin, NV was the winner.

As a little history, the ROMP is a gathering of Legion Riders for the purpose of getting to know riders from other locations, having fun riding as a group and, above all, enjoying each other’s company and learning about riding in different locations and climates.

The ROMP was initially a national get-together on the east coast. John Moffett, past Western Regional Liaison, participated one year and met only three riders from the west, all from his home state.  After being appointed to the National Committee, he queried members from the Western Region about having a regional ROMP. All the feedback said, “Go for it!”, so John made it happen.
Although it may not be true, the Western Region claims the bragging rights of being the first region to have a Regional ROMP. Trust me, “It’s our story and we are sticking to it.”

The Western Region is made up of 9 western states which includes Alaska and Hawaii. Folks from Alaska have already signed up; and one couple from China Post 1 is planning on being in Laughlin. Last year was the 6th Western Region ROMP. The first was held in Pocatello, ID. It then was held in Livingston, MO; Overgaard, AZ; Seaside, OR; and San Luis Obispo, CA, Bellingham, WA.

The theme of the event is established by the hosting post. The basic criteria for a ROMP are good food, good rides, good activities, and great comradery. Post 60 plans to meet all the requirements.

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