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Honor Mission

Norman R. Hameister, Veteran


Tonawanda, New York - 02 Apr 2017


We have been requested to stand in Honor of another World War II Hero. U.S. Navy Seabees Veteran Norman R. Hameister passed away on March 26th. Mr. Hameister served from 1942-1946 as an Electrician's Mate 2nd Class, with a specialty of Construction and Cargo Transport. He saw duty with the Navy in the Pacific Theater with the 9th Special Construction Battalion- including the Solomon Islands - often under enemy fire. During his service, Mr. Hameister had the experience of loading cargo on a PT boat skippered by future US President John F. Kennedy. He also met future US Supreme Court Justice Byron R. White while in the Pacific. Mr. Hameister was awarded the following for his Service to our Nation: Navy Commendation Medal; Navy Good Conduct Medal; Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with 3 Battle Stars; American Campaign Medal; Solomon Islands Campaign Medal; WW-II Victory Medal. In addition to his Military Service, Mr. Hameister was very prominent in the Honor Flight Buffalo Program. He traveled on the first Honor Flight Buffalo, then became a regular fixture as a volunteer at every subsequent Honor Flight. He was an inspiration to all involved in the HFB Program, and will be truly missed. Mr. Hameister also was a member and Past Commander of Frontiersman VFW Post 7545.


Primary Staging Time: 2:00 P.M.
John O. Roth Funeral Home
25 William Street
Tonawanda, New York - 14150
Ride Captains:
John Ben
Joe Joyce
Special Instructions:
Flag Line for Calling Hours, 3:00 - 7:00 PM
Please help support this Mission for whatever time period you are able as we Honor the extraordinary Service of Mr. Hameister.
Please arrive with a clean 3x5 American Flag or US Navy flag, and dress for the weather.
Flags & Water:
Flags Will NOT Be Provided, Please Bring Your Own.
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

STAGING #2 DETAILS: 03 Apr, 2017

Staging #2 Time: 9:00 A.M.
Immanuel Lutheran Church
107 Scott Street
(Corner of William Street)
Tonawanda, New York - 14150
Ride Captain:
John Ben
Special Instructions:
Memorial Service at 10:00 AM, including Military Honors.
Mission ends at the Church. No Cemetery, no Escort.

Please arrive on time with a clean 3x5 American Flag or US Navy flag, and dress for the weather.
NOTE: This Mission conflicts with the one in Hamburg for USAF Veteran Donald Fachko (RC Bob Woodward).
Please do what you're able to support one of these equally important Missions.

Don Higgins
Senior Ride Captain
PGRNY Region-1
Flags & Water:
Flags Will NOT Be Provided, Please Bring Your Own.
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

ROC HOTH Warehouse

The Rochester Area Warehouse can always use your gently used furniture. Presently this program is in the Rochester, NY area only with pickups within the following zip codes: 146XX; 14445; 14467; 14468; 14514; 14515; 14534; 14559; 14580; 14586.

The 2018 ROC HOTH Warehouse Saturday schedule:
April 14
May 12
June 16
July 14
August 11
September 15
October 13
November 17
December 8

The above schedule is subject to change. Please visit our Facebook page, PGRNY - HOTH for detailed information.

If you have items that meet the criteria, are located in the Rochester area, and would like us to pickup those items, please go to the Help On The Homefront - Donate Items section and fill out the Furniture Donation Pick-up Request Form or call us at 585-866-1747 leaving us a message on our answering service with the reason for your call. You are welcome to bring your donations to the ROC Warehouse by appointment only. Call to schedule your appointment for dropping off your donations today! Your donations are GREATLY appreciated and tax deductible.


PGRNY is an all volunteer 501c3 organization. Donations support our mission of honoring the fallen and Veterans and are tax deductible.

Checks payable to Patriot Guard Riders of NY may be sent to:

PO Box 637

Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

Or you may donate by credit card or Paypal


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