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Honor Mission

Ellen E. McKnight
United States Army
WWII and Korean War Era Veteran

Castleton-on-Hudson, New York - 02 Nov 2017


The family of Ms. Ellen Elizabeth McKnight has requested Patriot Guard Rider participation in her funeral services.

Ms. McKnight, 98, passed away on Friday, October 27, 2017. Born in Castleton-on-Hudson, she was a graduate of Castleton High School, Class of 1937 and St. Luke's Hospital School of Nursing in New York City, graduating in 1940.

Ms. McKnight enlisted in the US Army Nurses Corps in 1943, serving one year and 6 months overseas. She was Honorably discharged in August of 1950, at the rank of 1st Lieutenant. For her service, she was awarded the WWII Victory Medal, American Defense Medal, American Campaign Medal and WWII Lapel Button.

After her military service, Ms. McKnight worked as a registered nurse and retired as the school nurse at Maple Hill High School. She was a communicant of Trinity Luthern Church, and member of the Castleton VFW Post 7337.

The Patriot Guard Riders are proud to have the opportunity to stand for and render dignity, honor and respect for the life and service of Ms. Ellen E. McKnight, "Greatest Generation" hero.

Primary Staging Time: 09:15 A.M.

Ray Funeral Home
59 Seaman Avenue
Castleton-on-Hudson, New York - 12033

Ride Captain:

Ray Sestak

Special Instructions:

Staging at the funeral home with flag line for the arrival of family and guests. Riders will escort to the church for memorial services with flag line during dignified transfer:

Trinity Luthern Church
68 Green Avenue
Castleton-on-Hudson, NY 12033

Flags & Water:

Flags Will NOT Be Provided, Please Bring Your Own.
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

Submitted By: Ray Sestak
Position: Asistant State Captain

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