Honor Mission
Stephen L. Smyder
US Navy Veteran
Wayland, NY - 07/18/2020
Mission applies to the following Region(s): Region 1, Region 2
About the Mission:

An American Hero has passed at the age of 52, and his family has requested the participation of the Patriot Guard Riders in rendering honors for Stephen L Smyder. Stephen proudly served our country in the US Navy. Stephen enlisted in the US Navy upon graduation from Wayland Central School in 1985. Stephen was a member of the Wayland NY American Legion.

Link to Stephen's obituary: https://tinyurl.com/y9rgbrz4

Primary Staging Date: 07/18/2020
Primary Staging Time: 12:15
AM or PM: pm
Staging Location: Walter E Baird & Sons Funeral Home
300 West Naples St.
Wayland, NY 14572
Lead Ride Captain: Bob Wheeler
Lead Ride Captain email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Lead Ride Captain Phone #: 607-425-4341
Special Covid-19 Mission Guidelines:

The Mandatory Rules for Covid-19 protection practices...these WILL be strictly enforced.

  • Stay a minimum of 6 feet apart from each other at all times.
  • No handshaking, fist-bumping, hugs, cheek kissing or any other physical contact.
  • Follow all Covid-19 protection practices as described on the CDC website.
  • Click this url to review: CDC - Prevent Getting Sick
  • If you are not feeling well in any way, please do not attend this Mission.
  • * ADDITIONAL MANDATORY REQUIREMENT: Wearing a protective face covering of some kind is required...homemade facemask, bandanna, etc. (Patriotic face coverings would be particularly appropriate) This will not only provide an extra layer of protection to ourselves and others, but will send the message that the PGR takes this crisis seriously and is performing this Mission responsibly.
Special Information: The Service will be held outdoors adjacent to the Funeral Home. The service is expected to be relatively short.
We will form a flag line at 12:30 for the arrival of family and friends. The service is scheduled for 1:00 pm with military honors at that time.
The family is planning a short motorcycle run following the service ending at the Wayland Rod and Gun Club on Dieter Rd.
This run will not be part of this mission. PGR as individuals may join if they so choose.
Please bring a clean 3X5 American Flag or a US Navy flag. Water will not be provided. Watch the weather forecast and dress appropriately.
Submitted by: Bob Wheeler
Email of Submitter: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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