Honor Mission
Phillip F. Wekenmann
USMC - Vietnam Era
North Tonawanda, NY - 06/26/2020
Mission applies to the following Region(s): Region 1, Region 2
About the Mission: The Patriot Guard Riders have been requested to stand in Honor of the life and service of Phillip F. Wekenmann of North Tonawanda, who passed away on 23 June 2020.

Full Military information is pending, but the following excerpt is from the Fretthold Funeral Home obituary: "Phillip is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, serving proudly from 1962-1966. He was deployed during the Cuban Missile Crisis and traveled much of the world with the Marine Corp. He was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans. He retired from the Ford Motor Company in 2002 after 30 years of service. He enjoyed riding motorcycles, he was an exceptional craftsman and he was dedicated to the well-being of his family."

Full Obituary: https://www.frettholdfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Phillip-F-Wekenmann?obId=15164379#/celebrationWall
Primary Staging Date: 06/26/2020
Primary Staging Time: 4:00
AM or PM: pm
Staging Location: Fretthold Funeral Home
1241 Oliver Street
North Tonawanda, NY 14120
Lead Ride Captain: John Ben
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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: Full Visitation Hours are 2:00 - 6:00 PM.
PGR will cover the 2nd half from 4:00 - 6:00 PM with an honorable flag line.
Military Honors are scheduled to be rendered at 5:30 PM.
There is no escort involved in this Mission.
Please arrive with a clean 3x5 American or USMC flag, and dress for the weather.
Please adhere to all current social distancing and face-covering requirements.
Thank you for your efforts to help Honor the Marine Corps service of Phillip F. Wekenmann, and to support his loving family.
Is there a Second Stage to this Mission? no
Submitted by: Don Higgins, SRC, Region-1
Email of Submitter: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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