Memorial MissionThe Wall That Heals Escort
MULTI-CITY, New York - 25 May 2017
ABOUT THE MISSION:
On Veterans Day 1996, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) unveiled a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., designed to travel to communities throughout the United States. Since its dedication, The Wall That Heals has visited more than 400 cities and towns throughout the nation, spreading the Memorial's healing legacy to millions.
The Wall That Heals, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Replica & Mobile Education Center will be coming to the City of Oneonta, NY - Thursday, May 25th and will be on display until Monday, May 29th.
Friends of Oneonta, the event organizers have reached out to the Patriot Guard Riders to participate in the escort of the truck transporting the Wall That Heals from Harpursville to Oneonta, NY, a distance of approximately 40 miles.
The power and significance of the Vietnam Memorial Wall needs no introduction or explanation. Let’s have a great turnout to bring the Wall into Oneonta with all the dignity it deserves.
Organizers have also reached out to the PGR to spread the word that volunteers are still needed on Thursday to help unload and set up the wall. Also volunteers are needed for many and various activities throughout the stay in Oneonta.
This is a call to ALL Motorcycle organizations in our area.
If you have questions and or would like to volunteer please contact: Gene Schmidt – 607-610-4030
PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 25 May 2017
- Primary Staging Time: 09:00 A.M.
- Mirabito Convenience Store
3622 Rte. 79
- Harpursville, New York - 13787
- Ride Captain:
- Lex Danyluk
- Special Instructions:
- 09:00 AM – Staging
09:45 AM - Ride Briefing
10:00 AM - KSU
11:00 AM - Arrive at Neahwa Park, Oneonta, NY
Once on site, there will be a Media Briefing at 11:15 AM, with setup to begin at 12:30 PM.
Riders with flag bikes should ensure that flags are mounted securely.
- 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.