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HOTH Mission

Soaring Valor Send Off
WWII Veterans

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Multi-City, NY - 08/09/2022

 

Mission applies to the following Region(s):

Region 2


About the Mission:

PGR has been requested to escort two WWII veterans to the Frederick Douglass Greater Rochester International Airport.  The veterans are guests of the Gary Sinise Foundation for "Soaring Valor". These veterans will be traveling from their residence in Fairport to New Orleans to tour the World War II Museum.

Click here for more information about the Gary Sinise Foundation Soaring Valor program.


Primary Staging Date and Staging Time:

08/09/2022 at 09:00 a.m.


Staging Location:

The Northfield
4560 Nine Mile Point Rd.
Fairport, NY 14450
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Lead Ride Captain and Contact Info:

Bruce Forsyth - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

585-348-7664


Special Covid-19 Mission Guidelines:

Updated 8 March 2022

Based on the most current COVID-19 Prevention Guidelines: NYS Guidelines of 2 March 2022, and CDC Guidelines of 3 March 2022, going forward, the Lead Ride Captain for any mission will be responsible for determining whether PGR members will have to mask up or not. Please ensure that you have a mask with you, should the need arise, and respect the LRC’s decision in these matters.


Special Information:

There are two distinct stages for this mission. Please read carefully.

PGR members will stage at the Northfield in preparation to escort the veterans to the airport. Members will form a flag line at 9:15 a.m. and salute the veterans departing for the Soaring Valor Mission. After the veterans load into the coach, Members will provide an escort to the airport.

KSU is expected at 9:55 a.m. The veterans have requested to be taken through the village and up route 31F to 490 West. The expected route from there is 490W to 390N to the airport.

Upon arrival at the airport, escort vehicles will lead the procession through the departure area of the airport and then circle back to short-term parking to park and join the members already in place at the airport.   Airport parking vouchers will be available to PGR members.

If you are planning to escort, please ensure your flags are properly attached for highway speeds.  Please be properly dressed for the weather. The current forecast is for scattered thundershowers and temperatures in the 70s.

Thank you for taking time to honor these veterans as they take off on this trip to the WW II Museum in New Orleans.


Is there a Second Stage to this Mission?

yes


Second Staging Date and Staging Time:

08/09/2022 at 10:00 a.m.


Second Location:

Frederick Douglas Rochester International Airport
Outside the Departure Gate Area
1200 Brooks Ave.
Rochester, NY  14624
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The airport manager suggests PGR members park on the top floor for easiest access to the departure area.


Acting Second Lead Ride Captain and Contact Info:

Scott MacCollum

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Second Stage - Special Information:

PGR Members will form a flag line on the sidewalk outside the airport departure doors at approximately 10:15 a.m. Members will salute the procession as it arrives at the Departure Platform - expected about 10:30 a.m. PGR Members will salute the two WWII veterans as they leave their coach and enter the airport departure area.

Following that action, PGR members will then reform a flag line inside to salute the veterans between flight check-in and the security check-point.  Once the veterans have entered the security check-point queue, the PGR mission ends.  Please be properly dressed for the weather. The current forecast is for scattered thundershowers and temperatures in the 70s.

Thank you for taking time to honor these WW II veterans as they take off on this trip to the WW II museum in New Orleans.


Is there a Third Stage to this Mission?

no



Submitted by:

bruce forsyth

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