Honor Mission
Don E. Morrissey
US Army - Vietnam Era
Multi-City, NY - 10/12/2020
Mission applies to the following Region(s): Region 4, Region 5
About the Mission: The family of Don E. Morrissey has requested Patriot Guard Rider participation in his military honors funeral services.  Don, 81, passed away on Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Born in Long Lake, NY, Don had resided in Burnt Hills since 1968. After graduating from Long Lake High School, Don joined the Army where he served from 1961-1967. Upon returning home, he settled in Burnt Hills where he worked for various construction firms until he started his own construction company “Don E. Morrissey Excavating,” where he worked until his retirement.

He will be remembered as being “a man of his word” who had a great sense of humor and adored all of his family and friends.

Portions of the above narrative are contained in Don's obituary, available for viewing online on the Townley & Wheeler Funeral Home website by clicking HERE
Primary Staging Date: 10/12/2020
Primary Staging Time: 08:00
AM or PM: am
Staging Location: Townley and Wheeler Funeral Home
21 Midline Rd.
Ballston Lake, NY  12019
Lead Ride Captain: Dan Nolin
Lead Ride Captain email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Lead Ride Captain Phone #: 518-361-6410
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: We will stand for dignified transfer, then escort to Saratoga National Cemetery for 9:30 service.
Is there a Second Stage to this Mission? yes
Second Staging Date: 10/12/2020
Second Staging Time: 09:00
Second Stage - AM or PM: am
Second Location: Saratoga National Cemetery
200 Duell Rd.
Schuylerville, NY  12871
Second Lead Ride Captain: Mike Hogan
Second LRC Email and Phone #: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Second Stage - Special Information: Anyone arriving at the cemetery is asked to stand sentry.

All Mandatory Rules for COVID-19 protection, as stated above, will be adhered to at all times during this mission.
Is there a Third Stage to this Mission? no
Submitted by: Dan Nolin
Email of Submitter: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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