Honor Mission
Michael J. Miller
USMC Veteran
Multi-City, NY - 12/16/2019
 
 
Mission applies to the following Region(s): Region 4, Region 5
About the Mission: The family of Michael J. Miller has requested Patriot Guard Rider participation in his military honors funeral services. Michael, 60, passed on Wednesday, December 11, 2019.

Born in St. Louis, MO, Mike grew up in Schenectady and graduated from Bishop Gibbons High School in 1977. He earned his BS from Iona College, where he excelled as a Division I athlete in track and field. He joined the United States Marine Corps on 7 February, 1983 and served as a Field Artillery Officer (MOS 0208). He was honorably discharged on 15 September 1986 at the rank of 1st Lieutenant and earned the Rifle Marksmanship Badge and Pistol Sharpshooter Badge. Serving in the United States Marine Corps was one of his proudest accomplishments and a driving force behind his enthusiastic patriotism. Mike’s Marine Corps experience defined him. He embodied the values of honor, courage and commitment and was always “squared away.”

Mike recently retired from a 17-year career with the New York State Assembly, where he worked tirelessly to protect the Constitutional rights of all New Yorkers. Mike was loved and appreciated by his extended “work family.” He was active in his community, previously serving on the Board of the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association, West Albany Rod and Gun Club, and Empire State Aerospace Museum. He was a member of the Marine Corps League-Electric City Detachment, the American Legion-Zaloga Post, and the Saratoga National Cemetery Honor Guard.

Portions of the above narrative are contained in Mike's obituary, available for viewing online on the McVeigh Funeral Home website by clicking HERE
Primary Staging Date: 12/16/2019
Primary Staging Time: 08:30
AM or PM: am
Staging Location: McVeigh Funeral Home
208 N. Allen St.
Albany, NY 12206
Lead Ride Captain: Ray Sestak
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Lead Ride Captain Phone #: 518-669-3358
Special Information: Staging at the funeral home with a dignified flag line for the arrival of family and guests. A brief funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home, followed by a Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Assumption Church at 10:00 AM.
Is there a Second Stage to this Mission? yes
Second Staging Date: 12/16/2019
Second Staging Time: 09:30
Second Stage - AM or PM:  
Second Location: Our Lady of Assumption Church
498 Watervliet-Shaker Road
Latham, NY 12110
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Second Lead Ride Captain: Ray Sestak
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518-669-3358
Second Stage - Special Information: Staging at the church with flag line for the arrival of the funeral cortege. ETA approximately 09:40 AM.
Is there a Third Stage to this Mission? yes
Third Staging Date: 12/16/2019
Third Staging Time: 12:30
Third Stage - AM or PM: pm
Third Location: Saratoga National Cemetery
200 Duell Road
Schuylerville, NY 12871
Third Lead Ride Captain: Ray Sestak
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518-669-3358
Third Stage - Special Information: Interment with military honors scheduled for 1:00 PM. Please stage quietly and be aware of any services already in progress.  For those members arriving early, please form a dignified flag line at the main entrance for the arrival of the procession.
   
Submitted by: Ray Sestak
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