Honor Mission
Vernon J. McCormick
US Air Force - Vietnam Era Veteran
Multi-City, NY - 06/11/2021
Mission applies to the following Region(s): Region 4, Region 5
About the Mission: The family of Vernon J. McCormick has requested Patriot Guard Rider participation in his military honors funeral services.  Vernon, 77, passed away on Monday, September 1, 2020.

Born in Glens Falls, NY, Vernon graduated from Burnt Hills High School and then attended SUNY Cobleskill.  He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force from 1963-1966, and was a member of the American Legion Post 278 in Schuylerville, NY.

Vernon was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting, fishing, deep sea fishing, as well as ice fishing in the winter.

Portions of the above narrative are contained in Vernon's obituary, available for viewing online by clicking HERE
Primary Staging Date: 06/11/2021
Primary Staging Time: 09:30
AM or PM: am
Staging Location: Kilmer Funeral Home
136 Main Street
South Glens Falls, NY 12803
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:
Updated 25 May 2021
  • While in any outdoor setting, fully vaccinated PGR members will no longer be required to wear masks but are asked to act responsibly and respect your fellow members decision on this issue. For the protection of others, non-vaccinated members are asked to please wear a mask.
  • For the immediate future, all PGR members will continue to wear masks and social distance while indoors during a mission.
  • Masks will be worn at any other location where organizers, requestors or the Lead Ride Captain has determined that this be done.
  • 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 respect the LRC’s decision on these matters.
  • Here is the link for the Current NYS rules: Current NYS Guidelines
  • Click this url to review: CDC - Current Guidelines
Special Information: Staging at the funeral home to escort family to Saratoga National Cemetery for interment with military honors.
Is there a Second Stage to this Mission? yes
Second Staging Date: 06/11/2021
Second Staging Time:  10:30
Second Stage - AM or PM:  am
Second Location:  Saratoga National Cemetery
200 Duell Road
Schuylerville, NY  12871
Second Lead Ride Captain:  Dan Nolin
Second LRC Email and Phone #: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Second Stage - Special Information: Interment with military honors scheduled for 11:00 am.

: The Friday schedule at Saratoga National will involve the use of both interment shelters, with veteran interments taking place in Shelter 1.

There will be NO sentries posted at the main entrance.

RIDERS: When arriving at the cemetery, riders will remain with the cortege and proceed with the procession to Shelter 1, parking fender-to-fender on the left hand side of the parking lot of the shelter parking lot only. You will be sharing the parking area with the family, so please park as tightly, but safely as possible.

CAGERS: Upon arrival at the cemetery, proceed past the procession and park on the right side of the roadway at or beyond Shelter 1. Once parked and the shelter area is clear of previous services, proceed to establish a flag line as normal.
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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