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HOTH Mission

4th Annual Honoring Our Vets Car Show

All Military Branches
All Branches incl SpaceForce

Multi-City, NY - 08/28/2022

***UPDATED 26 August 2022 - 06:30 hrs***
Details of PGR participation have been updated.
Please see Special Information Section below


Mission applies to the following Region(s):

Region 4, Region 5

About the Mission:

Patriot Guard Riders have once again been invited to participate in the annual Honoring Our Vets Car Show.  2022 marks the 4th year for this event, with 100% of the proceeds donated to the Stratton VAMC Voluntary Services Office.  Donations are used to purchase "NEEDS" for our local veterans treated at the Stratton, and include such basic items as socks, boots, thermal underwear, coats, non-perishable food items, department/food store gift cards, etc., all of which are very necessary.   Donations of these items will be accepted at the show. Clothing items must be new in package and in all sizes.

As we have in years past, riders will escort the classic show cars to the venue from the staging point, and then stand a flag line during military-themed ceremonies.  This show is held in conjunction with the Sand Lake Kiwanis Summerfest, so food is available for purchase.  There is no rain date for this event.

Primary Staging Date and Staging Time:

08/28/2022 at 09:30am

Staging Location:

Van Rensselaer Square Shopping Center
4730 W. Sand Lake Rd.
(Rts. 4 and 43)
Rensselaer, NY 12144
Click here for map

Lead Ride Captain and Contact Info:

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


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:


Due to scheduling changes, there are now two parts to this mission; Part 1 will be for the escort with staging at the shopping center for escort of classic cars. KSU approximately 09:45 am. Riders will escort approximately 7 miles to Butler Park, 35 Gettle Road, Averill Park, NY. Members will then form a flag line for the ceremonies.  Click here for map to Butler Park
Part 2 will be for a flag line for the ceremonies to be conducted closer to 12:00 Noon.  Members can stage directly at Butler Park around 11:30.  Of course any and all are welcome to do both parts.

Is there a Second Stage to this Mission?


Submitted by:

Ray Sestak

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rs 08/23; MER


Checks payable to Patriot Guard Riders of NY may be sent to:

Attn: Treasurer
PO Box 637
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590




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