Albany Veterans Day Parade
All Military Branches
Albany, NY - 11/11/2022
Mission applies to the following Region(s):
Region 4, Region 5
About the Mission:
Once again, Albany Veterans Day celebration organizers have requested that Patriot Guard Riders participate in the City of Albany’s Annual Veterans Day Parade. This year’s Parade will be held on Friday, November 11th in downtown Albany, NY. Parade will step off at 11:00am and will proceed down Central Ave to Washington Ave to the reviewing stand on the steps of the NYS Education Building.
The parade committee, made up of local veteran groups, will this year honor John LaFalce, a US Navy two tour Vietnam Veteran
One word - FLAGS !! - This is a great opportunity to fly the Flag. A motorcycle parade with flags flying is a sight to behold. Now the parade is walk speed so if you can, attach your flag to your bike that can withstand the rigors of walk speed then please do so - heavy duty zip ties will work wonders in attaching poles to your bikes - so please give this some consideration. Any flag size will do - the bigger the better - 3' x 5' is the usual flag size we fly.
While in parade formation, don't be shy about making "a little noise" - we ride motorcycles - let the people see and HEAR us. As usual, when we get to the reviewing stand we will salute the Grand Marshall and let the reviewing stand "hear and feel the thunder".
Primary Staging Date and Staging Time:
11/11/2022 at 10:30am
Central and Partridge Ave.
Albany, NY 12206
Lead Ride Captain and Contact Info:
Special Covid-19 Mission Guidelines:
Updated 8 March 2022
Based on the most current COVID-19 Prevention Guidelines: Protect Yourself and Your Family from COVID-19, 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.
Staging area - The rally point for this event is our usual staging area at Central and Partridge Ave's.
While Central Ave is open until about 10:30am, early arrivals will park on Central, West of Partridge, near Security Supply, out of the way of any traffic. Once Central Ave is closed PGR will take up our spot - two abreast on the yellow center line of Central Ave beginning just West of Partridge Ave.
KSU for parade is 11:00 – we’ll probably start to move 11:30am – 11:45am.
Patriot Guard Riders will be the last organization in the Parade – saving the best for last.
Is there a Second Stage to this Mission?
rs 10/28; MER