Memorial MissionPFC Silvio Campanella, KIA
USA - WWII
Menands, New York - 14 Jun 2017
ABOUT THE MISSION:
The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to attend a very special Memorial Ceremony hosted by the staff of St. Agnes Cemetery.
On Flag Day, June 14, 2017, United States Army PFC Silvio Campanella will be honored and remembered for his service and sacrifice during WWII. PFC Campanella was a member of the 42nd Infantry Rainbow Division who lost his life in France on January 19, 1945. His remains were brought home in 1948 and buried unceremoniously in an improperly marked grave. Recently, members of the 42nd Rainbow Division worked with the historic St. Agnes Cemetery to ensure that a proper grave marker was ordered and to organize a long-overdue honors ceremony.
The Patriot Guard Riders are privileged to have been invited to attend this ceremony to render dignity, honor and respect for the service and sacrifice of PFC Silvio Campanella.
PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 14 Jun 2017
- Primary Staging Time: 10:00 A.M.
- Burger King Restaurant
- Menands, New York - 12204
- Ride Captain:
- Ray Sestak
- Special Instructions:
- Staging in the rear of the parking lot. KSU approximately 10:15 to:
St. Agnes Cemetery
48 Cemetery Avenue
Menands, NY 12204
We will enter as a group, park near Section 34 and establish a flag line near PFC Campanella’s gravesite.
- Flags & Water:
- Flags Will NOT Be Provided, Please Bring Your Own.
- If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
- Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.