Honor Mission
Francis A. "Frank" Adams
US Army Veteran
and Firefighter
Multi-City, NY - 04/06/2021
Mission applies to the following Region(s): Region 4, Region 5
About the Mission: The family of Francis A. "Frank" Adams has requested Patriot Guard Rider participation in his military honors funeral services. Frank, 79, passed on April 1, 2021.

Frank served in the US Army during the Vietnam War era. He was a lifetime long member with over 25 years of service with Chemical and Hose Company #4, past firefighter, 2nd Lt, 1st Lt, and Captain. He was owner/operator of Frank Adams Heating and Plumbing for over 54 years. Frank worked for the US Postal for 20 years, retiring in 2004 as a Dock Supervisor. Frank was also actively involved in the Gerald O’Neil American Legion, DAV and Cohoes-Waterford Elks and Eagles.

Portions of the above narrative are contained in Frank's obituary, available for viewing online on the W.J. Lyons Funeral Home website by clicking HERE
Primary Staging Date: 04/06/2021
Primary Staging Time: 10:30
AM or PM: am
Staging Location: W.J. Lyons Jr. Funeral Home
1700 Washington Ave.
Rensselaer, NY 12144
Lead Ride Captain: Ray Sestak
Lead Ride Captain email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Lead Ride Captain Phone #: 518-669-3358
Special Covid-19 Mission Guidelines:

The Mandatory Rules for Covid-19 protection practices...these WILL be strictly enforced.

  • Stay a minimum of 6 feet apart from each other at all times.
  • No handshaking or any other physical contact of any kind..
  • Follow all Covid-19 protection practices as described on the CDC website.
  • Click this url to review: CDC - Prevent Getting Sick
  • Here is the link for the NYS rules: NYS Guidelines
  • * If you are not feeling well in any way, please do not attend this Mission.
  • ** ADDITIONAL MANDATORY REQUIREMENT: Wearing a protective face covering of some kind is required...homemade face-mask, bandanna, etc. (Patriotic face coverings would be particularly appropriate) This will not only provide an extra layer of protection to ourselves and others, but will send the message that the PGR takes this crisis seriously and is performing this Mission responsibly.
Special Information: Staging at the funeral home with a flag line for the memorial service, followed by escort to Saratoga National Cemetery for interment with military honors. Approximate KSU at 11:30 am.
Is there a Second Stage to this Mission? yes
Second Staging Date: 04/06/2021
Second Staging Time: 12:30
Second Stage - AM or PM: pm
Second Location: Saratoga National Cemetery
200 Duell Road
Schuylerville, NY 12871
Second Lead Ride Captain: Ray Sestak
Second LRC Email and Phone #: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Second Stage - Special Information: Those members staging directly at the cemetery are asked to form a flag line at the entrance for the arrival of the funeral cortege. Interment with military honors scheduled for 1:00 pm.
Submitted by: Ray Sestak
Email of Submitter: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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