***Update - Flag pickup is scheduled for 09:00, Tuesday, May 30, 2017***
Please stage at Section 8, parking on the right side of the roadway only.
Memorial MissionFlags at Saratoga National Cemetery
Schuylerville, New York - 27 May 2017
ABOUT THE MISSION:
For the Seventh time in it's existence Saratoga National Cemetery will have flags placed on each of over 15,000 graves for Memorial Day weekend.
The Patriot Guard Riders have been requested to assist in the placing of these flags for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend.
PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 27 May 2017
- Primary Staging Time: 7:30 A.M.
- Saratoga National Cemetery
200 Duell Rd.
- Schuylerville, New York
- Ride Captain:
- Ray Sestak
- Arrive at SNC and begin to park your bike along the right side of the road down by
- Section 8.
8:00 am - Ceremonies kick off at the main Flag Pole followed by the placement of flags on all 15,000 grave sites.
PGR will be responsible for over 800 some graves in Section #8 and the Memorial Gardens.
Please be sure to be present for the kick-off ceremonies and the briefing that will take place immediately after. If you miss the briefing - be sure to report to leadership in Section 8 before you attempt to do anything at the cemetery.
This Flag Program is the result - not of VA or government involvement - but because dedicated individuals wanted this to happen and then made it happen.
PGR - we need 30 or so volunteers to be there on the 27th and assist in the punching of holes in the ground and the placement of flags. For those who can't be there on Saturday - we'll need volunteers reporting 9:00am either on Tuesday, May 30th or Wednesday, May 31st to remove the flags from the grave sites.
Thanks again everyone for your help with this - this is a most appropriate way to begin the Memorial Day weekend - it's not about the picnics, hot dogs and hamburgers - it's about honoring those who have proudly served our country.
- Flags & Water:
- Flags Will Not Be Needed
- Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
- Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.
- Bill Schaaf
PGR - State Captain