****UPDATE: 5/9/11 at 10:00 a.m.****

Those PGR members not part of the escort tomorrow and who will be going directly to the cemetery - the staging areas within the cemetery have changed.  Upon arrival at the cemetery DO NOT STAGE AT VISITOR CENTER FOR THIS MISSION - proceed directly to Shelter #2 and begin to stage there. When ready we will then move to Shelter #1 for services.   Escort coming up from Region 5 will join you there when we arrive - as usual when in the cemetery keep motorcycle noise to a minimum.

Begin to stage at Shelter #2 at 12:00noon for interment at 12:30pm

Bill Schaaf is Lead Ride Captain for all parts of this mission.

Thank you.

Bill Schaaf   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
PGR - Asst. State Captain


****Original Posting****

The daughter of Joseph F Spanbauer has requested the participation Patriot Guard Riders in the funeral services for her father.
Mr. Spanbauer's son-in-law - Ray Kearney - is a member of Rolling Thunder Chapter 5.

Joseph Spanbauer served in the US Army Aircorp during WWII - in the European Theatre of war.  Joseph lived his life to the fullest after the war and he was a patriot to the very fiber of his being.

Where & When:

Bond Funeral Home - Broadway and Guilderland Ave, Schenectady, NY
Stage at funeral home parking lot Tuesday, 5/10 at 9:00am.  No flag line - PGR will escort funeral procession to:

St. Gabriels RC Church - 3040 Hamburg St, Rotterdam, NY.
PGR will establish flag line at church for funeral mass beginning at 10:00am and at the ending of the mass at approx 11:00am.

PGR will then escort Mr Spanbaur to his final resting place at Saratoga National Cemetery - interment scheduled for 12:30pm.

Region 4 will be advised of staging info by PGR leadership.

Weather will be great on Tuesday so let have a good turnout to show dignity, honor and respect for the life and service of this "Greatest Generation" hero.

Bill Schaaf Patriot Guard Riders NY – Asst. State Captain Senior Ride Captain  - Region 5 V.P. PGR NY Board of Directors Veteran Recovery Program State Coordinator This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 518-542-0608

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