****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.
PGR - Asst. State Captain
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.