****UPDATE - REGION 4 - 6/8/11****
The Veterans Service Agency of Saratoga County has requested the PGR to escort 5 veterans from Saratoga Springs to Albany International Airport for their trip down to Washington D.C..
156 Lawrence St
Saratoga Springs, New York
Saturday, June 11
PGR should be there prior to anticipated KSU of 6:45am.
This now makes the sixth staging area for PGR escorts for our WWII veterans to the Honor Flight out of Albany.
Region 4 Captains.....please contact me with regard to this mission - by phone would be best.
PGR - Asst. State Captain
***** UPDATED 6/6/11 ******
Greene County Medical Arts Center 159 Jefferson Heights, Catskill, NY I-87, Exit 21 – follow Rt-23B CHANGE - Stage at this location by 6:30am. - CHANGE
KSU at 7:00am
A.W. Becker Elementary School 1146 Rt-9W, Selkirk, NY – 6 miles South of I-90 Exit 23 – on left. For those not wanting to make the trip down to Catskill. Stage at this location by 7:15am and watch for escort coming up from Catskill location.
CHANGE - Be sure to stage bikes at entrance of the school road - ready to exit onto Rt-9W as the escort comes by. CHANGE
********* ORIGINAL POST ***********
Leatherstocking Honor Flight – Saturday, June 11th.
There will be another Honor Flight leaving from Albany International Airport this coming Saturday, June 11th. Another proud group of WWII veterans will be traveling down to Washington D.C. to visit their monument and share a lifetime of stories with their buddies – their Band of Brothers.
There are SIX staging areas for this mission.
Schoharie Park & Ride
Just off I-88 at Exit 23.
Veterans will be leaving from there by 7:00am.
Stage there no later than 6:45am.
Duanesburg Park & Ride
Just East of the intersection of I-88 and Rt-20 on Rt-20
Plan on staging there by 7:00am.
Watch for escort coming up from Schoharie Park & Ride.
Police escort will be available from this location.
Be prepared for KSU at approx 7:15am
Rotterdam Police Dept
101 Princetown Rd, Rotterdam, NY
6 veterans will be leave from this location.
Please stage at this location no later than 7:00am.
RC here will be Bill Schaaf. New Location and it would be nice to have a big turnout here.
Big Lots Parking Lot
Rt-30, Amsterdam, NY
Stage at this location by 6:30am
Greene County Medical Arts Center
159 Jefferson Heights, Catskill, NY
I-87, Exit 21 – follow Rt-23B
Stage at this location by 7:00am.
A.W. Becker Elementary School
1146 Rt-9W, Selkirk, NY – 6 miles South of I-90 Exit 23 – on left.
For those not wanting to make the trip down to Catskill.
Stage at this location by 7:30am and watch for escort coming up from Catskill location.
There are not enough Ride Captains to participate in these missions.
For most of you – you have participated in numerous other Honor Flight Missions so you know the drill. Of course there will be other motorcyclists there from many other organizations as well – let’s be sure everyone rides safe.
For PGR members – once at the Airport be prepared to form our Flag line around the podium in the baggage area for the brief send-off ceremonies.
I don’t have to tell you – this is a great way to spend a Saturday morning with these heroes of the “Greatest Generation” – smiles and some tears all around..
Patriot Guard Riders – Asst. State Captain
Senior Ride Captain – Region 5
VRP State Coordinator