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Special Mission

Gold Star Families Ceremony
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All Military Branches
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Pittsford, NY - 05/25/2024


Mission applies to the following Region(s):

Region 1, Region 2

About the Mission:

The true meaning of Memorial Day is to honor and remember those families who have lost a loved one while serving our great country. Several Gold Star Families will be in attendance. Keynote speaker is Sheriff Todd Baxter. Eric Wheeler is the MC. The Monroe County American Legion will present the colors and provide a gun salute.
Master Bugler Tom Allen will sound Taps.  During the ceremony, Patriot Guard Riders will form a semi circle behind the crowd of seated guests. Our motorcycles with large flags will be located next to the ceremony surrounding the parked cars of the guests.

Primary Staging Date and Staging Time:

05/25/2024 at 09:00am

Staging Location:

White Haven Memorial Park
Front Parking Lot
210 Marsh Rd.
Pittsford, NY  14534

Lead Ride Captain and Contact Info:

Bobby Rinck
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Special Covid-19 Mission Guidelines:

Updated 15, May 2024

The CDC has changed its COVID-19 protocol recommendations for 2024, updating them to reflect the changing severity and transmission of the virus. Please click here for the latest information and continue to practice common sense distancing protocols while in enclosed locations.

Special Information:

Patriot Guard Riders will meet for a 9:15 briefing in the front parking lot. At 9:25 AM, we will ride as a group into the cemetery and proceeded to park our motorcycles around the outside of the parking area of the mausoleum and all Denominations Chapel. We will then gather and surround the visitors chairs while they arrive for the 10 AM celebration. Patriot Guard Riders have been invited and have participated in this families ceremony for many years. Please have clean flags and your bike looking good. Please join me for this ceremony supporting our Goldstar families on a very busy Memorial Day weekend.

Is there a Second Stage to this Mission?


Submitted by:

Bobby Rinck, RC

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