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9/11 Patriot Ride 2015 – 1000 Miles in 24 Hours, 3rd annual

Aug 18, 15 9/11 Patriot Ride 2015 – 1000 Miles in 24 Hours, 3rd annual

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The September 11 attacks resulted in 2,977 immediate (attack time) deaths.  The immediate deaths include 246 victims on the four planes (from which there were no survivors), 2,587 in New York City in the World Trade Center and on the ground, and 125 at the Pentagon. About 292 people were killed at street level by burning debris and falling bodies of those who had jumped or fallen from the World Trade Center’s windows. All the deaths in the attacks were civilians except for 55 military personnel killed at the Pentagon. There were 417 first responders killed. 55 Active duty service members were killed. 40 people were killed on Flight 93. Some immediate victims were not added to the list until years later. The news media has traditionally described the attacks as the deadliest attack on U.S. soil since Pearl Harbor, but in fact there were several hundred more casualties on September 11, 2001 than there were in the December 1941 Pearl Harbor ambush. Not since the last battles of the Civil War had there been a domestic assault with greater loss of life. On Friday September 11th, 2015 We will have Our Patriot Ride to Honor these Hero’s & Victims. We will be leaving the Veteran Activity Center (2184 Pond Rd Ronkonkoma) at 0200 hrs. We will be keeping to a tight schedule to allow for 1000 miles in 24 hours – serious riders only and big fuel tanks please. here’s how the fuel stops will work, and the miles between them, plan is to try to add few more miles so we can get the 1000 miles in within the 24 hours…………………. Leave Ronk, 0200 hrs, ride by GZ (0300hrs) , holland tunnel to Stockton fuel stop NJ – approx. 135 miles. Stockton (KSU 0430hrs) to Maryland house, approx. 120 miles. Maryland house (KSU 0630hrs) to Arlington, approx. 75 miles (no fueling at Arlington, we will fuel at Leesburg) Arlington (meet at visitor center 0800) (KSU Arlington 0900) to Leesburg VA, approx. 50...

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2015 Tentative Fall / Winter event schedule:

2015 Tentative Fall / Winter event schedule: Seminar schedules will be posted separately. Saturday 8/20 – Welcome Americas 9/11 Riders to NYC – 6:30 PM Holland Tunnel and West Side hwy. Saturday 9/13 – MMA event in Jamaica Queens to benefit Boots on the Ground NY and WWP Thursday 10/1 – Golf outing to benefit Boots on the Ground NY Sunday 10/4 – Motorcycle Escort of WW2 Veterans for Honor Flight. Sunday 10/4 – Welcome Home Honor flight at Long Island MacArthur Airport – 8:30 PM Saturday 10/17 – Our next collection date. We will be collecting nonperishable foods and also new packages of socks, t-shirts, underwear, sweat pants and suits for hospitalized Veterans. Weekend of 10/23-10/25 – Catskill Peasantry Sport shoot clay event. Saturday 11/7 & 11/14 – Turkey and food collections at the VAC for Thanksgiving Holiday meal packages. Saturday 11/21 – Volunteer effort day at the VAC (deliveries of food and turkeys. December – 7th annual Christmas Holiday Breakfast (time/date to be announced). This year we will be collecting items for hospitalized Veterans (new packages of socks, t-shirts, underwear, sweat pants and suits, phone cards. January / February – 6th Annual pack out (date/time/location all to be announced). We will be moving our pack out back to the middle of winter, not only to cure the cabin fever but also so that our packages will arrive to our Troops well after the Holiday rush of packages are sent their way and when they are needed most. (New needs list will be created once we hear from Troops deploying over the fall.) Please consider creating collections events and bringing the collected items to the annual pack out.   Information will be available for all events on our Facebook pages, website and mail out via email. Share this:EmailMoreLike this:Like...

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Boots on the Ground NY will be narrowing their focus this winter.

Boots on the Ground NY will be narrowing their focus this winter. Our main areas of concentration will once again be Hospital visits and our in house group programs. BOTGNY not only brings supplies to hospitalized Veterans in the VA, but also to the homeless shelter located on the grounds as well. Our visits are more than a supply drop, we also bring a prepared meal and /or snacks and sit down break bread and talk with our Veterans, making sure they know they are not forgotten, Our in house programs are: Tuesday night peer support meetings open to all Veterans of any era, it’s a round table type group allowing anyone present to talk about anything on their mind, lean on their Brothers/Sisters, or just listen to others and maybe add their input. There is always chow and coffee/ refreshments available. Wednesday night is a 12 step support group with a NA format but open to any Veteran with any type of substance abuse or addiction issues. Both Tuesday and Wednesday meeting begin promptly at 1930 hours, with doors opening at 1900. The food pantry is always available during group hours. We need assistance in keeping the word out there to Veterans about the availability of these meetings. We are still looking to create a family/spouse type group for family members of Veterans, and are still fishing to see what the turnout would be (if you’re interested in attending a group like this message us). Open house Veteran PTSD / Suicide lectures and programs will also begin in the fall for a 3 part series again. We will also be listing our Fall/Winter event schedule shortly. Share this:EmailMoreLike this:Like...

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6th Annual Run to the VA & BBQ

Jun 14, 15 6th Annual Run to the VA & BBQ

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What: 6th Annual Run to the VA When: Saturday June 20th Time: 0930 AM staging, 1030 KSU Where: The VAC – 2184 Pond Road, Ronkonkoma, Bagels & coffee available Why: Memorial Run and BBQ at the Northport VA with over 100 Veterans that now live there. Who: Motorcycles & cars, trucks, (vehicles may follow the motorcycles) Cost: Free, but donations accepted to help supply needed supplies to hospitalized Veterans throughout the year.   The details: 6th Annual “Run to the VA” in memory Of SSgt John Andrew Thorburn, a Vietnam Veteran who coped and suffered with symptoms of Agent Orange which also deeply affected his family taking the lives of two of his children.   This event is not only a Memorial Run, and an Agent Orange Awareness Event, but also a bonding experience with Veterans that reside at the Nursing Home (Bldg. 92) at the Northport VA medical center on this Father’s Day weekend.   The day starts off at the VAC with breakfast, Our Nations Pledge & Anthem, Prayer and then a Moment of Silence. Then invited speakers talk of Agent Orange, this is followed by a road trip to Calverton National Cemetery where we pay our respects to SSgt John Andrew Thorburn. We then travel to the Northport VA and serve up a BBQ & live music and then enjoy the afternoon with the Veterans that now live at the VA. Live Music by the Matt Levine Band. This is a free event, but we are looking for sponsors which allows us to purchase t-shirts which are given free to the residing Veterans and also the cost of food & beverages for the BBQ which feeds hospitalized Veterans, VA Staff and all the attendees. This is a wonderful annual event and the Veterans at the VA look forward to our arrival each Fathers Day weekend.   Sponsorships can be purchased in increments for as low as $75 which gets your business / honorable mention of the back of the event shirt....

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Ride with BOTGNY on Memorial Day in the Medford Parade

May 18, 15 Ride with BOTGNY on Memorial Day in the Medford Parade

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We will be staging at the 7-11 on Rte 112 in North Patchogue at 10:15 hours then head to parade staging at Tremont Elementary at 1030 hrs.  Parade kicks off at 11 am, and is short distance up to the ceremony across from the Fire House. All are invited to Ride. For more info contact Frank Bania at FrankB@bootsonthegroundny.com or 631-615-2200 Share this:EmailMoreLike this:Like...

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