Riders Wanted for Honor Flight Escort This Saturday Morning, (even if you dont ride join us at the Airport)

Apr 29, 14 Riders Wanted for Honor Flight Escort This Saturday Morning, (even if you dont ride join us at the Airport)

We will once again be calling on the motorcycle community to join us as we escort Heroes from Our Greatest Generation to LIMA for their Honor Flight to Washington DC for the day.

Saturday May 3rd, 2014. There will be two escorts this morning with separate stages, as we will be escorting three WW2 Veterans to Long Island MacArthur Airport, Bohemia, NY.

West Suffolk – 0500 hrs. Staging at the VAC (Veterans Activity Center) 2184 Pond Road, Ronkonkoma.

We will be escorting Frank Nani, US Army Pacific, 97 years old & Paul Tropeano US Army Normandy from West Islip. (KSU will be 0520 from VAC, VAC will have coffee available at 0500 hrs.)

East Suffolk – 0500 hrs. Staging at the American Legion Post 924, 55 Ponquogue Ave, Hampton Bays.

We will be escorting Ludin Hunter, US Army Pilot, 97 years old from Southampton, (KSU will be 0500)

Last September we had over 34 riders escort a 99 year old Veteran from Smithtown and last June we had over 30 motorcycle riders join us as we escorted a 93 year old WW2 Veteran to the airport, who actually rode to the airport on the back of a motorcycle.

Let us show these Soldiers that we truly appreciate their Service to Our Country and give them a morning to talk about!! These Are Surprise Escorts, only the Veterans Daughters and Sons know.

Facebook event link: www.facebook.com/events/559133637534645

For those that don’t ride, be at the Airport a little before 0600 and meet and greet all the Heroes going on the Honor Flight. Shake the hands of the Heroes and say THANK YOU. Some could also use a hand getting out of the car and into wheelchairs.

The return flight lands at 2130 hrs for any of you that would like to be there to Welcome the Heroes Home.

For anyone that would like to make a donation towards Honor Flight, we have set up a pay-pal link on our website:    http://www.bootsonthegroundny.com/product/donations-for-honor-flight-long-island/

All WW2 Veterans go on the trip for Free, paid for by community donations. This is a great way to Show appreciation for Our Freedoms that they protected over 70 years ago. WW2 Veterans are Our living History and sadly they won’t be here for much longer. We will be presenting any donations that come in on Saturday morning.


Ride Safe!
Frank “Frankie B” Bania
Boots on the Ground NY – “Leaving No Veteran Behind”
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