Motorcycle Riders Wanted to Escort WW2 Veterans this Sunday Morning for Honor Flight (Sunday 5/17)

May 13, 15 Motorcycle Riders Wanted to Escort WW2 Veterans this Sunday Morning for Honor Flight (Sunday 5/17)

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.

 

Sunday May 17th 2015. There will be three escorts this morning with three separate stages, as we will be escorting four WW2 Veterans to the Airport.

 

Ronkonkoma Stage – 0545 at BOTGNY VAC (2184 Pond Road Ronkonkoma. We will be escorting a Veteran from Hauppauge. R/C Frank Bania 631-294-5248

 

Mastic Stage – 0530 at Applebee’s of Shirley located on the NE corners of Montauk Hwy and William Floyd.  R/C Richie Steiber 631-495-1401

 

Floral Park / Nassau Stage – 0530 Floral Park Fire Dept., Reliance House which is located on Jericho Tpk at the corner of Holland Ave. Floral Park.

R/C David Fernandez  516-695-8562

 

All Veterans will then be escorted to Long Island MacArthur Airport

Please remember to take a minute and thank these Veterans for their sacrifices over 70 years ago

 

Last May we had over 26 riders between two rides escort three WW2 Veteran to the airport. September of 2013 we had over 34 riders escort a 99 year old Veteran from Smithtown and in June of 2013 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, Sailors, Airmen & Marines that we truly appreciate their Service to Our Country and give them a morning to talk about!!

 

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 2100 hrs for any of you that would like to be there to Welcome the Heroes Home please be at the airport by 2030 hrs (8:30pm)

 

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.

 

 

Don’t forget our annual Run to the VA on Saturday June 20th which stages at the VAC (2184 Pond Road, Ronkonkoma at 1000 hrs. There will be a Memorial Run to Calverton National Cemetery followed by a BBQ at the VA Hospital in Northport. This is a free event, cars and motorcycles. This is a great chance to bond with over 100 Veterans that now reside at the Northport VA nursing home. There is also live music. Please visit our website for more details www.BootsontheGroundNY.com

 

 

Ride Safe!

Frank “Frankie B” Bania

Boots on the Ground NY – “Leaving No Veteran Behind”

frankb@bootsonthegroundny.com

631-294-5248

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