Details for HONOR FLIGHT LONG ISLAND Community Sendoff & Motorcycle escorts for Sunday morning

Oct 02, 15 Details for HONOR FLIGHT LONG ISLAND Community Sendoff & Motorcycle escorts for Sunday morning

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.


((And if you don’t ride or can’t make the escort be at the airport by 0600 to welcome the Veterans to the airport and join us on the sendoff line as we wish them well on their day’s journey.))


Sunday October 4th 2015. There will be three escorts this morning with three separate stages, as we will be escorting WW2 Veterans to the Airport.


Ronkonkoma / Lindenhurst Stage – KSU 0500 at BOTGNY “the VAC” (2184 Pond Road Ronkonkoma)

We will be heading to Lindenhurst to escort a Veteran that has a BOTGNY member picking him up and driving him to the airport

R/C Frank Bania 631-294-5248

(if your closer to Lindenhurst, you can be ready to roll by 0515/0520 at the McDonalds on Sunrise Hwy across from the Babylon town hall)



Riverhead Stage – 0500 hrs KSU at 7-11 (near the DMV at CR 58 and NY25

Then head to Westhampton stage.

R/C Mike Davis 631-236-6578



Westhampton Stage – KSU at 0515 – Valero Fuel Station, Westhampton, corner of Montauk Hwy & Old Riverhead Road,

This stage will be escorting Lou, a US Marine who assaulted Red Beach at the invasion of Okinawa.

R/C Richie Steiber 631-495-1401



Floral Park / Bellmore – R/C David Fernandez 516-695-8562

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

KSU – 0500 HRS.

Will be heading to Bellmore to escort a Veteran that is having a Honor Flight member pick him and drive him to the airport.

(Anyone closer to Bellmore can be ready to roll at 0515/0520 hrs at the corner of Newbridge Rd and Grand Ave))



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


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 2130 hrs for any of you that would like to be there to Welcome the Heroes Home please be at the airport by 2100 hrs (9pm)


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.



Ride Safe!

Frank “Frankie B” Bania

Honor Flight – Long Island – Board Member

Boots on the Ground NY – President / Founder


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