Honor Flight- Escort, Meet & Greet, Welcome Home this Saturday

May 05, 17 Honor Flight- Escort, Meet & Greet, Welcome Home this Saturday

The Next Honor Flight Welcome Home

& Motorcycle Escorts will be

Saturday May 6th


The World War 2 and Korean War Heroes will be returning from there Honor Flight to the DC Memorials on Saturday evening and we are inviting EVERYONE to join us in giving them the Welcome Home they deserve Long Island style. So, pack up the family, tell the neighbors, the local Scouts, get caught talking about it at church, let everyone know. Bring flags, signs and patriotic apparel, let’s do this BIG.


We will form clap lines for the American Heroes to walk through as we applaud, and shout Welcome Home, letting them know how much appreciation we have for the Freedoms they fought for 70 years ago.

Meet up in the Main Terminal by 2230 hrs. (10:30PM) just look for the crowd. The plane lands at 2250 hrs. (10:50 pm)


Facebook event page for Welcome Home:



Every flight we manage to get the word out a bit more thanks to all of you, so let’s make this Welcome Home bigger and better!!


There will be motorcycle escorts that morning to escort Six of the Heroes to the airport that morning. And if you ride, your invited.


Facebook event page for motorcycle & sendoff event:



Attention Motorcycle Riders & Honor Flight Supporters. We are calling on the motorcycle riding community once again. On Saturday May 6th, there will be multiple motorcycle escort rides to escort World War 2 & Korean War Veteran Hero’s to the Long Island MacArthur Airport in Ronkonkoma. This has been going on for many years twice a year, when there is an Honor Flight scheduled. Here’s the plan there will be two escorts planned for the 4 Veterans, 3 live in south Nassau (Lynbrook, Seaford,  Amityville). 1 lives in Suffolk ( Manorville). Luckily, they all live near each other making the 2 routes easily planned. These Veterans did not have family / friends available to take them to the airport to and see them off or meet them upon return. We, the riders, will be these Heroes Family on Saturday May 6th.


The Nassau Escort will stage / KSU at 0430 hrs. at the Lynbrook diner. 401 Sunrise Hwy, Lynbrook, NY 11563. Frank Bania will be RC.

The Suffolk Escort will stage / KSU at 0515 at the Home Depot in Riverhead, 1550 Old Country Road, Riverhead, NY 11901 and / or at 0445 at American legion post 924 in Hampton Bays.  John Ryan /ALR Post 924 will be RC.


We will also have assigned cages with each escort that will transport the Veterans to the airport. So not only are we escorting these Men, but we are also driving them to the airport

Riders you can show up at any stage listed at the KSU times to ride with that escort in your area



If you wish to be part of the sendoff crew, please be at the airport by 0600 hrs. to line the terminal and wish the Heroes a great day. Some also need assistance getting out of their vehicles and into wheelchairs.


Many of you have been part of our welcome homes and send off over the years and we Thank You for your participation.


Thank you!!

 Frank Bania

 Boots on the Ground NY



“Leaving No Veteran Behind”!

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