Honor Flight LI – Escorts & Welcome Home! – Come out and show support for the Heroes.

Sep 20, 17 Honor Flight LI – Escorts & Welcome Home! – Come out and show support for the Heroes.

Attention Honor Flight Riders, All Motorcycle Riders & Honor Flight Supporters. We are calling on the motorcycle riding community once again.
On Saturday September 23rd, 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. We have been doing this for over 7 years, twice a year, when there is an Honor Flight scheduled.

Here’s the plan: there will be three escorts planned for the 6 Veterans
We have 2 Veterans coming from North Queens area, 3 from Riverhead Area, and 1 from South Nassau

Suffolk – Riverhead location rally point
all-star bowling alley. 98 Main Road, Riverhead.
meet up by 0515 for KSU at 0530 hrs sharp
Road captain: Mike Davis

Queens – Rally Point
BP Gas Station: 13005 20th Ave, Flushing, NY 11356
meet up by 0445 for KSU at 0500 hrs sharp
Road Captain: Frank Bania
I will also be leaving Ronkonkoma at 0400 hrs from the VAC (2184 Pond Road, Ronkonkoma, if anyone wants to meet there and ride in with me.

Nassau – Cedarhurst location rally point
Sherwood Diner: 311 Rockaway Tpke, Lawrence, NY 11559
meet up by 0500 for KSU at 0510 hrs sharp
Road Captain: Chris Gallagher

Please be fueled up, prior to the rally times.
RIDE SAFE and please ride as tight as you’re comfortable with.

Facebook event link (for motorcycle escort updates) https://www.facebook.com/events/1605321452860643

We will also have assigned cages with each escort that will transport the Veterans to the airport, the drivers also will need to be available to get these Veterans home at 11pm that evening. 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. Please also keep in mind that these motorcycle escort are surprises for the Veterans being escorted, we plan these behind the scene with their families or guardians and this sometime take time to coordinate.

IF YOU DON’T RIDE, PLEASE BE AT THE AIRPORT AT 0600 TO MEET & GREET ALL THE WW2 & KOREAN WAR VETERANS AND WISH THEM A GREAT DAY IN DC ON THEIR HONOR FLIGHT & DON’T FORGET THE WELCOME HOME AT 11PM THAT NIGHT AT THE AIRPORT TO WELCOME THESE HEROES HOME.

These escorts happen very early, so it does not interfere with any other rides or events. It is a truly amazing experience, the Veterans are our Living History, and they won’t be around for much longer, show them your appreciation, say thank you in an amazing way.
We are losing our Greatest Generation every day, and these Heroes won’t be around very soon, so please make time for them. Please share the ride info and events, let us really show these Veterans that fought in WW2 & Korea the appreciation they deserve.

Welcome Home Info
Saturday night 10:30PM September 23rd 2017
Long Island MacArthur Airport

Facebook event page for Welcome Home, https://www.facebook.com/events/137699120174495 

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 is scheduled to land at 2250 hrs. (10:50 pm)
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!!

 

Thank You for your Support
Frank Bania
Boots on the Ground NY – Founder
Honor Flight Long Island – Board Member
FrankB@BootsontheGroundNY.com
631-294-5248 (text is best)

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