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 6 Veterans
4 live in south Nassau (Lynbrook, Seaford, Massapequa, Amityville). 2 live in Suffolk (Calverton & Manorville). Luckily, they all live near each other making the 2 routes easily planned.
These Veterans do 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. ALR Post 924 will be RC.
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
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 & DONT FORGET THE WELCOME HOME AT 10PM 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.
Facebook event page, for last minute changes: Click here for the Facebook event page
Thank You for your Support
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Honor Flight Long Island – Board Member631-294-5248 (text is best)