**HONOR MISSION** RONALD E. YLITALO LCPL USMC VIETNAM RI PGR MEMBER EXETER RI MONDAY 02/17/2020 11AM STAGING

REQUESTED BY RI PATRIOT GUARD

**HONOR MISSION**

RONALD E. YLITALO  LCPL

US MARINE CORPS

VIETNAM

RI PGR MEMBER

Patriot Guard and Associates;

We have been invited by RI PGR to attend and assist them in Honoring Ronald E. Ylitalo  LCPL US Marine Corps,  RI PGR Member. CT PGR is Very Sorry for your loss.

Attached is the Mission information with staging time and location.  RCIC is listed below

PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 02-17-20
Staging Time: 11:00
Veterans Memorial Cemetery
301 South County Trail
( Admin Building)
Exeter, Rhode Island 02822
 
Ride Captain:
ASC Mike “Gizmo” Dalmazzi  mikedal2008@yahoo.com

YLITALO, RONALD E., 70, of Freedom Way, Coventry, passed away on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at the Riverview Healthcare facility. Born in Hancock, Michigan, he was a son of the late Francis and Laila (Kanniainen) Ylitalo.

Ron was employed as a heavy equipment operator with the International Union of Operating Engineers Local #324 for many years before retiring. He was a Lance Corporal in the United States Marine Corps serving in the Vietnam War. For over 10 years, Ron was proud to serve in the Patriot Guard Riders.

He was a true outdoorsman; he loved to hunt and fish. Ron was a member and an officer at the North Bull Moose Lodge #9511 in Michigan.

Ronald is survived by a sister, Joanne Lemmon of Romulus, Michigan as well as several cousins, nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Norman, Donald and Jackie Ylitalo.

A Committal Service with Military Honors will be Monday, February 17, 2020 at 11:30 am at the Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 301 South County Trail in Exeter. Relatives and friends may assemble at 11:15 am by the administrative buildings at the main entrance of the Cemetery.  Visiting hours and flowers are respectfully omitted, memorial donations to the National Patriot Guard Riders (www.patriotguard.org )would be appreciated.

William F. Petras III (Skip)

Assistant State Captain
CT Patriot Guard Riders
860-463-5316 (cell)
860-358-9648 (fax)
 
Gregg Barratt “Flag 7”
State Captain
CT Patriot Guard Riders
860-392-9638 (cell)

**ATTEND ON YOUR OWN HONOR MISSION** DONNELL E MCLAUGHLIN US NAVY WEDNESDAY 01/22/2020 NORWALK CT 4PM STAGE

**ATTEND ON YOUR OWN HONOR MISSION**
DONNELL E MCLAUGHLIN 
US NAVY
 
CHURCH STAGE ONLY
PARKWAY ASSEMBLY OF GOD
260 NEW CANAAN AV.
NORWALK, CT  06850
WEDNESDAY 01/22/2020
4PM STAGE
 
Patriot Guard and Associates;
Sadly we are called to Stand in Honor for Donnell E McLaughlin  US Navy.
Donnell is the son of our own PGR Member Donna Shenarts and we are Sorry for your Loss.
We will Stand a Flag Line for Church Services Only.
Members are requested to bring their own flags.
God Bless America, Our Troops, and Our First Responders.

William F. Petras III (Skip)

Assistant State Captain
CT Patriot Guard Riders
860-463-5316 (cell)
860-358-9648 (fax)
 
Gregg Barratt “Flag 7”
State Captain
CT Patriot Guard Riders
860-392-9638 (cell)

**SPECIAL MISSION** WELCOME HOME/FREEDOM SALUTE CT AIR NATIONAL GUARD EAST GRANBY CT SATURDAY 01/04/2020 1:45PM STAGE

**SPECIAL MISSION**
WELCOME HOME/FREEDOM SALUTE
CT AIR NATIONAL GUARD
BRADLEY AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE
MAIN HANGER #1
100 NICHOLSON RD
EAST GRANBY CT 06026
SATURDAY 01/04/2020
 
STAGING AREA
SPARE TIME BOWLING PARKING LOT
129 ELLA GRASSO TURNPIKE
WINDSOR LOCKS, CT  06096
1:45PM STAGE
Patriot Guard and Associates;
We have been invited by Major General Francis J Evon Jr, Adjutant General to participate in the Freedom Salute Ceremony for CT Air National Guard Units returning from deployment abroad.
We will Stage at the Spare Time Bowling Parking Area and proceed to the Base as a Unit.
We will Stand a Flag Line for the Ceremony.
SC Greg Barratt will be RCIC with Flags on site.
Members attending must provide their Full Name, DOB and Drivers License Number/State to Skip by 6pm tonite  12/31/2019 in order to gain access to the Base.  Access will be denied for anyone not on the approved list.  Members with valid Military/Dependant ID’s do not need to provide information to me.
Members are reminded that Personal Weapons are not Permitted on State Property and your vehicle is subject to search by Base Security Forces when accessing the base.
God Bless America, Our Troops and Our First Responders.

William F. Petras III (Skip)

Assistant State Captain
CT Patriot Guard Riders
860-463-5316 (cell)
860-358-9648 (fax)
 
Gregg Barratt “Flag 7”
State Captain
CT Patriot Guard Riders
860-392-9638 (cell)

WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA ESCORTS 12/11/2019 AND 12/12/2019 ENFIELD & CROMWELL/MIDDLETOWN

DUE TO THE WEATHER, ENFIELD SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED  

WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA MISSION IS CANCELLED.    

 

 

Patriot Guard and Associates;

We are Honored to have been invited to participate in Wreaths Across America Escorts in Enfield and Cromwell/Middletown.
The following is for the Enfield Escort.  This event is Weather Dependant.
Wednesday 12/11/2019  0730am Stage 
281 State St (Corner of Enfield St)
Flagged Vehicles will join the convoy as directed by the Enfield Police Department.  We will Escort the Wreaths Across America Convoy to the Parkman Elementary School. A Ceremony will be held at Parkman. Members are invited to attend the ceremony if they choose.
ASC Skip Petras will be RCIC.
THIS EVENT IS WEATHER DEPENDANT. 
 
Thursday 12/12/2019  8:30am Stage
Stop & Shop Supermarket
195 West St Cromwell, CT 06416
Flagged Vehicles will stage at Stop & Shop and Escort the Trucks with Wreaths from Cromwell to Middletown. Local Law Enforcement, Fire Services and other agencies will be involved.
Law Enforcement will have the final decision as to the progress of the convoy.
Assistance will be needed to assist in the unloading of the trucks at the Eversource Facility following the convoy.
ASC Skip Petras will be RCIC.
THIS EVENT IS ALSO WEATHER DEPENDANT.
God Bless America, Our Troops, and Our First Responders.

William F. Petras III (Skip)

Assistant State Captain
CT Patriot Guard Riders
860-463-5316 (cell)
860-358-9648 (fax)
 
Gregg Barratt “Flag 7”
State Captain
CT Patriot Guard Riders
860-392-9638 (cell)

ATTEND ON YOUR OWN PUBLIC EVENT BRING FRIENDS AND FAMILY

Hearts of Hope is a pay-it-forward program in which people paint clay hearts and send or deliver them to people and places in need of hope and healing.
                                             Please join us at a Hearts of Hope Painting Event                        
        In Honor of Kathy Halverson Stone,  CTPGR
          Being held in Portland, CT
           SUNDAY
                SEPTEMBER 22, 2019
              4PM TO 6PM
              AT THE PORTLAND FIRE DEPARTMENT
               ENGINE CO 2 FIREHOUSE
               594 MAIN ST
                PORTLAND, CT 06480
Attendees will receive 1 Heart for FREE and a suggested donation of $5.00 for each additional Heart that is painted.
All Supplies are provided.
Further info can be seen at www.ourheartsofhope.org
Parking in the rear of the Firehouse.

William F. Petras III (Skip)

Assistant State Captain
CT Patriot Guard Riders
860-463-5316 (cell)
860-358-9648 (fax)
 
Gregg Barratt “Flag 7”
State Captain
CT Patriot Guard Riders
860-392-9638 (cell)

Hearts of Hope HOTH Event Sept 22, 2019 Portland, CT

Hearts of Hope HOTH Event Sept 22, 2019 Portland, CT

 

Patriot Guard and Associates;

Attached you will find a flyer for a Hearts of Hope painting event in Honor of Kathy Halverson Stone.
This is an Attend on Your Own Event and is open to the Public.
Questions,  Contact Patti Ptak or myself. 

William F. Petras III (Skip)

Assistant State Captain
CT Patriot Guard Riders
860-463-5316 (cell)
860-358-9648 (fax)
 
Gregg Barratt “Flag 7”
State Captain
CT Patriot Guard Riders
860-392-9638 (cell)

**SPECIAL MISSION** RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY CT AIR NATIONAL GUARD SMALL AIR TERMINAL E GRANBY CT TUESDAY 05/21/2019 1PM STAGE

**SPECIAL MISSION**
RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY 
CT NATIONAL GUARD 103RD AIRLIFT WING
SMALL AIR TERMINAL
100 NICHOLSON AV
EAST GRANBY, CT 06026
 
STAGING AREA
SPARE TIME BOWLING LANES PARKING LOT
129 ELLA GRASSO TURNPIKE
WINDSOR LOCKS CT 06096
TUESDAY 05/21/2019
1PM STAGING
KSU 1:15PM
 
**SEE SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS BELOW**
Patriot Guard and Associates;
We are proud to have been invited by Major General Francis Evon Jr, CT Adjutant General to participate in the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the Small Air Terminal, 103rd Airlift Wing, 100 Nicholson Av, East Granby CT 06026.
We will Stand a Flag Line for the Ceremony.
SRC Gregg Barratt will be RCIC with flags and water on site.
**SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS**
Members will be entering an Active Military Base and must follow the following instructions for Security Purposes;
NO Personal Weapons to include pocket knives are permitted on the base to include stored on or in your vehicle. Vehicles are subject to search prior to entry. 
All Members are to have Photo ID and present same to gain access to the base.
Staging will be at the bowling alley parking area and the group will travel to the base together. 
God Bless America, Our Troops, and Our First Responders.
William F. Petras III (Skip)
Assistant State Captain
CT Patriot Guard Riders
ascspetras@ctpatriotguard.org
860-463-5316 (cell)
860-358-9648 (fax)

**RI HOTH MISSION** ECHO TAPS EXETER, RI SATURDAY MAY 18, 2019

Patriot Guard and Associates

 Below is a HOTH Mission posted by RI PGR.
If any CT PGR member wishes to attend Please let Jack Casey know
. Mission info is posted. We will be assisting RI with a flag line. CT RCIC will be SRC Jack Casey.

HOTH Mission

Echo Taps

Exeter, Rhode Island – 05-18-19


ABOUT THE MISSION:

Patriot Guard Riders,

Once again, we are honored to be asked for a flag line at the RI Veterans Cemetery on Saturday, May 18th as brass players from across the state join together to honor all our fallen heroes.

We all have come to know Armed Forces Day as the annual Echo Taps Ceremony. Brass players perform an echoing cascade of Taps in recognition of the sacrifice our heroes have made for our country.

 
PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 05-18-19
Staging Time: 11:00
Dunkin Dounts
561 S. COUNTY TRAIL
Exeter, Rhode Island 02822
 
Ride Captain:
“Cowboy” Mike Graichen
mikegncbc@gmail.com
401-473-0124
 
Special Instructions:
KSU 11:20am
 
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water will be provided.

** Special Mission** PTSD WARRIORS COVE ISLAND RETREAT SATURDAY OCT 7, 2017 0900 hrs Stage

** Special Mission**

PTSD WARRIORS COVE ISLAND RETREAT

SATURDAY OCT 7, 2017

0900 hrs Stage

Patriot Guard and Associates;

The Patriot Guard has been personally requested by A Gold Star Mother to attend and would appreciate our help at the following event supporting our Warriors experiencing PTSD.

PTSD WARRIORS COVE ISLAND RETREAT
SATURDAY OCTOBER 7, 2017
10:00 AM TO 3:00 PM
363 WEED AVENUE
STAMFORD, CT 06902

 

We will set up an informational table at the event.

Staging will be at 0900 hrs.

ASC Jack Casey will be RCIC and will have 2 tables and 4 chairs with him. If anyone else is able to help out with providing a tent, it would be appreciated. If members are planning to attend, it is requested that you bring a chair(s) with you.

A large crowd is expected. Food and entertainment will be provided.

God Bless America, Our Troops, and Our First Responders.

For the State Captain,

 


William F. Petras III (Skip)
Assistant State Captain
CT Patriot Guard Riders
ascspetras@ctpatriotguard.org
860-463-5316 (cell)
860-358-9648 (fax)

 

 

***HOTH SPECIAL EVENT***VETERANS APPRECIATION BARBECUE, 1130 HRS (11:30 AM), SATURDAY, 24 JUNE 2017, WESTBROOK ELKS LODGE 1784, WESTBROOK, CT 06498

***HOTH SPECIAL EVENT***

VETERANS APPRECIATION BARBECUE

1130 HRS (11:30 AM), SATURDAY, 24 JUNE 2017

WESTBROOK ELKS LODGE 1784, WESTBROOK, CT 06498

Patriot Guard Riders and Associates,

We have again been invited to participate in the 7th Annual Veterans BBQ at the Westbrook Elks Lodge 1784. This event honors all Veterans of all branches of service.
We will stand a Flag Line as the Veterans arrive at the lodge. There will be Veterans from CT Army National Guard, residents of Rocky Hill, Newington and West Haven Veterans facilities, Homeless Veterans Shelters, Elk Veterans, VFW and American Legion Posts. The Ceremony begins with the arrival of the Veterans from 1100 to 1200 hrs (11:00 am to 12:00 pm). We then join in for the BBQ Lunch.

ASC Jack Casey will be RCIC and Flags and water will be on site.

STAGE: 1000 HRS (10:00 AM), Saturday, 24 June 2017
Westbrook Elks Lodge 1784
142 Seaside Ave.
Westbrook, CT 06498

Early arrival recommended due to limited parking.
God Bless America, Our Troops and First Responders.

Regards,

MAC MCARTHUR

STATE CAPTAIN

CT PATRIOT GUARD RIDERS

statecaptain@ctpatriotguard.org

haddamac@gmail.com

mac06438@aol.com

Cell:860-682-7625

Fax: 860-345-3654