The Patriot Guard Riders bring home unclaimed fallen veterans.

Patriot Guard Riders
On June 26, 2015, I was invited to attend, on behalf of the Red Cross, a ceremony honoring the remains of unclaimed fallen veterans.  In our country there are still veterans that served in wars but were never claimed at the funeral homes.  The Steuben  County Veterans Agency sponsors the Patriot Guard Riders Veterans Recovery Program.  Seven veterans, 5 from WWII and 2 from the Vietnam War, were transported from Buffalo, NY, to Bath, NY, to the Bath VA National Cemetery for their final resting place via a convoy of motorcycles.  It was so touching to see.  Laid to rest were US Army PFC Joseph A Petrolak, US Army Pvt. Albert A. Walz, US Navy SIC Thomas O.  McMillam, US Army Cpl. Robert E. Corrigan, US Army Cpl. James L. Macaluso, and Vietnam Veterans US Navy SN Gerald E. Palaszynski, and US Navy GMG3 Ronald D. Hanson.  Three hundred people in total attended the event. The Patriot Guard Riders acted as their family.  These services are all across our country.  We must honor and remember our service people.  Try to attend one if you can.  It was an amazing experience.