AAR PGR 9/11 and Blue Star Families Memorial Cruise

On September 10, 2010, the Patriot Guard Riders escorted 9/11 and Blue Star Family members to a dockside ceremony in Freeport.

The Baldwin American Legion Post 246, the Patriot Guard Riders and Capt. Frank Rizzo of the M/V Miss Freeport V hosted the event.  Representatives of many other Legion Posts also attended.

The ceremony was opened with a beautiful rendition of the National Anthem by Jessica Afeltra.

Capt Rizzo was presented with a Citation for Meritorious Service by the American Legion.

Several of our outstanding Blue Star Moms were there.

The Amityville Highland Pipe Band provided a dignified musical backdrop.

The Coast Guard stood by as flowers were of remembrance were cast into the bay as the names of those lost since 9/11 were read.

A rifle salute was rendered before Taps was played.

And then it was time for some old soldiers to reminisce.

All the excellent photographs of this event were taken by Carlos Varon and are viewable here.

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