Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Patriot Guard Riders expected in Wellsville Wednesday June 8

(photo by S. Palmer) Members of the Patriot Guard Riders of New York are expected to roll into Wellsville Wednesday morning to honor the memory of one of their one. According to the PRG - We have been requested to stand in Honor of another World War II Veteran.  Leonard A. Lewis passed away in Wellsville on June 1st at the age of 90.
Summarizing from his obituary: In addition to serving in the U.S. Navy as a Ship Signalman aboard the USS Albemarle from 1943-1945, Mr. Lewis was also a proud PGR member (rode a white trike)
American Legion/American Legion Riders and VFW member, and a Volunteer Firefighter.
For his U.S. Navy WW-II Service, Mr. Lewis was awarded:  American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, and the WW-II Victory Medal.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, June 8, at 11 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville followed by an Honor Guard and burial service at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Wellsville.
Staging at 10:00 AM
Immaculate Conception Church 
Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM 
Followed by Escort to Sacred Heart Cemetery
South Main Street (Route 19), Wellsville
Burial with Military Honors
Mission Statement
The Patriot Guard Riders of New York is a group of patriots from across the state. We have one thing in common besides motorcycles. We have an unwavering respect for America's freedom and security.
We don't care what you ride or if you a ride, what your political views are, or whether you're a hawk or a dove. It is not a requirement that you be a veteran. It doesn't matter where you're from or what your income is. The only prerequisite is Respect.
Our main mission is to attend the funeral services of fallen American heroes as invited guests of the family.