UPDATE: As of 19 Jan 10:43 AM,The Pony Express is scheduled for tomorrow the 20th of January 2020 with same Staging, Times and Locations as shown below.
Before heading out, please watch the weather, dress accordingly and safe travels to all.
Marcia D. Vecchio
U.S. Navy Veteran
PGRPA & PGRNM
20 January 2020
The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited by the family of Marcia D. Vecchio, U.S. Navy veteran to stand in silent honor then escort her to New York, a PGR Pony Express, from Truth or Consequences, New Mexico to Fredonia, New York where her family will scatter her ashes in a private ceremony.
Marcia joined the U.S. Navy in March 1973 as a Seaman Recruit and was honorably discharged November of 1975.
After time served, Marcia became a PGR member in Pennsylvania and also lived part of the year in Las Cruces, New Mexico where she also joined the PGR in June 2008 and was an active member up until her passing.
Marcia was also a member of American Legion Post #494 in Girard,PA where she supported the Legion Honor Guard, traveling around the country, teaching Honor Guard procedures to other American Legion members.
Marcia served our country with honor, it is now our turn to honor her.
Monday, 20 January 2020
Requesting Cages (Vehicles) Only! All participating in the Pony Express to be fueled up and ready to ride. This is a three hour Escort, Touch and Go.
Staging: 8:15 AM
Pennsylvania Welcome Center
I-70 East Claysville, PA 15323
Briefing: 8:45 AM
KSU: 9:15 AM
Alternate Staging Part II: 10:18 AM
Rest Area I-79 North Bound
Volant, PA 16156
15 minute Stop then KSU
Alternate Staging Part III: 11:30 AM
MM 164 Rest Area
Edinboro, PA 16412
Briefing: 5 Minute Stop
KSU: 11:40 AM
For additional details, stops and route for the entire Escort starting in New Mexico, please refer to the National Link created by New Mexico. Keep in mind, times are subject to change and there may be updates so, please check the Mission post periodically.
Members can attend all of a mission or any part of the mission. PGR sets no time for a member to stand a mission. We Thank you for whatever time you give us and the families of our heroes appreciate your time.
Please be aware & alert of your surroundings. Also before heading out, please watch the weather and dress accordingly.
RCIC: Lewis Winnecour
Assisting: Aaron Zeff
Assisting: Dale Mallory