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    Retirement Ceremony, Bayside, New York - 20 May 2017

    Retirement of Colonel Michael Floru, Retired

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    Bayside, New York - 20 May 2017



    ABOUT THE MISSION:

    Riders and Patriots: Our presence has been requested at the Retirement Ceremony of Colonel Michael Floru, Commander of the 3rd BDE (CA/PO) at Fort Totten Parade Grounds on Saturday, 20 May 2017.

    After 30 years in the US Army, including several deployments, Colonel Floru is retiring as Brigade Commander and Installation Commander of Fort Totten.

    A brief ceremony to begin at 1:30 P.M., after which, Colors will be retired, mounted to Colonel Floru's motorcycle, and we will escort him off the Base.


    PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 20 May 2017

    Primary Staging Time: 1:00 P.M.
    Fort Totten
    Bayside, New York -

    Ride Captain:
    Wayne Cohen
    PGRWayne@gmail.com
    516.729.9869

    Special Instructions:
    Please stage at 1:00 P.M. in parking lot of Little Bay Park, adjacent to the entrance of Fort Totten. KSU at 1:10 P.M. to allow for entrance to Base and setup on Parade Grounds.

    Flags & Water:
    Flags Will NOT Be Provided, Please Bring Your Own.
    If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
    Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

    Submitted By: Ray Sestak
    Position: Ride Captain



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    Rest In Peace Veteran.
    "Eyes on the olive branch, but arrows at the ready."

    Jim
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    Ride Captain srdoll's Avatar
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    Congratulations on Your Retirement. Thank You for Your Service. God Bless.
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    U.S. Navy Veteran ('61-'65-'67)
    "Non Sibi Sed Patriae"

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    The Bible reminds us that "Blessed are those that mourn for they shall be comforted." I pray that this will be especially true for you as you mourn your loss. I pray that God will give you the strength to see you through this sad and difficult time.
    We fought a revolution. We won the revolution. We wrote the Constitution.
    The constitution doesn’t grant power, it keeps the government off our backs.


    Ron "Smokey" Wasmuth
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    My Family and I send our condolences to the Family and friends of a True American Hero. You will be in our thoughts and Prayers over the coming days. Your Hero’s Service and Sacrifice to our Country can never be forgotten.
    Harry “Bantam” Trawick
    SW Ga RC

    A veteran is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to: "The United States of America" for any amount, up to and including my life".

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    Congratulations on your retirement Colonel.
    ​Riding in honor of:

    F.C. White, Sr. Tech 5, US Army, WWII (Father)
    F.C. White, Jr. SSgt, US Air Force, Viet Nam (Brother)
    D.B. White Petty Officer 2nd Class, US Navy Seabee, Viet Nam Era Vet (Twin)
    "We Build/We Fight", "Seabee's Can Do"
    D. Thompson, Master Chief Petty Officer, US Navy (Ret), Korean War (Uncle)
    A. Thompson, Sergeant, US Marine Corps, Korean War (Uncle)
    G. Thompson, Private, US Army, WWI (Grandpa)



    R.W. White (AKA) "Bob White"
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    Jul 72 - Aug 94

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    Congratulation Sir on your retirement.
    Thank you Sir for your service to this Nation, Enjoy your retirement.
    God Bless you Sir.

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    My wife and I wish to extend our deepest sympathy for the loss of Your Hero.
    Rest in Peace, you will not be forgotten.

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    Ride safe, I will be there in spirit.
    ALL GAVE SOME, SOME GAVE ALL.

    They may take my LIFE, but they will NEVER take my FREEDOM!

    "It is accomplished by the few for the many - FREEDOM!" Harley Harrold

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