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Escorts/Announcements

The Navajo-Hopi Honor Riders are composed of individuals from across the Navajo and Hopi Nations, and are involved in events when and where requested, time and distance permitting.  All requests are circulated, and those in attendance will stand in for those who cannot.  When you see Honor Riders, rest assured there are more with your event in their thoughts and prayers.

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JULY:

18 - Honor and Appreciation Run for GEORGE B. WILLIE, Navajo Code Talker. Staging 9:00am MST at Bashas parking lot in Dilkon, AZ. KSU 9:30am MST. and route west on N15, north on N2 for 2.5miles to Leupp Presbyterian church. Contact Annabelle Smallcanyon 928-386-0123.

11 - Welcome Home Escort for LESLIE B. BEGAY, Army. Staging at Safeway in Gallup, NM. KSU 8:00am. Route Hwy 491, Hwy 264 and Route 12 to chapter house in Rock Point, AZ. Program begins 10:00am and lunch provided. Honor Gourd Dance from 1:pm to 7:pm at chapter house. Contact: Lea 928-255-7949 or 928-569-4294.

JUNE:

30 - Funeral Escort for JOHNNY T PLATERO, Army. Veteran served 1959-61. Services begin 10:00am at Rollies in Gallup, NM. Staging 11:00am and KSU 11:30am and route is Gallup, Window Rock, Fort Defiance, Coalmine Road to family plot for burial. Reception will be at Fort Defiance chapter house following burial. Contacts are: Gary Lewis 928-309-0188 or Robert Platero 505-713-6663.

19 - Funeral Escort for FRANK JIM, Army. Korean War veteran and Purple Heart 
recipient. Staging- 7:00am at First American Credit Union,Tse Bonito.
Escort- Ft Defiance , Navajo , Wheatfields, Tsaile to Chinle Veterans Cemetery. Graveside service to begin at 11:00am.


13 - Funeral Escort for BAHE KETCHUM, Navajo Code Talker. Staging 7:00am at Valley Ridge Mortuary. KSU 7:30am. Route to Pioneer Day Grounds Navajo Mountain for services beginning at 10:00am.

12 - Welcome Home Escort for Cpl ANTHONY BEGAY, Marine. Staging 12:00pm at Veterans Park in Window Rock, AZ. KSU 12:30pm and route north on Route 12 to chapter house in Lukachukai, AZ. Contact Cyriah Yazzie 928-359-5055.
MAY:

17 - Memorial Bike Run for Larry R. Juan. Army Veteran. Staging 11:00am in Chinle, AZ. Residence of Darleen Juan. 5.5 miles north of Chinle, milepost 453.8, westside. KSU 1:00pm. Lunch will be provided. Contact: Tonya Yellowhair 480.516.5082

12,13, 14&15 - 13th ANNUAL NAVAJO – HOPI HONOR RUN. Thank you to all riders, participants and supporters during this remembrance and tribute to all the gold star families. Acknowledge the blue star families. Gratitude to veterans. Support for active duty military personnel.

03 - Retirement Honor Run for Master Sergeant FREDDIE HATATHLIE, after 30+ years of honorable service. Staging 9:am DST at Conoco station on north Hwy 89 in Flagstaff, AZ. KSU 10:00am and route to Coalmine.

02 - Memorial Run to Honor SGT. CHRISTOPHER N. GONZALES, Army and our Fallen Heroes. Staging 10:00am DST Leupp chapter house. KSU 10:30am and escort to Birdsprings chapter house. Arrival 11:00am for program and lunch to riders. Contact: Judy Nez, Gold Star Mother 928-224-6652

APRIL:

24 - Funeral Escort for RANDOLPH COLEMAN, GYSGT Marine, from Cameron, AZ. Staging 10:00am Norvel funeral home in Flagstaff, AZ. Following services burial at Veterans cemetery in Flagstaff. Contact: Val Tso 928-853-0257.

23 - Hopi Code Talkers Recognition Day. Hopi Veterans Memorial Center in Kykotsmovi, AZ. (AZ264 /mp375) 10:00am -2:00pm. Contact information: 928-734-3461

 MARCH:

28 - Funeral Escort for Harry Curley Sr., WWII U.S. Air Force Veteran.  
Staging: 0700 @ old Bank of America (across Lotaburger) ,Tse Bonito NM, Hearse from Tse Bonito Mortuary will meet riders in parking lot. 
KSU: 0730, escort to Ganado Presbyterian Church, Ganado Az. 
Services begin at 1000, Burial will be at Dolth Curley family plot. Reception to follow.

27 - FUNERAL ESCORT FOR NAVAJO NATION POLICE OFFICER ALEX K. YAZZIE~ USMC VETERAN. END OF WATCH: 03-19-15
Staging: 0600, Shiprock Boys and Girls Club, across from Desert View funeral home, Shiprock NM. Procession: leaving at 0800, Escort to Pinon Hills Community Church. Please fall behind all police units. 
Services: 1000, Pinon Hills Community Church, 5101 N. Dustin Ave. Farmington, NM Burial: Memory Garden Cemetery 9617 East Main Farmington, NM Reception: National Guard Armory 1101 West Navajo St. Farmington, NM Contact: Will Bitsuie, Wade Dixon, Felipe Dawes, Monore Charles. Officer contact: Navajo police officer Sgt. R. Atcitty or Gwen Coleman 505-368-1351

21 - Funeral Escort for NEAL TSOSIE, Korean War Veteran and POW. 8:00 AM Staging at Cope Memorial in Gallup, NM
8:30 KSU Route from Gallup to Sheep Springs 10:00 AM arrive to Sheep Springs Penecostal church for funeral services Army Corporal, 1941~1945. He was in the Bataan Death March snd Pow. He was also originally from Naschitti, NM For more information - Beverly Nez 505-422-0736
 
20 - Funeral Escort for LEVON LEE THOMAS, Vietnam Army Veteran. Services 10:00am at Christ's Church (3475 E. Soilere) in Flagstaff, AZ. Following services burial will be at Citizens Veterans Cemetery.

17 - Funeral Escort for NED MORRIS, LT. Navy Retired. Served 23 years in the US Navy with his last deployment in Operation Desert Storm. Mr. Morris is survived by his wife Pearl and 2 sons. Location: Cope Memorial 1830 Barbara Ave.  Gallup, NM  Staging Time: 9:15A.M.  Special Instructions: Staging at Cope Memorial 9:15am Briefing 9:30am KSU 10:00am Escort will be from Cope Memorial to Santa Fe National Cemetery. Interment is schedule for 2:30pm at Santa Fe National Cemetery. 
Albuquerque Location:    Rt. 66 Casino    I-40 and Rio Puerco exit    Rio Puerco NM  Staging Time:    6:30A.M.  Special Instructions:    Members riding from Alb. to Gallup: Staging at Rt. 66 Casino 6:30am, Briefing 7:00am KSU 7:15 I-40 west approx. 130 miles to exit 20 left(south) over Munoz Overpass, right(west) Aztec Ave. 1/2 block to stop sign, right(north) on Arnold 1 block, left(west)on Hwy. 66 approx. 2 miles to Barbara left(south) past Sonic on corner of Hwy. 66/Barbara Ave. Cope Memorial is on left side of Barbara Ave. approx. 1/2 block off of Hwy. 66. 

14 - Welcome Home Escort for ADRIANO T. MARIANO, ARMY SPECIALIST. Solider will be coming in from Albuquerqe NM. Staging-11:00 a.m at Jamestown, Pilot truck stop. KSU- 11:30 and escort to Gallup community center. 
 
07 -  Honor Escort for SSGT LORENZO LEE, ARMY. Staging 9:00am at Bashas' parking lot in Dilkon, AZ. KSU 9:30am and brief stop at 9:45am to pick up SSgt Lee and escort to Birdsprings chapter for dinner and program at 10:00am. Retirement after 24 years of honorable service.

FEBRUARY:

16 - Funeral Escort for Orrin Chimerica, Hopi US Navy Desert Storm Veteran. Staging 10 am North Flagstaff Conoco gas station with brief stop at Cameron Trading Post. Escort to family plot in Moenkopi. Contact info: Terry Lewis 928-310-6749.

15 - Honor Ride for Navajo Code Talker Kee Etsitty. Staging at North Denny's 10:00 A.M. KSU 11:00 A.M. He will meet the riders at Veterans Park Chichiltah.

12 - FLOYD JUNE, Navajo Code Talker and WWII veteran. Staging 9:45am at Tuba City mortuary and escort to White Mesa. 

07 - Welcome Home Escort for PFC APRIL BLACKHAT, ARMY. Parachute rigger, 3years5months. Staging 8:00am at Cameron trading post parking lot. KSU 8:30am and route to Blackhat residence (south Tuba City at Navajo Blvd/Todacheene Dr) in Tuba City, AZ.

06 - Funeral Escort for KEE H. TSOSIE, JR. Veteran. Staging 10:00am at LDS church in Ganado, AZ. KSU following services at 11:00am and route to Klagetoh for burial at community cemetery. Contact Bertha Quintana 928 255 2035 or Doris Rogers 928 349 0448.

04 - Funeral Escort for HERBERT CHARLEY, Veteran. Staging Indian Wells junction at 9:00am. Route to Jeddito cemetery for graveside services.


JANUARY:

22 - Funeral Escort for HENRY EARL, ARMY and Vietnam Veteran. Services begin 10:00am at Presbyterian church in Ganado, AZ. Staging 10:30am. KSU following services and escort 10 miles south on 191 to Navajo Station road for burial. Contact: Wendy Earl 480-390-7907.

22 - Funeral Escort for DEE ROY SPENCER. Staging 10:00am at Cope Memorial in Gallup, NM. KSU 11:00am and route to Fort Defiance Veterans cemetery. Reception 2:00pm at Grace Baptist church in Mentmore.
 
17 - Welcome Home for OLLIE ARVISO. Staging 9:45am at north Denny's in Gallup, NM. KSU 10:15am and route to Fort Defiance chapter house.

10 - Funeral Escort for JACK BEGAY, Vietnam War MARINE Veteran. Services at 10:00am Living Waters Methodist church (414 N Winslow Ave, cross streets Winslow/Kinsley) in Winslow, AZ. Following services escort to family plot in Whitecone, AZ. Contact: JR Begay 928-797-9332.

09 - Funeral Escort for ROY STONEY, Korean War ARMY Veteran.  Services at 10:00am in Rock Point Arizona. Following services, request of escort to his final resting place. More information to be posted. Contact: Eddy Stoney 623-523-3167