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Riding to Toronto to honor Hoosick war vet

Posted at 10:35 AM, Aug 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-22 11:50:33-04

154 years, 100 men who have fought for our country, 74 who never made it back to be laid to rest.

The Town of Hoosick is proud of the men who came from their small corner of the world to give the ultimate sacrifice in service of our country.

On Saturday morning, Patriot Guard Riders from across the state left from Buffalo for a ride to Toronto to place a liberty flag on the grave of a World War I soldier.

The Town of Hoosick Tribute Flag program is dedicated to flying their casket flag over every American cemetery or battlefield where a son of Hoosick fought and lays to rest. Since 2014, the Patriot Guard Riders have taken it upon themselves to fly "Liberty," the flag, over every one of these Hoosick men's graves, battlefields and cemeteries.

Saturday's ride to Toronto brings the Patriot Guard Riders to one of the final two sites, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, where "Liberty" is to be flown. The other is on Long Island.