Reply To: Welcome Home/Send-Off, Florence, TX, 01 APR 2011

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Confirmed Welcome Home and Send-Off mission

The PGR has been invited to participate in a combination Welcome Home and solider Send-off event this Friday evening. The event is being organized by Military Moms of Texas and will take place at the Rattlesnake Inn. SPC Daric Wade has arrived home on leave from a deployment in Iraq, and SSG Brenda McDonald is deploying next week to Kuwait. Both soldiers are with the Texas National Guard.

Our participation consists of a short law enforcement escorted motorcycle procession from Florence down to the Rattlesnake Inn and a flag line made up of PGR and others at the restaurant to welcome and thank these two soldiers for their service to our country.

Date: Friday evening, 01 April 2011

Staging Location: Florence Country Store and Café, 12061 Hwy 195, Florence, located just south of Florence, west side of the road. Park on the south side of the property. map link:

5:45 – 6:15 pm staging
6:15 pm briefing, with KSU sometime to follow.

Wx: Partly Cloudy, low 58, high 85 deg.

Notes: Fuel is available at the staging. Once our soldiers join us at the staging we will depart for the 6 mile ride down to the restaurant, with law enforcement escort. For those who plan to go directly to the restaurant and be in the flag line to await the procession, the Rattlesnake Inn is 6.2 miles north of the IH35/Hwy 195 intersection, 6060 Hwy 195, east side of the road (map link:

Ride Captain: Terry Ayers,, 512-925-6101
Flag Wrangler: Julie Duiker

Please make time to thank these soldiers for volunteering to be in harms way on our behalf.