Arthur Haywood, 75, USAF veteran, Elgin, TX, 21 JUN 2017

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    Confirmed mission: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the funeral and interment services for Mr. Arthur Haywood. Mr. Haywood served in the US Air Force. Details of his military service are not yet available.

    Information about Mr. Haywood's life can be found here when published:

    Date/Time: Wednesday, 21 June 2017. Funeral service scheduled for 11 am.

    Location: Pleasant Bethany Baptist Church of Elgin, 217 Church St, Elgin, TX 78621. We will stage at the church.
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    9:50 am – 10:20 am – Staging
    10:20 am – Briefing
    10:30 am – Flag line

    Wx: Hi 99 deg, clear skies

    Notes: Arrive fed, fueled, and hydrated. Bring two bottles of water for yourself and one for a friend. Sun screen recommended. Following the start of the funeral service we will strike the flag line and standby to join the law enforcement escorted procession to the nearby Sayers Cemetery (10 min ride) where we will form a second flag line for the interment service.

    Ride Captain: Terry Ayers,, (512) 925-6101
    Flag Wrangler: Don Ferguson

    Please make plans to honor Mr. Haywood's service to our country.


    Ten members of the PGR honored Mr. Arthur Haywood in the flag line at the church. Eight were able to ride in procession to the cemetery. It was a special ceremony with full Military Honors. Mr. Haywood's earthly remains were carried the final quarter mile in a horse drawn hearse followed by a riderless horse and a honor guard from the Camp Mabry Buffalo Soldiers Company A 9th Cavalry. Thanks to all who stood for Mr. Haywood. Special thanks to Flag Wrangler Don Ferguson and Elgin PD. Note from Elgin Funeral Home Director Joshua Hausladen: "Everything turned out great! Thank you all for a job well done. The family was singing the praises of all those involved. I am very honored and proud to be able to work with all of you. Thanks again."

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