February 5, 2009 at 12:34 pm #1003August 8, 2013 at 2:24 am #4218
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Confirmed Mission: The family has requested the PGR to participate in the memorial services of Dr. Bernard G. Jackson 86, U.S. Navy veteran of WWII and Korea. He was a corpsman in the Navy and became a dentist after serving our country. His son rides with the SETX PGR.
Date/Time: Saturday , August 10th, 2013 10am
Location: Hyde Park Baptist Church, 3901 Speedway, Austin Tx. We will stage at the church.
Directions: Travelling north or south on IH 35, take the exit for E.38th St and turn west. Follow 38th St to Speedway, and turn north. Go north on Speedway for about a block and a half to the church.
8:45am – 9:15am Staging
9:15am – Mission/Safety Briefing
9:30am – Flag line
Wx: Partly Cloudy, lo – 78, hi – 100 20% Chance of Precip (KVUE Wx)
Notes: Please arrive on time, and hydrate prior to the mission.. Bring a bottle of water for yourself and one for a friend. Dress for the hot weather. Suggest sun block.
This is a memorial service and flag line only, no procession. Once the service begins, we will strike the flag line and depart quietly.
Ride Captain: Andy Lough 512-441-9297 firstname.lastname@example.org
Flag Wrangler: Bob Binkley
Please make plans for attending to honor this man who served his country during two wars.August 10, 2013 at 5:10 pm #4219
Thanks to all who came out for Mr. Jackson's funeral today. In all 15 PGR were present, including one first timer.
The family and friends extended their sincerest appreciation as they passed through the flag line.
Thanks as always to Bob Binkley for wrangling flags and bringing water.
AndyAugust 11, 2013 at 12:57 pm #4220
I received this in an email last night from Gerald Schmalzried.
What a privilege it was for me to watch you in action at my friend Bern Jackson's memorial service today. Seeing all of you turned out with American flags to pay your respect for a veteran you've probably never met had me choked up before I even got inside.
I've been assured that anything I might say to a grieving family at a funeral isn't that critical. What's more important is the fact that I showed up.
As you have time and time again, today you showed up.
I am encouraged to witness such a generous act of honor and respect. Thanks for all you do.
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