Austin HOTH Mission: POW/MIA Ceremony, Sep 29th, 2012

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    Austin Staging: POW / MIA Ceremony
    29 September 2012- Austin, Texas
    This is a "Help On The Homefront" mission.

    Date:   Saturday, 09-29-12  11:00am
    Staging: 10:00am – 10:40am
    Briefing: 10:40am
    KSU: 10:50am
    Staging Location: Old Safeway parking lot, located on the north bound IH35 frontage road between 11th and 12th street. Map link:

    The Patriot Guard Riders have, once again, been invited to participate in the 5th annual POW / MIA ceremony Saturday the 29th of September. The Patriot Guard Riders have been asked to enter the Texas State Cemetery from the north entrance precisely at 11:00 am; with our bike flags flying.
    In addition; Lyn has made a wreath for us to present at the monument.
    Austin area riders will stage at the old Safeway parking lot east of the frontage road of IH-35 between 11th and 12th street. We will depart heading east on 11th and ride in formation into the north entrance of the State Cemetery. We will pull in as far as we can and park on the side walk and dismount. Form our flag line around behind everyone.

    There is usually water available, but we should arrive fed and hydrated.

    Weather calls for temperatures to be in the low 90’s.
    Hi 90 F Lo 68 F
    Partly Cloudy

    If you have questions, email me at : work phone 512-972-7746 home phone 512-837-3843, 230-2080 cell. 
    Ride Captain: Steve von Roeder
    Flag Wrangler: Lyn von Roeder


    I would really like to attend this but my #4 grandson is turning 4 that day. He worships me and he wouldn't understand my absence. As you know, we are all trying to make this a better world for our g-kids (hidden message here — VOTE in November).

    Please honor my fallen comrads. Hopefully, I'll be with you on the next event.



    WX update

    the WX folks are now predicting 100% chance of rain on Saturday morning.

    the POW / MIA event will go on rain or shine.. that being said the organizier of the ceremony is not expecting us to ride, in the event of heavy rain.
    The staff at the Texas State Cemetery will provide the use of the Gallery and the VIP building to conduct the Ceremony.
    If the PGR wants to participate even if we have rain, then you can bring your flags into the Gallery and position yourself along the walls and the entrance and provide the Honor Guard.
    I have the flags and will be at the staging location on Saturday morning. Please use discretion in attempting to ride in the expected weather.

    Home is 837-3843

    Cell is 230-2080




    The event will be held inside. Staging remains the same.



    Thanks to who came to honor the POW/MIA's on Saturday. Although we were inside, the flag line looked good and was much appreciated by the Vietnam Veterans of America folks. Special thanks to Shiloh and the Combat Veterans M/C

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