February 5, 2009 at 12:34 pm #1136March 25, 2014 at 11:45 pm #4433
Confirmed Mission: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the unveiling of the Texas Vietnam Heroes Monument at the State Capitol in Austin, Texas. This is a Help On The Homefront (HOTH) 2 day mission consisting of escorting the monument to Austin on March 27th, and the unveiling at the State Capitol on March 29th.
Today’s mission is to participate in the unveiling of the Texas Vietnam Heroes Monument on the State Capitol grounds.
Date/Time: Saturday, March 29th, 2014, 10:00am
Location: State Capitol, Austin Texas
Directions: We will stage in the 1100 & 1200 Blks of Colorado St, on the west side of the Capitol. Go to W. 11th and Colorado where you will be directed to parking.
7:00am – 8:30am Staging
7:00am – Ride Captains Briefing
8:30am – Mission Briefing (All)
9:00am – Flag Lines proceed to ceremony stands
Wx: Lo – 56 , hi – 79 Sunny (KVUE Wx)
Notes: Please arrive on time to attend the briefing. Start hydrating the day before and eat breakfast before arriving. Dress for the weather. Flag bearers and other PGR members will be “seated” on the top row of each set of bleachers.
This is a joint effort with Austin, Houston and other region’s leadership to have a smoothe and successful event for our Vietnam Vets. Please cooperate with the Ride Captains and volunteers in the parking and seating areas.
Important Note: CHL holders may carry CONCEALED ONLY, no open carry at all. Must have your certificate with you. If you go inside the Capitol Building, present your certificate to the Trooper on duty before going thru the metal detector.
Ride Captain: Asst. State Captain Bobby Stoka (Houston), Deputy State Captain Robert Stancil (Austin), Asst. Deputy State Captain Sam Warren (Austin), Senior Ride Captain Charles Collum (Houston). Austin contact #512-217-4191 firstname.lastname@example.orgMarch 26, 2014 at 11:49 pm #4434
The block numbers on the above mission have been corrected to read "1100 & 1200 Blks of Colorado St for staging.March 30, 2014 at 8:30 pm #4439
What a beautiful day it was on Saturday for unveiling the statue and welcoming home all of our Vietnam heroes. I only heard one report of the attendance numbers and it was 5500 folks.
The staging on Colorado and the movement to the stands went smoothly. We would like to thank Asst. State Captain Bobby Stroka, SE Texas Lead Ride Captain Chuck Collum, K.P. and all the other out-of-town RC's and volunteers (whose names I can't remember)for the help with parking over 200 bikes in that small area, and for working the ceremony, flags, water, etc.
Thanks to our Austin RC's Terry, Steve, Keith and Andy for working the parking and then moving over to the seating area to assist during the ceremony. Bob Binkley and daughter Michelle were responsible for the Austin flags (and service/branch flags) and water, and did a great job. Michelle was a Lt. in the Marines and took care of the only trouble maker that showed up, by marching them right out of our area!
Thanks to all the riders who cooperated with us thereby making it easier. We hope you had a safe ride home.
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