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    Confirmed Welcome Home Mission:
    The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in a welcome home for Jacob Rountree, US Navy.

    Date/Time: Friday , May 10th, 2013 4:00pm

    Location: Good Times Party Room, South West corner of FM 973 and FM 1660, Rices Crossing, just south west of Taylor Tx.

    Directions: We will stage at the parking lot of the Good Times. FM 973 runs south from the loop around Taylor, down to US 290 just east of Manor.
    This portion of FM 1660 runs south off of Hwy 79 in Hutto, turning east to Rices Crossing and then to Hwy 95 between Taylor and Elgin.

    2:45pm – 3:15pm Staging (Tentative)
    3:15pm – Mission/Safety Briefing
    3:20pm – KSU to destination

    Wx: Partly cloudy, Low – 68 & Hi – 85, (KVUE Wx)

    Notes: Please arrive on time fueled and hydrated. Bring a bottle of water for yourself and one for a friend. Rest rooms will be available at the Good Times.
    Jacob’s parents have invited us to remain and participate in the welcoming with food and drink. They would like a head count as close as possible so they will have enough BBQ for everyone. Please let Sam know by email if you will stay for the meal so he can advise the family of the number.
    Please note that the times may change slightly before the mission. Watch for updates and check the website. Semper gumby………

    Ride Captain: Dick Ward 512-585-3610

    Flag Wrangler: Sam Warren

    Please make plans to honor and show your respect for this young man returning home to his family, having served our country in the time of conflict.

    The Ghost

    Sam, can't make this event. Will be at Vista Ridge High school for JROTC Honors Night.
    Russ Miller


    I am going to be there for sure!! Welcome Home!!!!!



    Checking weather tonight after I got home, i found that there is a 60% chance of rain and/or thunderstorms for Friday, with some possibly becoming severe.
    Please check the wx before leaving for this welcome home, and consider your limitations. If necessary, take your rain jacket with you and bring your cage to staging. We can still welcome this young man home without our bikes being there. It's your smiling friendly face he wants to see.
    The staging and location are still the same.
    We look forward to seeing you there to make the day for our returning hero!



    Thanks to a weather break, we had clear blue skies and warm temps to welcome home Jacob from his 6 yr tour in the navy. He did 2 tours at sea, one for 7 months and one for 8.5 months.
    He told us that it was really a good sight when they came over the last little rise in the road approaching their place and saw about 30 American flags flying in the breeze. He was smiling all the way up the drive!

    Thanks to all who attended, and thanks to our hosts for the outstanding BBQ sausage!
    We had 4 bikes and 4 cages, and lots of smiles.

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