Confirmed Mission: Riders, we have a fun mission this week. The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to wish Happy Birthday to Mr. Alfredo Bartolini who will turn 95 years young on Wednesday. Mr. Bartolini is a US Army veteran of WWII.
Date/Time: Wednesday, 05 January 2022. See timeline below.
1:00 – 1:50 pm staging
1:50 pm – Briefing
2:00 pm – KSU for the 2 minute LEO escorted ride to the house.
Wx: Hi 66 deg, mostly sunny
Notes: Fly your big flags! This is intended as a surprise and will be an LEO led procession to his house and a socially distance birthday greeting. All riders are welcome. Other invitees include the RR police and fire departments. No flag line.
A fun mission today for the nine PGR who participated in wishing Mr. Bartolini a Happy Birthday. We didn’t have the expected LEO escort, but no matter, traffic was very light on the route. When we pulled up to his house he was seated at a table outside with balloons and other family and friends around. He told us some stories from his time in the service, which he said was “the best 20 years of my life”. He did top secret work on nuclear guided missile development.
We sang happy birthday and did a final drive by on our way out. Great to meet you, Alfredo!
Thank you for celebrating my father’s, Alfredo Bartolini’s, 95th birthday this past January. He died yesterday and so you made his last birthday very special. That you did so touches my heart. Thank you again.