Confirmed Mission: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the funeral and interment services for MSG Carmen Velasquez. MSG Velasquez served 23 years in the US Army National Guard, including deployment to Desert Storm/Desert Shield.
8:50 – 9:20 am – Staging
9:20 am – Briefing
9:30 am – Flag line
Wx: High 96F, mostly sunny
Notes: Bring drinking water, stay hydrated! After the start of the funeral service we will strike the flag line and stand by to join the law enforcement escorted procession to the nearby Guadalupe Cemetery where we will form a second flag line for the interment service.
The morning was hot as 6 members stood to honor MSGT Velasquez. The FH advised us there would be a large turn out & there was. We moved our bikes to parallel an exit curb which was much better for everyone.
Taylor PD led the procession to the cemetery where we stood another flag line. Full military honors were rendered including a live Taps. Thanks to all for your tremendous patriotism. U are the best.