Confirmed Mission: The family of Cecil Bill Sandifer has requested the participation of the Patriot Guard Riders in his funeral and interment services. Mr. Sandifer served in the US Army from 1942 to 1945 as a mechanic, including 18 months in the Asia-Pacific Theater. He left the service at war's end as a Sergeant.
Date/Time: Thursday, 26 October 2017. Funeral service to begin at 2 pm.
Location: Bastrop Providence Funeral Home, 2079 Highway 71 East, Bastrop, Texas 78602. We will stage at the funeral home.
Map link: https://goo.gl/maps/mF11devJjNA2
12:50 – 1:20 pm Staging
1:20 pm – Briefing
1:30 pm – Flag line
Wx: Hi 83 deg, sunny
Notes: Stay hydrated! Bring a bottle of water for yourself and one for a friend. Sunscreen recommended. Following the funeral service we will stand by to join the law enforcement escorted procession from the funeral home to Elgin Cemetery, an approximately 30 minute ride, where we will form a second flag line for the interment service.
Be aware that a visitation will be taking place at the funeral home during our staging period. Please be considerate of friends and family present.
A very good turnout for a weekday mission. Ten Patriot Guard Riders dedicated most of the day to honor a WW II Veteran. An extra thanks to Don for wrangling. Mr. Sandifer's two daughters sincerely expressed their appreciation the PGR was there. Special thanks to the two Bastrop County Deputy Sheriffs for the 30 mile escort. They did an excellent job keeping the procession safe.