Confirmed HOTH Mission: Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument

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    Confirmed HOTH Mission:
    The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the ground breaking event for the Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Memorial Monument.

    Date/Time: Monday , March 25th, 2013 8:15am

    Location: 1100-1200 Blk of Colorado St , Austin Tx

    Directions: We will stage in the parking area. From IH 35, go west on 11th St to Lavaca. Turn north (right) on Lavaca and go to 13th St. Turn East (right) on 13th and go to Colorado. Turn south (right) on Colorado to the parking area.

    8:00am – 8:15am Staging
    8:15am – Mission/Safety Briefing
    Ceremony and Procession to Bastrop – As per Ride Captain

    Wx: Mostly sunny, Low – 43 & Hi – 70, (KVUE Wx)

    Notes: Please arrive on time and fed, fueled, and hydrated. Bring a bottle of water for yourself and one for a friend. At the conclusion of the ceremony, riders will accompany the 3417 dog tags (one for each Texas veteran killed) in an LEO escorted precession to the foundry in Bastrop, Tx.
    A more detailed briefing will be given at staging by the Ride Captain.

    Ride Captain: Steve von Roeder 512-230-2080
    Asst. Ride Captain: Keith Longacre

    Flag Wrangler: Bob Binkley

    Please make plans to honor and show your respect for these Texas veterans who gave their all during the Vietnam war.


    we received this today, from the organizers of the event yesterday. Thank you all very much for participating.

    "I want to express my heartfelt thanks to each of you that escorted the 3417 Texas Vietnam Heroes on step closer to their Welcome Home! The pride you exhibit in your organization and what you do to honor veterans is without equal. Your dedication in assisting in the events yesterday was so very evident. I am proud to call you Brother and to stand with you as a veteran in this place we call home.

    Simply stated…Thanks!

    Warm Regards,

    Terry B. Burkett
    Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument"

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