Austin Patriot Guard Riders › Forums › Completed Missions › Cpl Vernon Ellison, WWII veteran, 09 May
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February 5, 2009 at 12:34 pm #168May 7, 2009 at 1:54 pm #1833
The family of Mr. Ellison has requested the Patriot Guard attend his interment service, and we are honored to do so.
Date: Saturday, 09 May 2009
Location: Cook-Walden Memorial Park, Pflugerville, TX
Time: 10:30 am
This will be a flag line only at the graveside service. Please stay tuned for additional information and staging details, and plan to stand tall and silent for this defender of freedom.May 8, 2009 at 2:15 am #1836
I'll be honoured to stand for this Veteran.May 8, 2009 at 2:56 am #1838
The family of Retired US Army Cpl Vernon Ellison has requested the Patriot Guard attend his interment service. Mr. Ellison served during WWII in the 1st Infantry Division, the "Big Red One", and we are honored to stand for him.
Date: Saturday, 9 May 2009
Staging Time: 0930-0950
Location: Cook Walden Memorial Hill Cemetery, 14501 N. I H 35 Pflugerville/Austin
Directions: From NB IH 35 take Howard Ln. Exit 246. Proceed through light. From SB IH 35 take Howard Ln. Exit 246 cross under IH 35.
First cemetery north of Howard Lane, enter 2nd of the two driveways at the cemetery entrance marker. Immediately turn left and stage well north of grave site
Wx: Predicted to be partly cloudy, upper 80's. 10% chance of rain.
Notes: This will be a graveside service only scheduled to begin at 1030 hrs. Flag line only, no procession. Flag line in place NLT 1000 hrs for arrival of the coach. Flag line will be relocated to the gravesite approx. 1020 hrs, with service expected to conclude approx. 1100 hrs.
Please arrive hydrated ready to stand for this WW II Veteran who stood for us. Recommend bringing 2 bottles of water.
Ride Captain: Terry Ayers, firstname.lastname@example.org, cell: (512) 925-6101
Please make every effort to honor Cpl Ellison for his service during the world-wide fight to preserve freedom so many years ago.May 8, 2009 at 1:01 pm #1839
Lyn and I will be there to stand for this WWll veteran.May 9, 2009 at 12:18 am #1840
I consider it a privilage to honor this veteran, Hope to see you all thereMay 9, 2009 at 12:33 am #1841
Hopefully most can arrive at 0930. I Spoke to the Funeral Director late this afternoon for a final update. The coach will be coming directly to the cemetery from Cook Walden in Austin unescorted. ETA at the cemetery is now 0945. ETA family members is 1000. The Director will call me when the coach is enroute. We will form a flag line for the coach arrival even if the family is not there. Semper Gumby
Terry "Moto-T" AyersMay 9, 2009 at 7:04 pm #1842
Mission completed honoring WW II US Army Veteran Vernon Ellison. The turnout to honor this American Veteran was outstanding. The daughter and son of Mr. Ellison asked me to convey their sincere appreciation to each Patriot Guard Rider that stood in silent respect for their Father. Many attendees also expressed their appreciation for the Patriot Guard Riders. You are to be commended for your commitment to the PGR and for the dedication to our mission. Well done!May 10, 2009 at 2:42 pm #1843
It was an honour to stand for Corporal Ellison and great to see everyone again. I've posted the pictures if you're interested.May 11, 2009 at 2:34 am #1844
Patriot Guard Rider Larry Sprouse is a good friend of Mr. Ellison's son Barry. Larry received a letter from Barry that contained a request that it be shared with the Patriot Guard Riders.
************************************************ Larry. Please pass this on to your group. We can't thank you enough for your service to my dad and all veterans. It was an honor to have you and an honor for my dad to see the beautiful service that you provided. I can't pay that back except to keep honoring vets in any way that I can. I too, go out of my way to honor these great Americans. They are all heros to me. Thanks to all the good men and women of the patriot guard for all that you do. I received so
many wonderful comments from the participants and visitors to my dad's funeral. They said it was beautiful and wonderfully carried out. We got some great stills and video of the ceremony. I'm proud to know you all. God bless America!!! Barry Ellison and family.
***********************************************May 11, 2009 at 8:01 am #1845
Good job, Terry. Glad you've got your red hat.
And thanks Marebear, your photos and album organization are awesome.
AndyMay 11, 2009 at 3:41 pm #1847
Congratulations Terry & thank you for posting that note from the family. Although we don't do what we do for thank you's, it is wonderful to hear them and to know the positive impact we have on the departed and their family and friends.
You're very welcome Andyman. It's an honour to serve and to provide documentation (pictures) of everyone else's service and the grand comraderie to be found in it.May 18, 2009 at 8:24 pm #1873
There are five more photos posted. The photos were taken by the Ellison family. They asked Terry to ensure they were shared with the PGR family.
Thank you Ellison Family.
Thank you Terry & Frank.
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