Confirmed mission: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the memorial service for Mr. Daniel "DJ" Jeffries. Mr. Jeffries is a US Army and law enforcement veteran, serving four years with the army and 12 years as a Marion, IN police officer. He then worked for TxDOT in Austin for four years as the Strategic Planner responsible for the motorcycle safety, awareness, and education campaign we all know as "Share the Road". If any of you participated in the "Look Twice" public awareness campaign, that was Dan Jeffries.
12:45 pm – 1:15 pm Staging
1:15 pm – Briefing
1:30 pm – Flag line
Wx: Hi 78 deg, 60% rain chance
Notes: Bring a bottle of water for yourself and one for a friend. This is a flag line only at the memorial site. Once the memorial service begins we will strike the flag line and depart quietly. Cage it if weather conditions warrant, we will stand the flag line regardless.
Thirteen souls defied high winds and possible rain to stand in honor of Mr. Jeffries. We manned the flag line until the widow arrived and started mingling with the crowd with no indication of when the memorial service would begin. As we had been standing the flag line for 40 minutes as it was, I stuck the flag line and we quietly departed.