Confirmed Mission: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the funeral and interment services for Mr. David Wayne Betak. Upon graduating high school Mr. Betak entered the US Navy in 1976 and served until 1980. He was discharged as a Petty Officer Third Class.
8:50 – 9:20 am – Staging
9:20 am – Briefing
9:30 am – Flag line
Wx: Scattered thunderstorms in the morning, then cloudy skies late. High 86F. Chance of rain 40%.
Notes: Following 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 Taylor City Cemetery where we will form a flag line for the interment service.
On a very windy day, 10 patriots stood the flag line at the church for David Betak. The new entry landing on the front of the church made for a great visual of the flag line. Many showed their respect & gratitude of our being there. At the end of the service, Taylor PD & Fire held traffic & PD led us to the cemetery where we reformed a flag line.
Don did his usual fantastic job of pre staging flags both at the church & at the cemetery. Super thanks Don.
We were joined by New Mexico PGR RC transfer, Bob Shuttles. Welcome aboard “Chiefy”.
David’s son came to the flag line after the interment service to express how much our being there meant to him & the family. You guys are the best. On a lighter note. The donut holes Jimmy brought were amazing.