February 5, 2009 at 12:34 pm #208August 27, 2009 at 6:44 pm #2125
Extremely Short Notice Confirmed Mission:
The family of Mr. Dorother Matthews has invited the PGR to attend his funeral and interment services. Mr. Matthews was a Corporal in the US Army from 1941 to 1945.
Date/Time: Friday, 28 August 2009. Service is scheduled to begin at 0930 hrs (9:30 am)
Location: Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, 400 QS Goins Lane, Elgin, TX. Map link: tinyurl.com/n5ypxl (Note that the street address on the internet is 400 Beaukiss Ln.)
Austin Staging: 290 Cafe in Manor, located on Hwy 290, two miles east of the SH130 toll road. Map link: tinyurl.com/nqh54x
0830 KSU for the 15 min ride to the church.
Directions: The 290 Cafe is located two miles east of the SH130/hwy 290 intersection on the south side of the road. Good place for breakfast, fuel is available next door. If you decide to go directly to the church, refer to the map link above.
Wx: Forecast is for partly cloudy skies, Lo of 68, High of 100. Please bring drinking water and sun block.
Notes: Flag line to be in place approx. 0850. Burial is scheduled for 1400 hrs (2:00 pm) at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen. There will not be a procession from the church to Killeen. Centex PGR has been alerted to the family's request for a flag line at the cemetery for the interment service.
Ride Captain: Mark Wells, email@example.com, 512-470-0380
Flag Wrangler: Frank James
Please make plans to stand tall and silent as we honor this WWII veteran's service to our country and the cause of freedom around the world.August 28, 2009 at 3:13 am #2127
Condolences to MR Matthews family and thanks for his service.According to the Elgin Paper Mr Matthews has three Bronze Stars for his service in the Pacific,Manila and Guadalcanal from 1941 to 1945.I wiil be standing tall for Mr Matthews.August 28, 2009 at 5:43 pm #2128
Thank you to the 13 folks who were able to make this very short notice mission. Thanks also to flag wrangler Frank and to Keith Alexander for yesterday's directions to the church. I still managed to throw in a couple U-turns to keep it interesting.
It's always an honor to show our gratitude and respect for our departing generation of WWII heroes. Rest in Peace, Mr. Matthews.August 28, 2009 at 11:59 pm #2129
I had never driven behind a PGR group until today and It sure made me proud to be a part of the organization…. I wanted to keep up with ya'll(except on one street). Wish I could have been on my Yamahopper but will be soon…Proud to honor a Great American Freedom Fighter Like Corporal Matthews…..God Bless Him….
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