February 5, 2009 at 12:34 pm #1201August 15, 2014 at 2:47 am #4541
Confirmed Austin Mission
Escort and Arrival Ceremony of the Texas Vietnam
Heroes Exhibit at the Bullock Texas State History Museum
The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the escorting and arrival ceremony of the Texas Vietnam Heroes Exhibit at the Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701. Upon arrival riders are
encouraged to assist in the set-up of the memorial exhibit inside the museum .
Date: Monday, August 18, 2014
Location: Elgin, Texas
Directions: We will stage at the Citgo Station, corner of U.S. 290 East and 11th St, Elgin, Texas (West bound side)
Staging:10:10 – 10:30
Arrival of Houston Riders: 10:30
All Riders Safety/ Mission Briefing: 10:40
Arrive Bullock Museum Those who are unable to go to Elgin but would
like to help with the flag line and/or the exhibit setup can go
directly to the Bullock Museum. Austin Region RC’s Dick Ward and
Keith Brown will be at the museum to direct riders to the appropriate
staging area. tiny.cc/BUL
Staging – Bikes in place 11:10
RC Briefing/Prepare to set flagbline for arrival of exhibit. 11:25
Set flag line for arrival of the exhibit 11:35am
Strike flag line/Prepare for Flag Folding Ceremony. 11:55
Set flag line for Flag Draped Dog Tag Container Flag Folding Ceremony. 12:00
Wx: Lo 76 Hi
Temp 101, 0% Chance Rain
Notes: Please arrive on time and have enough
fuel for the mission. Begin hydrating the day before and bring 2
bottles of water with you. Details will be discussed at the mission
brief. At the Elgin location we will join up with the procession from
Houston and come under the direction of the Houston Ride Captains.
Check the Wx before leaving and dress accordingly.
Make sure your flags and mounts will handle highway speeds.
Ride Captain Elgin: Terry Ayers 512-925-6101 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ride Captain Bullock Museum: Dick Ward: 512-585-3610
Asst. RC Bullock Museum: Keith Brown: email@example.com
Ride Captain Houston: Charles “Chuck” Collum:firstname.lastname@example.orgAugust 18, 2014 at 3:27 am #4543mototerryModerator
10:10am – 10:30am Staging
10:30am – Arrival of Houston Riders
10:40am – All Riders Safety/ Mission Briefing
11:30am – Arrive Bullock Museum
Those who are unable to go to Elgin but would like to help with the flag line and/or the exhibit setup can go directly to the Bullock Museum.
Austin Region RC’s Dick Ward and Keith Brown will be at the museum to direct riders to the appropriate staging area.
10:40am – 11:10am – Staging – Bikes in place NLT 11:10am
11:10am – RC Briefing/Prepare to set flag line for arrival of exhibit.
11:25am – Approx. – Set flag line for arrival of the exhibit.
11:35am – Approx.- Strike flag line/Prepare for Flag Folding Ceremony.
11:55am – Set flag line for Flag Draped Dog Tag Container.
12:00pm – Flag Folding CeremonyAugust 19, 2014 at 1:13 am #4544mototerryModerator
The turnout for the mission was outstanding. There were twenty-five bikes that rode escort to the museum including two first mission riders. Bikes staging at the museum put the number above thirty. The escort from Elgin was absolutely flawless. For that I thank every rider for their complete cooperation and professionalism. Special thanks to the Elgin PD for getting us safely to Manor and to Austin PD for the safe escort through Austin to the museum. Thank you Bob Binkley for wrangling flags and also a big thank you to those able to stay and help assemble the exhibit.
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