Confirmed Mission: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the funeral service for Mr. Gerald L. Jones. Mr. Jones served four years in the US Navy, including deployment to Vietnam.
12:50 – 1:20 pm – Staging
1:20 pm – Briefing
1:30 pm – Flag line
Wx: Considerable cloudiness. High 82F. Winds S at 15 to 25 mph
Notes: Maintain social distancing protocols. Be advised a visitation will be taking place during our staging period. After the start of the funeral service we will strike the flag line and stand by for the LEO escorted procession to Cook Walden Capital Parks cemetery in Pflugerville where we will form a second flag line for the interment service.
As family & friends gathered to say goodbye to Gerald, 9 Austin Area PGR stood a flag line to honor him & his family. Many stopped by to tell us how much it meant to them that we were doing what we were doing. Even a total stranger stopped when he saw our flags. The emotion in his voice while telling us how much it meant to him to see such a super patriotic display of flags was very touching to us. Love of country, flag & America is alive & well in Georgetown.
After the service, we joined an LEO escort to Capital Parks cemetery in Pflugerville where we again formed a flag line. At the conclusion of Military honors & a pastoral message, we returned to our bikes & preformed a “Last Rev” because Gerald was also a rider. I’m sure he must of heard the roar of our engines.
A big thank U to all who honored this veteran in this special way.