Austin Patriot Guard Riders › Forums › Completed Missions › Ground Breaking Ceremony, Home for Army SGT Kristopher Biggs, Georgetown, TX, 27 AUG 2020
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February 5, 2009 at 12:34 pm #1647August 17, 2020 at 2:07 pm #5557
At the invitation of Building Homes for Heroes, a charitable organization which provides custom-built homes to America’s wounded military heroes, the Patriot Guard Riders will participate in a ground breaking ceremony for a new home in Georgetown for Army Sergeant Kristopher Biggs.
SGT Biggs served for seven years in the military, including two tours in Iraq. During his second tour in Iraq in 2007, Sergeant Biggs was severely injured in an explosion that would eventually cost him a leg. While driving through a checkpoint on a mission, a nearby vehicle-borne explosive improvised device was detonated, setting off a blast that knocked Sergeant Biggs unconscious.
Sergeant Biggs spent seven years trying to rehab and salvage his left leg before it was finally amputated by doctors in 2014. He has since become heavily involved in athletics, particularly adapted surfing, as a form of therapy.
For his service to his country, Sergeant Biggs was awarded the Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, USA/ USAF Pres Unit Citation, National Defense Service Medal, South West Asia Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal w/ Campaign Star and the Combat Action Badge.
Bobby Bones and the Bobby Bones show have been involved in helping the cause – website link: https://bobbybones.iheart.com/featured/bobby-bones/content/2020-06-15-bobby-surprises-veteran-with-building-homes-for-heroes-build-news/
Date/Time: Thursday, 27 August 2020. Groundbreaking ceremony begins at 11:00 am
Staging Location: The Den Wolf Ranch Amenity Center, 129 Canyon View Rd, Georgetown, TX 78628
map link: https://goo.gl/maps/pJCfBF6zXZY3n7d9A
10:00 am – 10:40 am – Staging
10:40 am – Briefing
10:45 am – KSU for the short ride to the home site.
Wx: Hi 96 deg F, partly cloudy
Notes: Fly your big flags! Please wear your mask and follow social distancing protocol. Upon our arrival at the staging location we will have a chance to visit with the SGT Biggs and his family. We will then accompany him and his family in a short law enforcement escorted procession to the home site where we will form a flag line for the approximate 30 minute ceremony.
Ride Captain: Warren Longacre, email@example.com, (512) 755-4163
Flag Wrangler: Don FergusonAugust 27, 2020 at 9:32 pm #5559WlongacreModerator
The Austin PGR Participated in the groundbreaking ceremony for a new home in Georgetown TX For Army Sergeant Christopher Biggs. There was a procession led by Police, Fire Department and the PGR. We had six motorcycles and two cages with nine standing the flag line. A large crowd gathered For Sergeant Biggs who was wounded during his second tour In Iraq. Biggs was humbled and showed great appreciation for his future home.September 3, 2020 at 12:48 am #5564
From event organizer Tori Streff:
“Warren and Mark,
On behalf of Hillwood Communities, Wolf Ranch, Building Homes for Heroes, Perry Homes, Wolf Legacy LP, we want to sincerely thank you for your participation and attendance in our Wolf Ranch Building Homes for Heroes Ground Breaking Ceremony last week. It was by far one of the best turn outs and events they have had and we could not have done it without you! I wanted to share some wonderful photos with you that were taken during the event and this amazing event video Building Homes for Heroes has put together of the event (link below).
We hope so much we can have you all back to join us in December for the official home turn over dedication Ceremony to Kris Biggs, our Veteran, when the home is complete. It was a pleasure having your crew here and we are completely honored by their dedication – especially in the 100 degrees pure heat we experienced during the event.
Warren – you all have a feature clip near the beginning of the video
Video link: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__vimeo.com_user7557143_review_453751151_823492d4bf&d=DwMGaQ&c=2QifRx-wFWrOqGBWBKrCdp04tTtmmb9oIbFheKHGFMg&r=zfBAqN2KLhM00JWHlv9mLqoS2ubiXsj5v7_Xl8j6ogk&m=Jwm77dv06xOulQCFoWOTvjfl3Oz0Mnyehc–majVPmI&s=YzEFBYP_0PmVRD5CQY3yaob74gUcSh0lqrMu9p1jku0&e=
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