Halmer Vann Weldon, 71, US Navy veteran, Taylor, TX, 04 Nov 23

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    Confirmed Mission: The family of Mr. Halmer Vann Weldon has invited the PGR to participate in his funeral and interment services.  Mr. Weldon served in the US Navy from 1972 to 1978, leaving the service as an Electronics Technician First Class.

    More about his life can be read here: https://www.taylorprovidencefuneralhome.com/obituary/halmer-weldon

    Date/Time: Saturday, 04 November 2023.  Funeral service begins at 10 am.

    Location: Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints, 2800 North Dr, Taylor, TX 76574.  We will stage at the church.

    map link: https://maps.app.goo.gl/n1hK8aejPxRaFB1p8

    9:00 – 9:20 am – Staging
    9:20 am – Briefing
    9:30 am – Flag line

    Wx: Sunny, high 78 deg F .

    Notes: Please be aware a visitation will take place prior to the funeral service.  Friends and family will be arriving during our staging period.  Following the start of the funeral service we will strike the flag line and stand by to join the procession to the Hutto Cemetery (10 mi) where we will form a second flag line for the interment service.

    Ride Captain: Mark Wells, atxpgr@gmail.com, 512-470-0380

    Flag Wrangler: TBD

    Please attend to honor this sailor’s service to our nation. 


    We had 12 turnout today to honor the service of US Navy veteran Vann Weldon, including two first time riders. Welcome, Dale & Christopher, and thank you to the other patriots who rode through the morning fog to attend this mission in Taylor.

    Thank you in particular to Lance Owen for bringing the flags and staking some in front of the church for those arriving early for the visitation.

    The funeral service ran long, and our LEO escort cancelled, so the call was made to limit the procession to PGR and funeral home vehicles only, with the family and friends heading to the cemetery separately. This worked out well, with no issues in route.

    The Navy looked sharp rendering military honors. RIP Mr. Halmer Vann Weldon. Thank you for serving our country.

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