February 5, 2009 at 12:34 pm #1608November 17, 2019 at 9:18 pm #5461
At the invitation of Homes for our Troops, a charitable organization which provides custom-built, mortgage-free homes to America’s wounded military heroes, the Patriot Guard Riders will participate in a ground breaking ceremony for a new home in Wimberley for US Army SGT David Guzman.
Read about SGT Guzman here: https://www.hfotusa.org/building-homes/veterans/guzman/
Date/Time: Saturday, 23 November 2019. Groundbreaking ceremony begins at 10:00 am at the VFW hall near to the home site.
Staging Location: First Baptist Church, 15951 Winters Mill Pkwy, Wimberley, TX 78676
map link: https://goo.gl/maps/4DEDk29VY7SuZTzo9
9:15 am – 9:45 am Staging
9:45 am briefing
9:55 am KSU to the home site, a short 4 min ride to VFW Post #6441, 401 Jacobs Well Rd, Wimberley, TX 78676
Wx: High 66 deg, mostly sunny
Ride Captain: Soup Campbell, firstname.lastname@example.org, (512) 925-2104
Flag Wrangler: Nicki Campbell
Notes: Fly your big flags! Upon our arrival at the staging location we will have a chance to visit with the SGT Guzman and his family. We will then accompany him and his family in a short law enforcement escorted procession to the VFW hall where we will dismount and form a flag line inside the building for the ceremony. Lunch will be served afterwards.November 23, 2019 at 9:21 pm #5465SoupCampbellModerator
We had 6 bikes escorted by the Hays County Deputy Constable and a Deputy Sheriff to lead SGT Guzman and his family from staging to VFW Post 6441 on Jacobs Well Road. We had ample time to visit with SGT Guzman and his family prior to departure from staging which was really nice. Six riders who were in cages volunteered to leave early to help Nicki and also to make sure a flag line was present for our arrival. That worked out really nice. Thanks volunteers. HFOT coordinator “Q” Bailey set aside some parking spots for our bikes we requested during our meeting with her on Friday and it worked out really nice. We were able to dismount and get flags from the flag truck before all the people got inside for the ceremony. The fact that the parking lot was new asphalt facilitated expeditious parking. We joined the folks in the flag line outside and moved the flag line inside. There was a total of 16 members in the flag line and that number filled the back wall of the VFW Hall perfectly. At the conclusion of the ceremony, many members stayed and enjoyed pizza with the participants. Thanks to DSC Bob Johnson and his members from San Antonio who showed for this mission. We couldn’t have filled that back wall without ya. Thanks to the VFW their generous hospitality and for making a special trip out to unlock the facility on Friday so we could scope it out and make our plan for the event. Ms. “Q” Bailey was a really great person to work with. She met with Nicki and I on Friday to scope out the facility and that helped us know exactly what to expect. SGT Guzman was a hero fit for the occasion and we look forward to seeing him again at the “KEY” ceremony next summer.
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