Confirmed Mission: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the interment service for LtCol Jerry Allan Bartholomew. LtCol Bartholomew served in the US Air Force from 1954 to 1973 including tours in Korea and Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star.
9:50 – 10:20 am – Staging
10:20 am – Briefing
10:30 am – Flag line
Wx: High 98 deg F, sunny
Notes: Bring a bottle of water for yourself and one for a friend. Following the start of the funeral we will strike the flag line and relocate to the gravesite where we will form a flag line for the interment service.
It was a hot day yesterday for the 11 patriots that stood the line foe Lt. Col Jerry Bartholomew. We were able to utilize the shade from the building but when we relocated at the gravesite there was none to be had. Those in attendance pushed thru the heat. The service was short but dignified which helped. Thanks to Don and all his work. The way he had the flags setup we placed a member between them. It made for an illusion that there were twice as many.
God Bless the family, those that attended and those that could not!