Memorial Day commemoration, Granger, TX, 30 MAY 2022

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    Confirmed Mission: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in a community Memorial Day commemoration event at Granger High School. The event will held outdoors on Memorial Day. We plan to have a flag line in place for the 30 minute program of patriotic music, the pledge, reading of the names of Granger’s lost warriors, and the playing of taps.

    Date/Time: Monday, 30 May 2022. The event begins at 8:30 am.

    Staging location: Granger Food Mart Texaco, 309 S Commerce St, Granger, TX 76530
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    7:45 – 8:10 am – Staging
    8:10 am – Briefing
    8:20 am – KSU for the 4 minute ride to the school..

    Wx: Hi 93 deg F, partly cloudy

    Notes: This is a flag line only mission.  After arrival at the school we will dismount and form a flag line for the duration of the program.

    Ride Captain: Mark Wells,, 512-470-0380
    Flag Wrangler: Don Ferguson

    Please attend to commemorate the sacrifice of our honored dead.


    We had 12 patriots standing the flag line to help the Granger community remember their fallen on this Memorial Day. We stood in a semicircle behind the memorial while the names of Granger warriors lost in battle from WWI through the present were read. The event lasted only 30 minutes and concluded with live taps. It was as heartfelt a tribute as one could attend. The small towns have always seemed rich in love of country and respect for the flag.

    We had a first time rider today! Welcome, Michael. And thank you, Don Ferguson, for bringing the flags and posting many at the site including the service flags. Afterwards some of us went to the Cotton Club where the local American Legion provided coffee and donuts.

    We received much recognition and thanks from the organizers and those in attendance. It was a fitting start to the day.

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