September 23, 2021 at 2:08 pm #6085markwellsKeymaster
Confirmed Mission: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the funeral service for MSgt Michelle Beth Gattey. MSgt Gattey served 23 years in the USAF. She served with the Pacific Fleet Commander and did a combat tour in Afghanistan. She also was a flight attendant on Air Force One and Air Force Two during the Bush and Obama administrations.
Following her retirement from the USAF in 2019 she became an officer with the Georgetown Police Department.
More about her life can be read here: https://www.ramseyfuneral.com/obituary/michelle-gattey
This mission has two parts. Part one is a procession, part two is a flag line at the church
Date/Time: Saturday, 25 September 2021. See timelines for each part below.
Part One, Procession:
Staging Location: West Side Service Center, 5501 Williams Dr, Georgetown, TX 78633. This is across the street from Ramsey Funeral Home.
Map link: https://goo.gl/maps/vhXkh2pEaPM3Ty6r8
12 – 12:30 pm – Staging
12:30 pm – Briefing
KSU at the direction of the GPD for the approximate 15 min ride to the First Baptist Church in Georgetown.
Notes: Big flag bikes encouraged. The procession is for motorcycles only.
Part Two, Flag Line:
Location: First Baptist Church of Georgetown, 1333 W University Ave, Georgetown, TX 78628. We will stage at the church.
map link: https://goo.gl/maps/4mVEZd31yRYoRw8t9
12:45 – 1:20 pm – Staging
1:20 pm – Briefing
1:30 pm – Flag line
Wx: High 90 deg, mostly sunny.
Notes: Bring water for yourself and a friend. After the start of the funeral service we will strike the flag line and depart quietly. .
Ride Captain: Keith Longacre, email@example.com, (512) 751-8955Flag Wrangler: Don Ferguson
Please attend to honor MSgt Gattey’s long service to our nation and her service to our community.September 25, 2021 at 6:37 pm #6095keithlongacreModerator
Today started at the Georgetown Service Garage with the PD superbly forming a procession line with the PGR right behind the lead car. Several LEO’s stopped to chat with all of us & to comment on how super it was to have us there in our special way of showing honor & respect for Air Force MSgt. & fellow police officer, Michelle Gattey. As the procession proceeded to the church, every oncoming vehicle pulled over with some folks even getting out to show honor & respect. There were also many people standing on the side of the road doing the same.
At the church, we joined other PGR to form flag lines at both entrances. In addition to the many US flags, an Air Force Flag, an all First Responders Flag & a Law Enforcement Flag were proudly held by the 22 PGR patriots.
We were joined by 2 new members & 2 riders all the way from Houston.
We always feel proud & honored to be invited to be there for the family but this was extra special because of her being a member of our own Georgetown Police Department.
None of us know what happens after death, but most of us believe that the tragedy of your 2 dogs dying in the fire last week, they are now with U. Rest in peace Michelle.
Keith Longacre, Ride Captain Austin PGR. “To the world U might be one person, but to one person, U just might be the world.”
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