Confirmed mission: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the funeral service for Mr Preston Scott Hartley. Mr. Hartley served four years in the US Army, including two tours in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, attaining the rank of Sergeant. Additional information about Mr. Hartley's life can be found here: http://www.ramseyfuneral.com/memsol.cgi?user_id=1953937
Date/Time: Tuesday, 25 April 2017. Funeral service scheduled for 10 am.
8:50 am – 9:20 am – Staging
9:20 am – Briefing
9:30 am – Flag line
Wx: Hi 88 deg, clear skies
Notes: Bring a bottle of water for yourself and one for a friend. This is a flag line only at the funeral home. Inurement at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery is scheduled for 2 pm the same day. There is no procession planned from Georgetown to Killeen. However, the ride captain will select two big flag bike volunteers to accompany the coach and family to the cemetery. See the Centex PGR thread for details on that portion. http://www.centexpgr.org
9 bikes and 1 flag carrier showed up to honor SGT Hartley. The family was very appreciative. A flag line was set up at 0930 and remained until the service began. Once the flag line was taken down, the PGR Riders were dismissed and two large flag bikes returned at 1300 to accompany the funeral car with the deceased ashes to CTSVC where we were met with 4 Centex PGR for the final flag line. My thanks to Flag Wrangler Don and Warren Longacre for the extra effort on this mission.