Confirmed Mission: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the funeral and interment service for SFC Alessandro "Al" Giarrusso. Sergeant Giarrusso served in the U.S. Army for 20 years, from 1951 – 1971, including posts in Korea and Germany. His obituary can be read here: obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Alessandro-Giarrusso&lc=4993&pid=184955098&mid=7357797
This is a flag line only at the funeral home.
Date/Time: Sunday, 09 April 2017. Funeral Service begins at 10 am.
Location: Cook-Walden Capital Parks Funeral Home, 14501 North IH-35, Pflugerville, TX 78660. We will stage at the funeral home.
Map link: https://goo.gl/maps/ALMwA8zdYQ82
8:50 am – 9:20 am Staging
9:20 am – Briefing
9:30 am – Flag line
Wx: Hi 83 deg, partly cloudy
Notes: Bring a bottle of water for yourself and one for a friend. Once the service begins we will strike the flag line and stand by to form a second flag line for the interment service at the adjacent Cook Walden Capital Parks cemetery.
We had 14 patriots at today's mission, including one new rider, 8 year old Nate, grandson to Hugh, in his cub scout uniform. It was wonderful to see him and all the fine folks honoring SFC Giarrusso on this breezy day.
All went smoothly, and the flag lines looked sharp.
RIP, Al Giarrusso, and thank you for your long and faithful service.