February 5, 2009 at 12:34 pm #601October 31, 2011 at 9:13 pm #3482
Airport Recovery Mission – Complete
The family of SGT Paul Rivera has invited the PGR to participate in his funeral and interment services. SGT Rivera was killed in action after his vehicle rolled over during an attack by enemy forces. SGT Rivera grew up in Round Rock and graduated from Stony Point High School.
Date/Time: Wednesday, 02 November 2011. Funeral Mass scheduled for 9:30 am.
Location: St. Mary’s Cathedral, 203 E. 10th Street, Austin, TX. We will stage at the church.
Directions: The cathedral is located at the SE corner of 10th and Brazos streets downtown. Traveling westbound (one way) on 10th from IH35, move to the left hand lane and pull into the area inside the traffic cones set up for motorcycle parking next to the church. Park as directed by the ride captain. Map link: tinyurl.com/StMaryCathedralAustin
8:15-8:45 am staging
8:45 am briefing and flag line.
Wx: Partly cloudy, low 60, high 79 deg. Please remember your drinking water and sunscreen.
Notes: Please arrive fed, fueled, and hydrated. Following the funeral mass we will join an LEO escorted procession to the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen for the interment service. Upon arrival at the cemetery we will fall under the direction of the Centex PGR ride captain.
Ride Captain: Robert Stancil, AustinPlastering@sbcglobal.net, 512-217-4740
Flag Wrangler: JC Clausen
Please make plans to stand tall and silent in gratitude for SGT Rivera's brave service to our nation.November 3, 2011 at 1:17 pm #3496
From a friend of the Rivera family:
“I was contacted this evening by Belinda, a mutual friend of the Rivera family, regarding Paul's funeral service today in Austin. Belinda told me about all the arrangements from the church in downtown Austin to interment in Killeen and especially about how proud she was of the way your group honored, respected, and protected Sgt. Rivera and his family throughout all services and routes north.
Belinda and I are both from military families and have seen these services all our lives. We both feel we are all part of the same family, and you and the people of Austin and Round Rock proved today that we will always show our fallen military the proper respect, honor, and love they're owed.
Thank you for honoring Sgt. Rivera in such a special way.
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