Very Short Notice confirmed mission: The family of Mr. James Michael Faust has invited the Patriot Guard Riders to attend his graveside service. Mr. Faust served in the US Army from 1969 to 1971, including one year in Vietnam. He left the service as a Sergeant.
As this is so short notice, and we have another mission early Saturday afternoon, I am calling on Big Flag bike riders only. We will use our flag bikes to stand a flag line prior to the start of the graveside service.
Date/Time: Saturday, 26 September 2020. Service begins at 10 am.
7 – 7:45 am – Staging
7:45 am – Briefing
8:00 am – KSU for 1 hr 15 min ride to the cemetery.
Notes: No flag truck! Bring your big flags and water. Upon arrival at the cemetery we will form a flag line with flags off our bikes until just before the start of the service. We will then strike the flag line and depart.
We had six big flag bike riders for this mission, which worked out quite well. Four of us met up at the MickyD's and Keith Brown and Charles met us at the staging site near the cemetery. It was a very foggy ride down!
At the staging site we unfurled our flags and then rode the final mile to the cemetery. We used our bike flags to stand the flag line. When the visitation portion ended and the casket was closed we struck the flag line and departed. Luckily we were able to park far enough from the pavilion as to not be a distraction to the funeral service.
Thanks to Keith Brown, Charles Franks, Keith Longacre, Russ Miller, and Mike Matthews for honoring this veteran. His family was very appreciate.