Confirmed mission: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the funeral and interment services for SMSgt Jim Barrett Jr. Sgt Barrett served in the USAF for 21 years from 1956 – 1977.
12:50 – 1:20 pm – Staging
1:20 pm – Briefing
1:30 pm – Flag line
Wx: Hi 60 deg, mostly cloudy
Notes: Arrive fed, fueled, and hydrated. Following the start of the funeral service we will strike the flag line and relocate to the nearby Lockhart Municipal Burial Park where we will form a second flag line for the interment service.
13 bikes and 3 cages, 18 flag holders showed up in Lockhart for SMSgt Barrett's funeral service and interment. Family was very appreciative. SMSgt Barrett's widow personally came out to the bikes and hugged all who attended. Fine job everyone, thanks for all those who helped.
Stiff neck Miller
“My mother, family, and myself want to give our sincerest thanks to you and the rest of the Patriot Guard for the flag lines at our father's funeral. It was very touching and moving to see such support from everyone.
I look forward to assisting in the near future with flag lines myself.