The Wall That Heals procession, Austin, TX, 21 Apr 2016

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    Confirmed mission:
    The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the procession through Austin of The Wall That Heals. The Wall exhibit is to arrive in Austin on April 21st and open to the public the next day at the LBJ Library and Museum at UT Austin.

    This is the official traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall replica sponsored and operated by the not-for-profit foundation which supports the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC.

    This will be an LEO escorted procession from the staging point to the LBJ Library and Museum.

    Date: Thursday, 21 April 2016.

    Staging: 9:30 am – 10:00 am
    Briefing: 10:00 am
    KSU approx. 10:30 am as directed by APD and event organizers.

    Staging Location: Austin American Statesman parking lot, 305 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
    Map link: See detail staging location map below.

    Ride Captain: Terry Ayers, (512) 925-6101,
    Asst. Ride Captain: Keith Longacre

    Notes: Arrive fully fueled and fed and ON-TIME FOR THE BRIEFING. Park in two parallel rows north of the yellow line in the area marked "M/C STAGING". The event organizers and APD have worked out the following route, which of course could change:
    North on Congress
    West on 11th Street
    North on Lavaca
    East on MLK
    North on Red River to the Library.

    The event ends upon arrival of the Wall at the LBJ Library.

    Fly your big flags and join us in honoring all those whose names are etched on The Wall That Heals.


    The arrival of the Memorial Wall opens a week long exhibit and conference at the LBJ library.

    Tickets for the conference available to the general public are sold out. There is not a wait list for tickets, however, there will be a standby line for each session. Any empty seats in the auditorium will be filled by the standby line. If attendees leave in the middle of a session, we will also fill seats during the programming.

    Tickets for Vietnam veterans are being allocated through the following eight national veteran service organizations. Each organization will be sharing information about ticket distribution with their members. If you're a veteran and have any ticketing questions, please feel free to contact us at

    – Military Order of the Purple Heart
    Contact: Ernesto Hernandez,, (703) 642-5360.

    – Paralyzed Veterans of America
    Contact: Kenny Dison,

    – Veterans of Foreign Wars
    Contact: Roy Grona,

    – Vietnam POWs

    – Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund

    – Vietnam Veterans of America
    Contact: Stephen Brady,

    – Women in Military Service for America


    Do you have any further information regarding the procession from southwest Austin to the LBJ Library? We currently have 11 signed up to ride down south for the PGR staging and escort. Thank you all for what you do! 😀

    ~Princess, a.k.a. Sarah


    Eight Patriot Guard Riders led by no less than thirty City of Austin Motorcycle Officers escorted The Wall That Heals. All went according to plans. Thanks to all.


    Thanks to those who rode in the light rain today to provide a proper accompaniment to the Wall.

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