February 5, 2009 at 12:34 pm #1442March 2, 2018 at 3:02 am #5074
The Texas Veterans Land Board will host The Wall That Heals on 08–11 March 2018 at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen TX. 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.
The Wall that Heals will be escorted from HEB Center in Cedar Park to Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery. It will arrive at approximately 11:00 am on 07 March 2018 and will be displayed 24 hrs a day until 11 March 2018 at 1:00 pm.
The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in this LEO escorted procession.
Date: Wednesday, 07 March 2018.
9:00 am – 9:45 am – Staging
9:45 am – Briefing
10:00 am – KSU for CTSVC in Killeen
Wx: Hi 63 deg, mostly sunny
Staging Location: HEB Center, 2100 Ave. of the Stars, Cedar Park TX 78613. For those unfamiliar, this is the large Cedar Park Center arena next to the 183A toll road, not an HEB store.
map link: https://goo.gl/maps/dfcCZmjSwhP2
Ride Captain: Keith Longacre, email@example.com, (512) 751-8955
Notes: Arrive ON TIME for the safety briefing. Fly your big flags! The route is approximately 42 miles without stops. If you plan to ride in the procession you must do so from beginning to end.
Take advantage of this special opportunity to remember our fallen Vietnam heroes, and Ride Safe!March 5, 2018 at 2:04 pm #5083keithlongacreModerator
For those that want to, Breakfast at 1431 Cafe @ 8amMarch 6, 2018 at 8:48 pm #5085keithlongacreModerator
What a great turn out. We had 18 bikes in front of The Traveling Wall van 15 behind it & 11 – 3 wheelers bringing up the rear. Flag bikes were placed at the front of each section with Warren L serving as tail gunner with his flagged trike.
LEOs from Cedar Park PD, Williamson Co. SO & Bell Co. SO helped make the procession a safe one. What a great bunch of patriots these LEOs are.
The day started with a large bunch of riders sharing breakfast (& stories) @ the 1431 Cafe in CP. Then at staging, we were briefed by folks from the Traveling Wall That Heals, Sgt Gomez of WCSO & myself. Upon arriving at CTSVC, we were met with about a dozen or so more riders & others in cages. We had a debrief & given info about the 3/4 size traveling wall, a group photo session & handed pins for our participation. Most riders hung around looking at displays on the side of the van & generally swapping stories of their time in VN or of someone they knew. All were invited to come back up to view the Wall sometime over the nx week. For those of us who were in VN or lost someone there, this can & is an emotional tribute & well worth your & your families time to visit.
Thank U all so much for being the stand up Americans that U are. Semper Fi, Cpl. Keith Longacre USMC 63-67
In memory of Tommy L. Loan, US Army KIA VN
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