Confirmed Mission: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the funeral service for Mr. Willie Leon Williams. Mr. Williams served four years in the US Army. Additional information about his military service is unavailable.
9:50 – 10:20 am – Staging
10:20 am – Briefing
10:30 am – Flag line
Wx: High 78 F, partly cloudy
Notes: This is a flag line only mission. All riders must wear a face covering in compliance with local health directives. Maintain social distancing protocols. After the start of the service we will strike the flag line and depart quietly.
Ride Captain: Mark Wells, firstname.lastname@example.org, 512-470-0380
Flag Wrangler: Don Ferguson
Please attend to honor this soldier's service to our nation.
Nice turn out to honor Mr. Williams on a drizzly Saturday morning. We had 11 in the flag line, and with the flags Don posted in advance, it was a fine view of patriotism. It went on a bit longer than expected as the congregation milled around outside the funeral home well past the scheduled start of the service.
Thanks again to Don Ferguson for bringing the flags and water. It was great to see Juan Gonzales at the mission, too.
RIP, Mr. Willie L. Williams. Thank you for serving our country.