February 5, 2009 at 12:34 pm #1417November 8, 2017 at 4:03 pm #5018
Riders, a year ago we participated in the ground breaking ceremony for a specially adapted home for Cpl Alan Babin who in 2003 was severely wounded while serving in Iraq. The home is complete and will now be presented to Cpl Babin and his family.
Read about Cpl Babin here: https://www.garysinisefoundation.org/projects/rise/alan-babin-jr
Confirmed Mission: The Gary Sinise Foundation, along with its sponsors and donors, has constructed a specially adapted smart home in Lakeway for US Army Corporal Alan Babin, Jr. and his family and caregivers. The PGR has been invited to participate in the dedication ceremony.
This will be a law enforcement escorted procession with Cpl Babin and his family followed by a flag line at the home site.
Date/Time: Friday, 10 November 2017. Ceremony scheduled for 10 am.
Staging Location: HEB, 2000 Ranch Rd 620 S, Lakeway, TX 78734. Park on the north side of the gas pumps.
map link: https://goo.gl/maps/TrDz23iFZdU2
9:10 am – 9:40 am Staging
9:40 am briefing
KSU as determined by the RC and LEO for the approx. 7 min ride to the home site, located at 300 Seawind, Lakeway, TX 78734. map link: https://goo.gl/maps/Aq6rvTLsbyH2
Wx: Hi 68 deg, partly cloudy
Ride Captain: Mark Wells, email@example.com, 512-470-0380
Asst RC: Keith Longacre
Flag Wrangler: Mark Wells
Notes: Arrive ON TIME for the briefing. Fly your big flags! Once the procession arrives at the home site we will quickly dismount and form a flag line for the ceremony.
Please attend this mission to honor the service and sacrifice of CPL Babin, his family, and the great work of the Gary Sinise Foundation.November 10, 2017 at 9:08 pm #5020
Thank you to all who came out today for this event. We had 12 in the procession and 14 in the flag line at the home site. At the briefing Cpl Babin's father, Round Rock Police Asst Chief Alan Babin Sr, told us of his son's wounds and the many surgeries and trials which followed since that day in 2003 he was severely wounded while providing aid to another soldier.
At the request of the organizers Charles recorded the ride over and provided his memory chip to their use.
We heard from a number of speakers at the event, but the brief words spoken by Cpl Babin's mother Rosie and Mr. Gary Sinise himself were heartfelt and moving. Also, it was cool to see Lt Dan in person! He is a true patriot.
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