February 5, 2009 at 12:34 pm #1432January 6, 2018 at 2:43 am #5052
At the invitation of Operation Finally Home, a charitable organization which provides custom-built, mortgage-free homes to America’s wounded military heroes and the widows of the fallen, the Patriot Guard Riders will participate in a ground breaking for a new home in Elgin for US Army SGT Jason Castille.
Read about SGT Castille here: https://www.operationfinallyhome.org/the-castille-family
Date/Time: Wednesday, 10 January 2018. Groundbreaking ceremony begins at 10:00 am at the homesite at the Saratoga Farms subdivision, located south of Hwy 290 at 95 in Elgin, TX.
Staging Location: Providence-Jones Family Funeral Home, 604 TX-95, Elgin, TX 78621.
Map link: https://goo.gl/maps/QfBphQ544RR2
9:15 am – 9:45 am Staging
9:45 am briefing
9:55 am KSU to the home site, a short 3 min ride south on Hwy 95
Wx: Hi 66 deg, partly cloudy
Ride Captain: Keith Longacre, firstname.lastname@example.org, (512) 751-8955
Flag Wrangler: Don Ferguson
Notes: Fly your big flags! Upon our arrival at the staging location we will have a chance to visit with the Sgt Castille and his family. We will then accompany him and his family in a short law enforcement escorted procession to the home site where we will quickly dismount and form a flag line for the 30 min ground breaking ceremony.January 10, 2018 at 6:54 pm #5056keithlongacreModerator
What a great event. Hundreds of folks with great big hearts were in attendance at today's ground breaking ceremony for Sgt Castille & his family. Sgt Castille spoke to all 14 of us from the PGR. We learned that not only had he served for 5 years in the Army, he served for 8 years before that in the United States Marine Corps.
Welcome home Sir, and thank you for your service. It was a tremendous honor to stand for you & your family today. We will see you when your new home is dedicated.January 13, 2018 at 4:38 am #5058
From Ronnie Lyles, Operation Finally Home.
“Good Morning Sir – I just wanted to say THANK YOU to the PGR for their support at the Castille Groundbreaking in Elgin, TX. What a great day it was, and we were honored that the PGR, once again, helped us start another project. The PGR is always there for us, and we Thank You, each and every one, for your service to our country and our veterans. Please let each of your riders know how much it means to us to partner with you. Have a great weekend, and God Blless!!
Project Manager, Operation Finally Home
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