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Florida State Captain
David Shelton
David Shelton
Flyboy
Member since 04-26-2012
flsc@patriotguard.org
Recent and Upcoming Florida Missions
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May
18
Isaac W. Anderson, Sr.
Isaac W Anderson Sr - Tampa, Florida
May
18
Honor Flight Welcome Home
Honor Flight Welcome Home - Orlando, Florida
May
18
Vietnam Wall Escort & Display
Vietnam Wall Escort & Display - Saint Cloud, Florida
May
18
Honor Flight
Honor Flight - Tallahassee, Florida
May
18
Florida Air National Guard Yellow Ribbon Ceremony
Florida Air National Guard Yellow Ribbon Ceremony - Jacksonville, Florida
May
18
Blue Star Salute Memorial Ride
Blue Star Salute Memorial Ride - Spanish Fort, Alabama
May
19
U. S. Air Force Yellow Ribbon Ceremony
U. S. Air Force Yellow Ribbon Ceremony - Champions Gate, Florida
May
20
Harold Ray Penn
Harold Ray Penn - Temple City, Florida
May
20
James Howard Royster, Jr.
James Howard Royster, Jr. - Pensacola, Florida
May
20
Jerome D. Scudder
Jerome D. Scudder - Tallahassee, Florida
May
21
Eternal Reefs
Eternal Reefs - Sarasota, Florida
May
21
Bruce Lindsey Ferguson
Bruce Lindsey Ferguson - Milton, Florida
May
21
Kenneth Frederick Kuhn
Kenneth Frederick Kuhn - Brooksville, Florida
May
22
Hero without Family
Hero's without Family - Sarasota, Florida
May
23
Oscar H. Lewis, Jr
Oscar H. Lewis, Jr - Ocala, Florida
May
23
Alfred Durivage
Alfred Durivage - Tampa, Florida
May
23
Willie Hayes, Jr.
Willie Hayes, Jr. - Pensacola, Florida
May
24
Everette Earl Wooten
Everette Earl Wooten - Okeechobee, Florida
May
24
John Phillip Haas
John Phillip Haas - Bushnell, Florida
May
24
Wallace Mercer Jr.
Wallace Mercer Jr. - Pensacola, Florida
May
24
Donald Andrew Gaston
Donald Andrew Gaston - Pensacola, Florida
May
24
Alvin Harold Thomas
Alvin Harold Thomas - Pensacola, Florida
May
25
Memorial Day Observance
Memorial Day Observence - Jacksonville, Florida
May
25
Wreath Ceremony
Wreath Ceremony - Sarasota, Florida
May
25
Memorial Day Observance
Memorial Day Observance - Groveland, Florida
May
25
Louis E. Dumas
Louis E. Dumas - Cantonment, Florida
May
26
Dedication of WWII Merchant Marine and Navy Armed Guard Memorial
Dedication of WWII Merchant Marine and Navy Armed Guard Memorial - Cape Coral, Florida
May
26
Never Forgotten: Yesterday and Today
Never Forgotten: Yesterday and Today - Lakeland, Florida
May
26
Flags for Fallen Vets
Flags for Fallen Vets - Lake Worth, Florida
May
26
Memorial Day Ceremony
Memorial Day Ceremony - Tallahassee, Florida
May
26
Memorial Day Service
Memorial Day Service - Leesburg, Florida
May
27
Memorial Day Service
Memorial Day Service - Cape Coral, Florida
May
27
Memorial Day Ceremony
Memorial Day Ceremony - Lake Worth, Florida
May
27
Memorial Day Services
Memorial Day Services - Oviedo, Florida
May
27
Gulf Coast Veterans Advocacy Council Memorial Day Event
Gulf Coast Veterans Advocacy Council Memorial Day Event - Pensacola, Florida
May
28
Michael Raymond Young
Michael Raymond Young - Pensacola, Florida
May
29
Jeffrey Lynn Hogan
Jeffrey Lynn Hogan - New Port Richey, Florida
May
31
Earnest Roy Stevens
Earnest Roy Stevens - Brooksville, Florida
May
31
Gerald Douglas Horner
Gerald Douglas Horner - Crescent City, Florida

26 Comments

  1. Hello David
    The new PGR site is pretty but hard to use. Would love to see Florida state mission only and not have to click on each mission to see where it is located. It would be helpful if the procedure of finding things was more logical. Guess I am not doing things right. HELP

  2. Catherine,
    David didn’t design the site, and it’s all probably as new to him as to you. I’ll try to help you out. The State Pages are all a standard format at this point. There may be some customization some time in the future, but for now they all work the same.

    The “summaries” on the right side of the state pages show missions 7 days prior to the current date, and 7 days in the future. This is automatic (though the State Captain can request we change the lengths). The second line of that summary actually lists the location; however, in the case of multi-city missions, it will show that instead of the cities involved. There’s only so much room in the summary, so it cannot show all of the cities involved when there are more than one. If you follow the link that says “See All Florida Missions” you’ll be taken to the full month calendar screen that will demonstrate this a little better. Once there, roll your mouse over the other missions, and you’ll see that the cities are displayed. Also, as more missions are added (we’re catching up on them now), you’ll see the cities displayed when there is only one city.

  3. The new page is difficult to use, and read. I guess in time we will learn , I hope whoever is designing these, remember, most of us are getting old and not very computer literately!

  4. Is it possible to produce a users manual with “insider” information like Herbs comments above. Another possibility is for someone knowledgeable with the fine points of the new site to answer individual specific questions for leadership personnel. Possibly set a weekly live web chat with this knowledgeable individual(s) to answer “how to do it” questions for leadership. Anything would be better than us blindly trying to perform functions we used on the old site.

  5. Ron – I’m working on putting together some FAQs, and hope to have those done this weekend. Unfortunately, these things take time. However, the link the State Page is pretty prominent when a member logs in. It’s right under their name, right before the announcements.

  6. Is it just me or is the web site unsecure?? When I connect to the web site http://www.patriotguard.org it is proceeded by these letters and symbols in RED. Not secure https: (with a red line through the https) I sure won’t purchase from the store and will be careful how I navigate the site until this is corrected.

  7. I tried to open the PGR website on my phone, as I have for several weeks, but yesterday and today after I signed on and clicked on the official site button, which is how I have been signing into my account I went into the general area instead of showing my account name and the link to my state notices. When I tried to sign in at the sign in/register the only option was to register a new account

  8. Up at the top of the page it says “you are logged in as (whatever your name is)…/ “Go to your state page”. Click on that link and you should see all the missions scheduled.

    Hope this helps…I am a new member as of today so I am trying to find everything too!!

  9. I am a new member. I choose to stand in solidarity and humble honor of all veterans who have passed… Including those of my family. The first veteran in our family was William T. Houston, my fourth great-grandfather who fought in the Revolutionary War at the Battle of Yorktown and as a sharpshooter for the Continental Army, dispatched 3 British officers with his smooth-bore rifle. His service began an unbroken chain of service to our country. LONG LIVE SCOUT SNIPERS!

  10. Told by Snowball Express to update my profile. Is there a seperate profile page for that event? I have already passed the security check and at that time created a Snowball Express account but can’t find any way to get into that acct? There seems to be so many issues in Volunteering for Snowball 2018 in Orlando that many PGR Members are getting discouraged concerning involvement.
    Thx, Ron

  11. Loving the New Changes. I’ve been gone for a long while and had to change password, while all that learning how to navigate through these changes wasn’t all that bad,.

  12. Don’t have any problems with the site except very slow But it’s most likely my internet, but felt like writing something.

  13. HI there. Just joined. Looking for info on Jacksonville fl wreaths across america on 12.15. My CMA chapter has been selling wreaths all year, we will be there placing them at the cemetery. I would also like to be in the escort. Anyone have KSU info?

  14. 12.6.18, THANK YOU to PGR Honor Guard for letting me stand with you all today.
    Sadly, it was my friend’s father that passed away.
    And thank you for advising me about this site.
    (Cc: T-man, Henry, Blair)
    SALUTE !!!

  15. Have finally been mostly successful in operating the site although it seems very slow. Condolences have dropped off in this area drastically since the new site began operation. Most of our riders are older people who like myself are not computer savvy enough and have problems with the site. Many have told me they just finally gave up and quit trying. If your into computers the site can be figured out eventually but if you are not it can be very frustrating.

  16. Grateful for all that you do!
    My Wife’s Father passed away this week. He is an Honorable retired Navy Veteran. And will be placed at the Jacksonville National Cemetery.
    in a couple of weeks.Can You please help honor him at his service?

  17. Today, the Patriot Giard Riders gathered to say “See you later” to our Hero – Airman Peter Lessard. There were 52 members of the Patriot Guard in attendance. The service at FNC were conducted by a combination of members from the Army, Navy, and Air Force.
    Rest In Peace Airman Lessard

  18. Would appreciate it if the use of “Multi-City” was discontinued. Those missions necessarily have to be opened to see where they are taking place, which defeats the purpose of being able to quickly scan the list for mission locations. Given that the website is so slow, I have heard some people say that they just skip over Multi-City missions when scanning the list.

  19. Can you please post about flag size , pole size and placement on bikes. I’m a non Harley rider and need to set my ride up to run large flag . Thank you .

    1. Tim – what kind of bike you riding? I just finished making a flag pole holder for my Spyder – cost around $30.00 vs $180 plus to buy one
      that wouldnt fit the Spyder hitch any way.

    1. Sorry you had trouble finding it. Unfortunately, that text was written when we ran on a different platform, and the layout was completely different. However, for future reference, there is a search feature on the current website. At the top of the page on the right hand side, there is a magnifying glass. Click on that, and you can type the phrase you’re looking for. “Flag” would bring up too many results, but “flag guidelines” found it pretty quick.

      Check with a ride captain at a mission for lengths on the flag line, but most are 6′. You can also send an email to flsc@patriotguard.org, and the State Captain can probably answer it for you. As for the lengths on the bikes, there is no set length, though most will mount them just high enough that the flag is not touching the ground.

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