Biloxi Veterans Hospital Drive By Appreciation Parade
Biloxi, Mississippi – 05-11-20
ABOUT THE MISSION:
From the Gulf Coast Motorsports Magazine: The Biloxi Veterans Hospital, 400 Veterans Ave, Biloxi, MS 39531, has asked us to put together a “drive-by appreciation parade”. The overall purpose is to let the veteran patients and medical staff know the community cares about them. The in-patient veterans have been on covid-19 lock down since the 10th of March, no visitors, no family, just covid-19 isolation. All we hope to do is to drive by with signs (that you make) that say “we love you Veterans”, or “thank you medical professionals”, Your community appreciates you (etc.) wave, honk, and smile. We hope to show our appreciation to the medical staff, and let the veterans know they are not forgotten. In respect to the covid-19 restrictions, the VA is asking us to not take any riders, nor do they want us to offer any “throws”. It’s just a drive-by. Parade rolls through the campus. I’m not clear on how the in-patient veterans are going to see this parade? Perhaps the medical staff will be rolling their beds and wheel chairs to the curb for us to wave to? Signs are not required,
I know most of us will be on bikes. Flags are encouraged! We will be honored to participate in this for our veterans and their health care workers!
PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 05-11-20
Staging: 1:15 PM
Big Play, parking lot
1842 Beach Blvd, corner of Veterans Ave and Hi-way 90
Brief: 1:15 PM
KSU: 1:25 PM, sharp! We will ride into the VA complex to meet the rest of the public near Bldg 29.
Parade: 2:00 PM
Flags & Water:
Flags will not be provided
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.
Submitted By: Robert Harwood
Position: Mississippi Ride Captain
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