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Honor Mission
Harry Matthew Grave, Veteran
USA – WWII
Ballwin, Missouri – 11-25-20

ABOUT THE MISSION:

Ladies and gentlemen of the Patriot Guard Riders, we have been invited to honor a United States Army World War II Veteran and member of the Greatest Generation. The family of Harry Matthew Grave has requested the Patriot Guard Riders to stand a flag line of honor and respect for their Hero.  It will be our honor to do so.  Hero Grave proudly served in the United States Army from March 1944 – August 1945. He earned the rank of PFC and served with the 345th Infantry Regiment in the Rhineland Germany Theatre.  Veteran Grave was awarded the European African Middle Eastern Theatre Ribbon, One Bronze Service Star and the Combat Infantry Badge.  Mr. Grave, a grateful nation thanks you and is indebted to you for your Honorable Service. Your sacrifices have granted us the freedoms we continue to enjoy to this very day.

PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 11-25-20
Staging Time: 11:45 am

Schrader Funeral Home and Crematory
14960 Manchester Rd. Between Clarkson Rd. & MO Hwy 141
Ballwin, Missouri 63011

Ride Captain:

Tim ‘Twidget’ Grantz
timgrantz@sbcglobal.net
(314) 330-0387

Special Instructions:

****THIS IS AN ESCORT ONLY****WE WILL MEET IN THE EAST PARKING LOT OF SCHRADER FUNERAL HOME – WE HAVE BEEN ASKED TO NOT ENTER THE FUNERAL HOME UNLESS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY.
11:45AM Stage / Ride Meeting
12:00PM Family Arrives
12:15PM Honor Eecort to Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
1:00PM Committal service with full military honors
Flags: Mike ‘Moose’ Hanewinkel
Forecast: Mostly cloudy skies temperatures in the mid-60s with 60% chance of rain .Hydrate before, during and after the mission. Note: Masks are required at the funeral home and at JBNC.  We will practice social distancing.  Cages are always welcome!
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water will be provided.

Submitted By: Tim Grantz
Position: Missouri Ride Captain

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November 25
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11 Comments

  1. My condolences for the loss of your loved one. Be Proud of your loved one for their service and sacrifices they made to preserve our Country’s Freedom. Stand down and rest in eternal peace, your mission is complete. We now stand for you as you once stood for us.
    Live Simply, Love Generously, Care Deeply, Speak Kindly, Leave the Rest to God.

    Bob ”GrampyBob” Griffith
    USASA M.P. Cpl 59-62
    Retired Lt. LEO. 62-92
    Ride Captain Patriot Guard
    Montgomery City, Mo.
    Riding In Memory of My Wife Judy Griffith
    Patriot Guard Rider 1/05/2009 5/20/2019
    Riding in Honor of my Son:
    Mark D. Griffith U.S. Navy Veteran
    Riding in Memory of my Uncles:
    Mural Griffith U.S. Navy WW ll
    Orville Griffith U.S. Army WW ll
    Sterling Griffith U,S, Army WW ll
    Riding in Memory of My PGR Brothers:
    Sfc Mark Schroeder USA PGR Brother and R.C.
    Rodney ”El Rod” Hale USMC PGR Brother
    Ron ”I-Candy” Peterson USMC PGR Brother and R.C.

  2. Nancy and I send our sincere condolences on the loss of your loved one, and an American Hero. We are grateful for United States Army and “Greatest Generation” veteran Grave’s military service to our country, and the courage to stand in harm’s way to protect and preserve our freedom and liberties. He shall not be forgotten!
    “My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going.”
    John 14:2-4

    John Weber
    Ride Captain
    Patriot Guard Riders
    St. Louis, MO

  3. My wife and I offer our deepest condolences to the family of an American Hero. His service and sacrifice to our country to preserve our freedom is not and will not be forgotten. I wish him Fair Winds and Following Seas. Your mission here is completed. Rest in peace, we have the watch!

    Joseph “Mustang” Bilodeau
    LCDR USN (Ret)

  4. My deepest Condolences for your loss. I pray for the family wishing you strength for today and spiritual guidance for tomorrow.
    Thank You Veteran Harry Grave for your service to protect this country, and for my Freedoms. You will not be forgotten.
    Rich “Poor Man” Harden
    Patriot Guard Riders

  5. Please accept my condolences on your loss.

    We stand with feet planted firmly on rich soil knowing what freedom is. Because of our veterans, I am free to honor God and country without persecution. Where there is injustice, I am free to fight. Where there is silence, I am free to speak. Where there is hate, I am free to love.

    Your love one’s watch is over, may they rest peacefully in the arms of God.

    Bruce Berg, ISC, USN (Ret)

  6. Do not stand at my grave and weep
    I am not there.
    I do not sleep.
    I am a thousand winds that blow.
    I am the diamond glints on snow.
    I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
    I am the gentle autumn’s rain.
    When you awaken in the morning’s hush,
    I am the swift uplifting rush
    Of quiet birds in circled flight.
    I am the soft stars that shine at night.
    Do not stand at my grave and cry;
    I am not there,,I did not die

  7. My wife and I wish to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of this true American Hero, US Army, WWII Veteran, Private First Class (PFC) Harry Matthew Grave. We thank you for your service to a grateful nation, may your family find peace in knowing you served proudly and comfort in the months to come. May you rest in peace for your mission is now complete. I salute you.
    http://www.beforeyougo.us

    Robert “Bob” White
    USA (Ret) 1SG
    Vietnam Era
    Jul 72 – Aug 94
    Ofallon, MO

    Riding in Memory of:
    F.C. White, Sr, Tec 5 (Corporal), USA, WWII (Father)
    G.A. Thompson, Pvt, USA, WWI (Grandpa)
    D.A. Thompson, MCPO, USN (Ret), Korea (Uncle)
    G.A. Thompson, Sgt, USMC, Korea (Uncle)
    L. Norris, Msgt, USAF (Ret), Vietnam (Uncle)

    Riding in Honor of:
    F.C. White, Jr, Ssgt USAF, Vietnam (Brother)
    F.C. White, III, Pfc, ARNG (Nephew)
    D.B. White, PO2, USN, Vietnam Era (Twin)

  8. My wife and I offer our deepest condolences to the family of a true American Hero. Veteran Grave’s service and sacrifice to our country to preserve our freedom is not and will not be forgotten. Your mission here is completed. Rest in peace, we have the watch.

    Tim “Twidget” Grantz, USN, YN2
    Missouri State Ride Captain
    USS Henry B. Wilson (DDG-7) 1972 – 1975 Vietnam Veteran
    Riding in Honor of My Father:
    USAF SSGT Francis W. Grantz, WWII POW – Rest in Peace

  9. I pray for comfort and spiritual healing for the family of a true American Hero. I am thankful for his service to our country and his sacrifices to preserve our freedoms which will never be forgotten.

    “He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”
    Revelation 21:4

    Ricky Moceri
    State Chaplain
    Patriot Guard Riders
    Missouri

  10. I would like to offer my sincere condolences and prayers for your lost. May the peaceful moments and cherished memories bring you renewed strength. In the difficult days ahead do not let your heart be troubled your faith will keep you strong.

  11. My wife and I wish to extend our deepest sympathy and condolences for the loss of Hero Grave. Thank you for your service to your country Sir. Rest in Peace. You will not be forgotten.

    Jim “(1) Gun-Shy” Kleszczewski

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