Joseph Patrick Welch, Veteran
Maplewood, Missouri – 10-12-20
ABOUT THE MISSION:
The Patriot Guard Riders will stand a flag line of honor and respect for United States Navy veteran Joseph Patrick Welch, 86, and escort him to the hallowed grounds of Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery where he will receive full military honors. GM2 Welch proudly served his country from November 1953 to October 1957 aboard the USS Hugh Purvis (DD-709), before transferring to the United States Navy Reserve. His awards include the National Defense Service Medal and the Navy Occupation Service Medal (European Clasp).
PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 10-12-20
Staging Time: 8:15 am
Jay B. Smith Funeral Home – Maplewood Chapel
7456 Manchester Rd.
Maplewood, Missouri 63143
Jim “(1) Gun-Shy” Kleszczewski
**Escort only mission**
8:15 AM – Ride meeting
8:45 AM – Honor escort to Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery (11 mi)
9:30 AM – Committal Service and Military Honors
We will practice social distancing. If you are not feeling well on the day of the mission, please stay home and pay your distant respects. Face masks are required inside the funeral home and at JBNC. Please remember to hydrate. Cages always welcome!
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water will be provided.
Submitted By: Jim Kleszczewski
Position: Missouri Ride Captain
Note: You do not have to own/ride a motorcycle or be a veteran to join, and membership is Free. The only requirement is RESPECT! To subscribe to receive mission notices, log into the National Site and click on the Members tab at the top. Select the Subscribe to PGR Missions option.
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