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Memorial Day Ceremony
Pelion, South Carolina – 05-25-20

The organizers of the Ruritan Pelion Veterans Memorial Ceremony have asked the Patriot Guard Riders to attend the Memorial Day ceremony at their town memorial. The PGR has stood the last five Memorial Day weekends at this very memorial as it has become an annual event to remember those fallen memorialized in granite.  Memorial Day weekend is the single busiest time for members of the PGR each year due to the reason of the holiday; to honor & remember those who have died in service to the United States of America. After all… this is who we are and what we do… Patriots who know how to honor our Fallen Heroes. We are honored to have been invited to participate again on Monday, 25 May 20 at 1000 (10:00 am). Members of community, Veterans, JROTC, Pelion HS Band, guest speakers and Ruritan Club members will also participate in the ceremony.This is a one part mission, but please read special instructions for additional information.

Staging Time: 09:00

IGA Supermarket
861 Pine Street (US 302)
Pelion, South Carolina 29123

Ride Captain:

L.Z. Harrison, Jr.
(803) 360-3830
Flags and Water: Richard “Two Pack” Hartzog

Special Instructions:

Briefing: 9:15 AM  Flag Line: 9:30AM  We will stand a flag line during the ceremony. Ceremony music begins at 9:45 with the Ceremony to start at 10:00. It is expected to last 45 min – 1 hour. The memorial is beside Pelion’s old town hall on 1010 Main Street (Hwy 178) directly behind the IGA.  Anyone that wants to ride out as a group, we will be leaving from the Waffle House at 2208 Airport Blvd, West Columbia, SC at 8:15 am.  MAP:  COVID-19 Precautions will be taken by the organizers of the event as well as PGR. For PGR missions during the COVID-19 virus, we will abide by all rules and regulations set by the CDC and the State of South Carolina Department of Veterans’ Affairs.  Each attendee is responsible to bring a personnel
face-covering due to possible interaction with the public. It does not have to be an actual mask, any sort of covering will be sufficient, as we will be setting an example that “We are observing all CDC recommendations regarding COVID-19”.  In keeping with the requirements of the State of South Carolina Department of Veterans’ Affairs, PGR members will maintain at least a six-foot distance between each other during the briefing and flag line.  All flag poles will be sanitized after use.
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water will be provided.

Submitted By: L.Z. Harrison, Jr.
Position: South Carolina Assistant State 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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May 20, 2020
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On behalf of the Department of Veterans Affairs, National Cemetery Administration and the Georgia National Cemetery Advisory Council the Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the 6th annual Memorial Day Ceremony on Saturday, May 28th, 2011.

The guest speaker will be Colonel Brent Bracewell of the Georgia Army National Guard.

Guests will include Congressman Tom Price and Governor Nathan Deal.

The ceremony will take place at the cemetery’s ceremonial wall.

Cherokee Community Chorale will provide National Anthem and music. Honors/Colors by Dobbins Air Reserve Base Honor Guard. Echo Taps by Bugles Across Georgia.

Honor Watch/Flagline will be stood by the Patriot Guard Riders.
Please make plans to attend.

Staging: 9:00am

KMART parking lot
1750 Marietta Highway
Canton, GA 30114

KSU: 9:30am

Jeff ‘JayDub’ Goodiel

Jeff ‘JayDub’ Goodiel
Georgia State Captain


May 28, 2011
9:00 am - 11:00 am

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