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Honor Mission
Merlin E. Brignac, Jr., Veteran
MULTI-CITY, Florida – 02-20-20


The family of SGT Brignac has graciously requested the Patriot Guard Riders to escort their loved one from Shannon Funeral Home in Bradenton to Sarasota National Cemetery, and then stand a flag line at his service as he is laid to rest. SGT Brignac served in the US Army from 7/1/52 to 7/18/55. Upon completion of service, he received an Honorable Discharge. This hero served our great nation and us, this is our turn to stand for him.
Please bring your 3×5 American Flags and stand for this hero.

Staging Time: 10:00 AM

Shannon Funeral Home
1015 Tamiami Trail
Bradenton, Florida 34205

Ride Captain:

Willaim Franklin

Special Instructions:

Stage: 10:00 AM
Brief:   10:15 AM
KSU:   10:45 AM
Escort to Sarasota National Cemetery
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.

STAGING #2 DETAILS: 02-20-20
Staging Time: 12:00 PM

Sarasota National Cemetery
9810 SR 72
Sarasota, Florida 34241

Ride Captain:

Blair McFarlane

Special Instructions:

Stage:    12:00 PM
Brief:      12:15 PM
Service: 12:30 PM
Flag Line as determined by R/C
Flags & Water:
Flags will not be provided.
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

Submitted By: Henry Hyde
Position: Florida Assistant State Captain

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  1. My sincere condolences to the Family and Friends of this Hero. May He Rest in Peace.

    JJ Bishop, PGR
    SGT (Ret.), Henrico County Police, Virginia
    MCPO (Ret.), USCGR
    Hudson, FL

  2. Please accept my condolences on your loss. May my prayers help to ease your pain during these trying times. Rest In Peace and Honor Brother. Lest We Forget!

    U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army Veteran
    Standing in Memory of,
    My Father, Harold A. Silvernail U.S. Army
    My Step-Father, Edwin D. Alexander U.S. Army
    My Uncle, Raymond Alexander U.S. Army
    My Uncle, John H. Alexander U.S. Army
    My Uncle, David J. Alexander U.S. Navy
    Standing in Honor of,
    My Brother, David J. Alexander U.S. Air Force
    My Daughter, Jillian A. Silvernail U.S. Air Force
    My Daughter, Kirsten M. Silvernail Kennedy U.S. Air Force
    My Son-In-Law, Jayson E. Kennedy U.S. Army
    My Uncle, Stewart F. Silvernail U.S. Army

  3. My Condolences go out to family and friends of US Army Veteran, Merlin E. Brignac Jr. may you rest in peace and may God be with you, Thank you for your service to our Country.

  4. My sincere condolences to the family of Sgt. Merlin E. Brignac, Jr., Veteran, United States Army. I honor him and thank him for his service. Rest in Peace Hero
    Bill Franklin
    Ride Capt.

  5. My wife and I wish to extend our deepest sympathy for the loss of Your Hero.
    Rest in Peace, You will Not be Forgotten.

  6. As our Brother Merlin answers his final call to duty from the Great Commander in the Heavens, may his soul have peace and rest. His duty is to forever watch over his loved ones at the Great Commanders side.
    My you find peace and comfort at this time and realize that your Hero is not gone but waiting to be reunited with those he loves.
    May his soul find fair winds and following seas! RIP Hero!

  7. My most sincere condolences to the family and friends of Major Merlin E. Brignac Jr.
    Thank you for allowing the PGR to honor this American hero.

  8. Mission accomplished. 19 PGR were honored to stand for US Army SGT and Civil Air Patrol Major “Gene” Brignac and his family.

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