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Operation Handshake – Flint/Bishop Airport Flint, Michigan
Flint, Michigan – 11-25-19


The Patriot Guard Riders will once again assemble this year at Flint Bishop Airport to participate in Thanksgiving Operation Handshake and welcome home our Servicemen and Women, along with our Veterans.
We acknowledge and honor them all for their service to our country and look forward to reaching out to them with a hearty thank you for all they do and have done for us.
Please plan on joining us during the day sometime to partake in and enjoy this annual tradition. Come when you can and stay as long as you’d like.
In the past, munchies and goodies have been graciously supplied by some of you for all to enjoy. In the past, we have had almost too many snacks and goodies, so please don’t overdue it, as we want to avoid waste at the end of the day. More is not necessarily better. There is a food bar on-site as well.
Also, once the flag line is up and people who come off the planes start entering the Main Terminal thru the sliding glass doors, it is most important that we DO NOT step out in front of them in our desire to find out if they are Veterans or not. We cannot interfere with the free movement of all of the passengers who are eager to meet their families and/or be on their way to their next destination.
Please be respectful of all who pass thru these doors.
Please cooperate with the Ride Captains as they monitor and enforce this airport requirement.

Staging Time: 9:00 A.M.

Flint Bishop Airport
G-3425 West Bristol Rd.
Flint, Michigan 48507

Ride Captain:

(See Special Instructions)

Special Instructions:

9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. Ride Captain: PATCHES (810) 348-0809
12:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. Ride Captains: JOHNNYMC (586) 484-4238 – SOFTY (586) 484-4237 – BUBBA (734) 658-0995
3:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. Ride Captain: VITO (586) 909-6901
6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.Ride Captains: TRAVELER (248) 496-9107 – VITO (586) 909-6901
Floating Ride Captains: BOZ (586) 899-0518, DOC (248) 854-0329
(Depending on incoming flight schedules, the 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM time slot may terminate early, at the discretion of the Ride Captains.)
Point of Contact for this HOTH Mission: VITO – (586) 909-6901
Please bring your 3’ x 5’ American Flags to welcome home these HEROES.
Parking: Parking will be across from the airport in the Economy Lot, which is on the north side of Bristol Road. When you pull in, let the attendant know that you are with the Patriot Guard Riders and you will be directed to the rear of the Maintenance Garage (to the left and towards the back.) Once in the terminal, find the Ride Captain in charge who will sign the back of your parking ticket. When you later leave for the day, exit at the main gate and surrender your ticket to the booth attendant. There will be no charge for parking. This courtesy is being extended to PGR people only and has not been extended to other people or groups who may join us during the day.
Note: We will not have a dedicated driver like we have in previous years. Plan on taking the regular shuttle back and forth. Remember to always be courteous to the drivers and thank them. A gratuity to them is much appreciated.
Also, please keep our staging area in the terminal clean. We are guests of the Airport Authority.
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: Terrence Laurencelle
Position: Michigan 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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