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Operation Handshake – Gerald R. Ford Airport

HOTH Mission
Operation Handshake
Gerald R. Ford Airport
Grand Rapids, Michigan – 11-27-19

The Patriot Guard Riders will be holding our annual “Operation Handshake.” We will stand a flag line of honor and welcome home all of our servicemen, women and veterans as they arrive/depart from the Gerald R. Ford Airport. This is a gathering of folks from all walks of life to “Welcome Home” folks at the Gerald R. Ford Airport. We are also extending our holiday cheer to everyone passing through our line.This is a “Community Service” opportunity for Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and the general public. The stories from years past are an inspiration for any who attended, or happened to be at the airport that day.So, if you have some time, and want to feel what Thanksgiving is REALLY about, stop on out. Join our “Flag Line” as we greet the incoming and outbound flights, their passengers, family and friends. This will definitely make your holiday season more memorable!

Staging Time: 8:00am

Gerald R. Ford Airport
5500 44th st
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49512
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Ride Captain:

Tony Van Gessel (616) 862-1984
Dani Jennings (231) 225-6612
Mike Jennings (616) 881-5051
Phil Pakieta (616) 916-3064
Linda Jennings (616) 519-09119

Special Instructions:

Briefing: 8:45 AM Flag line: following briefing and for first flight arrival. Park at Northern Air on Freight Drive and walk to the terminal, or park in the short term parking. No obligation to remain the whole day, folks come and go as their time allows. We have also been joined by those that we are there to support, long after their plane has come and gone, it is that special of a day!
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water will be provided.

Submitted By: Alan Niemeyer
Position: Michigan State Captain

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