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ABOUT THE MISSION:
PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 10-15-19
Staging Time: 3:00 pm
Rocky Mount, North Carolina 27804
Flags will be provided
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.
Position: North Carolina Assistant State Captain
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Virginia Beach, Virginia – 19 Apr 2017
ABOUT THE MISSION:
Mission Details: The Patriot Guard has been invited, and is Honored to escort the “Wall That Heals (WTH)” into Norfolk, VA. on Wednesday, April 19th, 2017, where it will be on display at Nauticus until April 23rd. It will be on display 24 hours a day.
The “Wall That Heals” is designed to travel to communities throughout the United States allowing the souls enshrined on the Memorial to exist once more among families and friends in the peace and comfort of familiar surroundings. The Traveling Wall exhibit provides thousands of veterans who have not been able to cope with the prospect of facing The Wall to find the strength and courage to do so within their own communities, thus allowing the healing process to begin.
The Wall That Heals exhibition features a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. It is approximately 250 feet in length, and like the original Memorial is erected in a chevron-shape. The replica is constructed of powder-coated aluminum, supported by an aluminum frame, and is made up of 24 individual panels, each containing six columns of names. The panels join together to form a nearly 250 feet wide structure. As on The Wall, the names on The Wall That Heals are listed by day of casualty. Beginning at the center/apex, the names start on the East Wall (right-hand side) working their way out to the end of that wing, picking up again at the far end of the West Wall (left-hand side) and working their way back in to the center/apex, joining the beginning and ending of the conflict at the center.
The exterior sides of the trailer that carries The Wall That Heals open to become a mobile museum. Information cases display photos of service members whose names are found on The Wall, along with letters and memorabilia left at The Wall in D.C. The Museum also includes a map of Vietnam and a chronological overview of the conflict in Vietnam. The exhibits tell the story of the Vietnam War, The Wall and the era surrounding the conflict, and are designed to put American experiences in Vietnam in a historical and cultural context.
The Wall That Heals is also looking for volunteers to stand watch. You can sign up through the link below:
PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 19 Apr 2017
- Primary Staging Time: 0815 A.M.
- We will stage at the Target Store 525 First Colonial Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23451 on the EAST side of the parking lot (that’s towards the ocean) Between the store and First Colonial Road
- Virginia Beach, Virginia – 23451
- Ride Captain:
- Wayne Anderson email@example.com
Rich “Roadrunner II” Fredley
Dan “Fathertime” Raffensperger
RiCE: William Johnson
- Special Instructions:
- Mission Brief at 0830
KSU at 0845
We will be transiting at Highway speeds – ensure all flags are properly rigged. All flags will be inspected prior to departure. Inspection does not constitute approval. Any flag mount deemed unsafe will be requested to be removed. Each rider is responsible for their own mount.
Bikes and Trikes: Autos: Same protocol as bikes
– Large Flags (3X5)
– Small Flags
– No Flags
No persons or groups may join the escort without attending the Mission Brief prior to KSU.
All and any questions concerning this Mission should be directed to the Listed Ride Captain only.
SPECIAL NOTE: Safety is of our utmost priority. Every effort possible is made in planning and executing the PGR MISSION Statement in a manner that minimizes the inherit dangers of riding a motorcycle, including riding in groups of all sizes and any situation. While the PGR and its riders have a remarkable safety record in the execution of our missions, infrequently members have been injured in unforeseen accidents. In an effort to mitigate the risk of preventable accidents, all attendees who wish to ride in a Patriot Guard motorcycle escort or Honor Mission are asked to attend the pre-mission briefing. It will include a safety briefing and any unique ride information known to our Ride Captain(s) that may be specific to the mission. Member safety and well-being is always a principal ongoing concern. Our Ride Captains are asked to stand down from any mission that cannot be accomplished in relative safety or unreasonable risk. This includes both rides and flag lines in inclement weather and other conditions. It remains each individual PGR member’s responsibility to ride within their own comfort zone and be cognizant of their surroundings and skill limitations as well as any physical needs or limitations. If the ride and/or mission conditions present challenges beyond your skill, comfort, or needs, you are expected to exercise good judgment in foregoing any planned participation.
- Flags & Water:
- Flags Will NOT Be Provided, Please Bring Your Own.
- If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
- Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.
Submitted By: Wayne Anderson
Position: Assistant State Captain
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