Wreaths Across America
El Paso, Texas – 12-14-19
ABOUT THE MISSION:
The Wreaths Across America story began over 24 years ago when Worcester Wreath Company began a tradition of placing wreaths on the headstones of our Nation’s fallen heroes at Arlington National Cemetery during the holidays. Over that period, Worcester Wreath has donated tens of thousands of wreaths which were placed by volunteers in wreath-laying ceremonies each December. As word spread, the mission to Remember; Honor; and Teach about the sacrifices made by our veterans has captured the hearts and minds of many people in various communities across the Country. Again, this season the Patriot Guard Riders will participate with a motorcycle escort of the truck delivering wreaths for the “Wreaths Across America” ceremony at the Fort Bliss National Cemetery on the morning of Saturday, Dec 14, 2019
PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 12-14-19
Staging Time: 6:30am
7120 Airport Rd, (corner of Founders and Airport Road)
El Paso, Texas 79906
(915) 667-9992 Cell
Mission Scheduling:Paul Lewey
(915) 433-7000 Cell email@example.com
Phase one: We will need volunteers to act as road guards in four areas. We will start forming the escort at 7:00 am, with KSU at around 7:20 am. We will escort the truck to arrive at the National Cemetery at close to 7:30 am as possible. Motorcycles with large USA Flags will lead the escort. As before, we will ride up the middle road at the National Cemetery, make a U-turn and park facing north. Park on either side of the road so there will be room for those that need to leave early.
Phase two: Assist with the unloading of the truck.
Phase three: Gather: 9:15 am Briefing: 9:30 am. At approx. 9:45 am, Patriot Guard will form a Flag Line on either side of the Rostrum. Those individuals wanting to join us are more than welcome. The official ceremony for Wreaths Across America starts at 10:00 am. After this ceremony is over, those that can, please stay and continue to help placing the Wreaths. There will be a banner that those who come to the escort will be more than welcome to sign. This banner will stay in El Paso and will be on display at the Old Glory Memorial.
Briefings may occur spontaneously requiring personnel to move to other activities or locations.
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water will be provided.
Submitted By: Vaughn Nelson
Position: Texas Ride Captain
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