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Wreaths Across America
Wreaths Across America
Memphis, Tennessee – 12-13-19


Wreaths Across America has over 6000 wreaths coming to West Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery.  The Patriot Guard will be escorting the 2 semi loads from the Saia depot in Memphis to the cemetery.  Please let everyone know you do not need to be a member of PGR to participate.

Staging: 8:30 AM

Saia Ltd Terminal
3400 Millbranch Rd
Memphis, Tennessee 38116

Ride Captain:

Ken Reed

Special Instructions:

PGR will stage at the terminal.  There WILL be a safety briefing at 8:45 AM, which must be attended to participate.
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.

Submitted By: Ken Reed
Position: Tennessee Ride Captain

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December 13, 2019
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Saturday December 13, 2008 Iowa Veterans Home & Cemetery Marshalltown, Iowa.

We will do it just basically the same as we did last year. It will be done indoors, because of the age of the residents and the weather for them to be outdoors. We will have a flag line ahead of time for them to come through. The ceremony will be basically like it was last year. Mike Luken will be the MC again this year and we hope to have a resident from each branch of service to place the wreaths. I would have thought that everyone learned last year, but I guess not. Because it has been asked for and for some reason that I don’t understand. Yours truly will be one of the speakers again this year.

I also have a very heavy heart as I write this. Those of you that were there last year remember the treat we had at the end of the ceremony. As Taps was being played the Resident/Veteran named Dale, which had placed the Coast Guard wreath. Was singing Taps. It is with a very heavy heart that I regret that I have to inform you all, that Dale passed away this last year.

So with that in mind here is what has been proposed. At the bottom of this posting will be the words to Taps. Please learn them, they will also be on the back of the programs that will be handed out to every one. We the PGR will lead everyone in singing Taps at the end of the ceremony, in Honor and Memory of Dale.

Rally Time: Please be there by 10 AM. We should have our flag line up by 10:10 AM.

Rally Point: Iowa Veterans Home & Cemetery 1301 Summit St. Marshalltown, Iowa


State Captain
Iowa PGR

Day is done, gone the sun,
From the hills, from the lake,
From the sky.
All is well, safely rest,
God is nigh.

Go to sleep, peaceful sleep,
May the soldier or sailor,
God keep.
On the land or the deep,
Safe in sleep.

Love, good night, Must thou go,
When the day, And the night
Need thee so?
All is well. Speedeth all
To their rest.

Fades the light; And afar
Goeth day, And the stars
Shineth bright,
Fare thee well; Day has gone,
Night is on.

Thanks and praise, For our days,
‘Neath the sun, Neath the stars,
‘Neath the sky,
As we go, This we know,
God is nigh.


December 13, 2008
9:00 am - 11:00 am

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