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    Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home - Ocala, Florida - 25 Mar 2017

    Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home



    Ocala, Florida - 25 Mar 2017



    ABOUT THE MISSION:

    Ocala Veterans Memorial Park is hosting a Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home Celebration and has invited the Patriot Guard Riders to attend. There WILL NOT be a Flag Line. The PGR will participate and enjoy the time with others and will be Honored during the ceremony as well as our Brothers & Sisters who served in Southeast Asia.

    However, the PGR will be asked to hold the Service Flags of the various branches of service as they are announced.

    Staging will be next to the veterans Service Office (East side of building).



    PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 25 Mar 2017

    Primary Staging Time: 0945 hrs.
    Veterans Memorial Park
    2528 E. Silver Springs Blvd.
    Ocala, Florida - 34470
    https://goo.gl/W9m5kA


    Ride Captain:
    Roger Shoemaker
    rj43shoe@embarqmail.com
    352-445-8775


    Special Instructions:
    0945 hrs – Stage
    1000 hrs – Brief
    1100 hrs – Ceremony


    Flags & Water:
    Flags Will NOT Be Provided, Please Bring Your Own.
    Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
    Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.




    Submitted By: David Shelton
    Position: Assistant State 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 join, simply go to Patriot Guard website and click on Register. Membership is Free.

    To subscribe to receive mission notices, log into the National Site and click on the Mission Tab at the top. Select Upcoming Missions by State. Scroll to the state(s) you would like to receive notices for and click on the green check mark. Detailed instructions are also located in the FAQs on the site by clicking on the Quick Links Tab and selecting FAQs.
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    Welcome Home Brothers and Sisters.


    Bruce Lamoureux
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    Vietnam Veterans of America - Life Member


    When an individual joins the military they take an oath that never expires

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    Thank you all for your service, Welcome Home
    ​Riding in honor of:

    F.C. White, Sr. Tech 5, US Army, WWII (Father)
    F.C. White, Jr. SSgt, US Air Force, Viet Nam (Brother)
    D.B. White Petty Officer 2nd Class, US Navy Seabee, Viet Nam Era Vet (Twin)
    "We Build/We Fight", "Seabee's Can Do"
    D. Thompson, Master Chief Petty Officer, US Navy (Ret), Korean War (Uncle)
    A. Thompson, Sergeant, US Marine Corps, Korean War (Uncle)
    G. Thompson, Private, US Army, WWI (Grandpa)



    R.W. White (AKA) "Bob White"
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    Welcome Home!
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    Riding in Memory of:
    JOCS Nicholas P. Young, Sr. USN (Ret)
    Father and Hero (Korea and Vietnam)
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    Standing By to Render Honors...

    God Bless America and The Troops

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    Welcome Home!!!
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    Thank You for Your Service. God Bless.
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    Welcome Home!
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    WELCOME HOME, Thank you for every thing .

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    Thank You for your service Hero's and Welcome Home. Your country and your community appreciate you.
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    I would like to offer my sincere condolences and prayers to the family during this time of sorrow. May peaceful moments and cherished memories bring renewed strength for tomorrow. Do not let your heart be troubled. Your faith will keep you strong. We thank this this fallen hero who honorably served our Nation.

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    Thank You for serving, Welcome home
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    Thank you for your service and for the sacrifices that you have made.
    We fought a revolution. We won the revolution. We wrote the Constitution.
    The constitution doesn’t grant power, it keeps the government off our backs.


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    My wife and I offer our most sincere condolences and prayers for the family and friends, of this fallen Hero. Thank You for your dedicated service to our country. We owe our freedom of life to Hero’s like You Sir, Stand Down, you have completed your tour of duty, May you have Fare Winds and Following Seas at your next duty station in Heaven.

    STG2 Jerry “Zipper “Craft
    US Navy 1978-1991


    Riding for:
    SN Jerry Leonard Craft Sr. U.S, Navy Korea
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    My Condolences go out to family and friends of these Vietnam Veterans Heroes, may they rest in peace and God be with them, Thank you for your service.

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    Thank you all for your Military Service and welcome home.
    ALL GAVE SOME, SOME GAVE ALL.

    They may take my LIFE, but they will NEVER take my FREEDOM!

    "It is accomplished by the few for the many - FREEDOM!" Harley Harrold

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    Riding in memory of the Vietnam War, that it will NOT be repeated.

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    Thank you to all my brothers and sister that served in Vietnam and welcome home. May God Bless you all.
    Lamar SpeedyO Owen
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    Standing for those that stood for us.
    Went to Nam as strangers and came home brothers.
    Riding in memory of my brother James W. Owen USAAC, WWII.

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