Spc 4 Jerry Dale Ray, Veteran
Graham, North Carolina - 22 Apr 2017
ABOUT THE MISSION:
The Patriot Guard has been requested by the family of Spec 4 Jerry Dale Ray to be present for his visitation and funeral services on April 22, 2017.
Mr. Ray was a veteran of the U.S. Army, 82nd Airborne and retired with 33 years of service as a mail courier with Burlington Industries, later he was a tram driver with Elon University and most recently, he was a security officer with Securitas. Jerry was an avid HAM radio operator, a former member of Haw River Volunteer Fire Dept. and was an artist with many paintings in his collection. He was a member and a Deacon at First Baptist Church of Haw River.
PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 22 Apr 2017
- Primary Staging Time: 9:30 A.M.
- Rich and Thompson Funeral Services
207 E Elm Street
- Graham, North Carolina - 27253
- Ride Captain:
- Gary Smith
- Special Instructions:
- Staging : 09:30
Briefing : 09:45
Flag line : 10:00
Interment at Oakwood Cemetery in Mebane, NC
This mission will include a flag line at the visitation/service, an ESCORT** to the cemetery & re-establishment of the flag line at the graveside service.
**If you plan on being a part of the escort, you MUST attend the mission brief.
Visitation will be at 10:00 hrs. with the service starting at 12:00 hrs. We will rotate duty on the flag line and stand down at the beginning of the service to prepare for the escort to the interment.
***SPECIAL NOTE: Safety is of our utmost priority. Every effort possible is made in planning and executing the NCPGR 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 NCPGR and it's 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 ride are asked to attend the pre-mission briefing. It will include a safety briefing, and any unique ride information known to our RCIC that may be specific to the mission. Member safety and well-being is always a principal ongoing concern, our RCIC's 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 conditions. It
remains each individual NCPGR 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 Be Provided
- If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
- Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.
Submitted By: Lori Featherston
Position: Ride Captain
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