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    Celebrating 69th Armed Forces Day Parade - Bremerton, Washington - 20 May 2017

    Celebrating 69th Armed Forces Day Parade



    Bremerton, Washington - 20 May 2017



    ABOUT THE MISSION:

    Ladies and Gentlemen of the Patriot Guard Riders,

    Once again we have been invited by the Fleet Reserve Association Branch #29 Bremerton to help in supporting Puget Sound Honor Flights in the largest Armed Forces Day parade in the U.S.

    The Kitsap Credit Union Armed Forces Day Parade held in Bremerton is the largest and longest running Armed Forces Day Parade in the nation. This year is the 69th year of the event, held on the third Saturday in May in downtown Bremerton. This event includes the Puget Sound Energy Heroes’ Barbeque that provides a free hot dog, chips and soda to all active-duty, reserve, retired and veteran service personnel.

    The parade’s annual attendance is 25,000 to 40,000 people from all over Western Washington. Entries come from as far away as Oregon and Spokane to participate in this event.

    The parade includes all branches of the military, police and firefighters, youth organizations, dignitaries, commercial businesses, car clubs and more.



    PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 20 May 2017

    Primary Staging Time: 0810 A.M.
    FRA Branch #29,
    521 S. National Ave.
    Bremerton, Washington - 98312


    Ride Captain:
    Primary - Doug "Doppler" Shepard, 206-679-0059, Dougsh@Outlook.com


    Special Instructions:
    0800 hrs - RC's arrive.
    0810 hrs - Riders arrive, sign in, fill and drain.
    0820 hrs - Safety briefing.
    0830 hrs - KSU for parade staging location.
    0900 hrs - Arrive at staging location as a unit.
    1000 hrs - Parade begins.

    *PLEASE NOTE* This will be extremely slow stop and go riding for a number of blocks. Please take this into consideration. We are required to be staged for the parade no later than 0900 hours. Once we are staged, there will be approximately an hour of time to walk around staging and see all of the various military vehicles, parade entries and participants. Please bring your cameras and encourage friends and family to attend the parade as spectators.


    Flags & Water:
    Flags Will NOT Be Provided, Please Bring Your Own.
    If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
    Water will be provided.




    Submitted By: Doug Shepard
    Position: Ride Captain



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    Ride safe. I will be with you in spirit. Thank you for giving this mission your all.
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    Ride Safe ...... I will be there in spirit.

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