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Floyd Arvin Hollingshead

Karen Olsen donated to the PGR in memory of Floyd Arvin Hollingshead

The Patriot Guard Riders from San Diego came on short notice to Ft. Rosecrans this past Friday, June 15, to help our family with a situation we had…

Our father had served in the Navy during the Korean War, and he had lived in Oceanside for many years until he was no longer able to live on his own. He moved into Assisted Living in No. California three years ago to be near grandchildren, and when he died, we held his memorial service in Elk Grove, CA. The Navy provided military honors for him (bugler and flag folding ceremony), but when we planned his interment of ashes at Ft. Rosecrans where our mother’s ashes are already interred, we did not realize we could not have the military honors for our friends and family who lived down here and could not travel to northern California.

The PGR of San Diego came to our rescue, and performed the most wonderful flag folding ceremony for us. I loved the narration and explanation of each step, all the significance, and the heartfelt tribute and dedication of each of the 20 or so riders who contributed to the ceremony was absolutely amazing. There was not a dry eye in our group, thanks to the love and kindness that these people exhibited. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for coming to our aid, and then absolutely blowing us away with the meaningful service you gave to honor my father. We made a donation today in gratitude.

With love and respect,
Karen Olsen
David Hollingshead
Paul Hollingshead
and everyone who was in attendance June 15

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