Dear Patriot Guard Riders of Tallahassee, FL,
It is with respect and gratitude I write you today on behalf of all my family, the family of my daddy – Robert Don Holt.
We had not previously been privileged to attend a funeral at the Tallahassee National Cemetery. What a glorious surprise on Monday 11/18/2019 to arrive to the unexpected flag processional and flanked Committal Shelter by the men and women of the Patriot Guard Riders! My what your color guard added to our last moments all together in memory of “Poppa Holt”, in reverence to God and in honor of this great country – the United States of America ??. THANK YOU.
As Don grew older his body grew frail but his “patriotic bone” only grew stronger. His sentiments for this Nation under God are precious. It’s one of the many gifts I realize God afforded me in the midst of the turmoil of Daddy’s passing that his date of death landed on Veterans Day! I would love for him to have gotten to observe his own funeral. Everything about it would have made him even prouder of our military, government and country!
Thank you for everything. The plaque is a beautiful expression and it makes for a handsome display coupled with the American flag ?? presented to Momma.
May the good Lord reward you for the kindness you have shown our family and so many other U.S. Veterans.
Emily (Holt) Brown