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Purple Heart Memorial Unveiling – Weston, WV – 10 Nov 18

The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the Purple Heart Memorial Unveiling on 10 Nov at the Mountaineer Military Museum in Weston, WV to be held at the conclusion of the Weston Veteran’s Day Parade. Our participation will consist of a flag line for the duration of the ceremony. Staging will be at 1030. Location: Mountaineer Military Museum, 345 Center St., Weston, WV (https://tinyurl.com/ybprlpht). Briefing: 1045. Flag line will be in place by 1100 or when notified…

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HOTH – Gold Star Family Recognition Day – Kingwood, WV – 30 Sep 18

ABOUT THE MISSION: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the Gold Star Family Recognition Day being held at Camp Dawson, Kingwood, WV on Sunday, 30 Sep 18.   PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 09-30-18 Staging Time: 09:20   Staging will be at the Hardees on 405 East Main St. Kingwood, West Virginia 26537. Ride Captain: West Virginia Ride Captain Doug Geary is the designated RCIC of this most honorable mission. He can be contacted via email at dougandjanegeary@yahoo.com…

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American Veterans Traveling Tribute – Ripley, WV – 26 Sep 18

The Patriot Guard Riders have been requested to provide escort for the American Veterans Traveling Tribute as it arrives in Parkersburg, WV on Wednesday, 26 Sep 18.  This Traveling Tribute Vietnam Wall is ¾ replica and is 360 feet in length.     We will meet them at the Love’s Travel Stop located at 3875 Charleston Rd, Ripley, WV 25271 (Exit 132 off I-77, Fairplains).    There will be flags at the Mid-Ohio Valley Veterans Museum on Seventh Street in Parkersburg and…

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POW_MIA Recognition Day – Clarksburg, WV – 21 Sep 18

The Patriot Guard Riders have, once again, been invited to stand in silent Honor and Respect in commemoration of our POW’s and our MIA’s from all conflicts on this day of nationwide remembrance at the Louis Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg, WV. Due to the heavy construction t the hospital’s main entrance and the congestion at the South entrance, we will stage at the Sheetz station, 101 Stoneybrook Road, Clarksburg, WV (https://tinyurl.com/ycnbfssm) at 1030. Mission brief will be at…

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HOTH – Honor Flight Welcome Home – Bridgeport, WV – 15 Sep 18

  ABOUT THE MISSION: THIS IS A HAPPY MISSION—-FOR THOSE WITH TIME—– stand a flagline for the returning Vets after their visit to their memorials in Washington, D.C. PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 09-15-18 Staging Time: 18:30 15 SEPT 2018 Primary Staging Time: 6:30 P.M. Exxon @ Jerry Dove Dr. exit 124 on I-79 Bridgeport, West Virginia Ride Captain: Boonie Jarvis RCIC dolittle202@gmail.com Special Instructions: Briefing time 6:30 p.m. KSU 6:45 We will be escorted to the Bridgeport Airport. Bridgeport, West Virginia…

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Bridge Dedication – CAPT Homer L. Smith, USN VN KIA – Middlebourne, WV – 18 Aug 18

ABOUT THE MISSION: The Patriot Guard Riders have been requested to stand a flag line for the Dedication of the bridge number 48-18-10.11 (48A104), locally known as Centerville Bridge, carrying WV 18 over Middle Island Creek in Tyler County, the “U.S. Navy CAPT Homer Leroy Smith Memorial Bridge”.  Captain Smith was on his 183rd mission and was ready to return to his home base in California when he was shot down at Bac Giang, Vietnam on May 20, 1967. His…

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Wounded Warrior Escort – Beckley, WV – 14 Jul 18

ABOUT THE MISSION: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to escort a group of wounded warriors and their spouses from Tamarack to Leisure Lanes for an afternoon of bowling. This is the eighth year that the Gathering of Mountain Eagles has welcomed our participation during their week in West Virginia. After their arrival, we will join the wounded warriors for lunch, at our expense, prior to the escort to Leisure Lanes. Please remember to bring your GOME coin if…

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Military Appreciation Day – Rowlesburg, WV – 30 Jun 18

ABOUT THE MISSION: The Patriot Guard Riders have been requested to stand a flag line on June 30, 2018 for a Wreath Laying Ceremony in Rowlesburg, WV. The ceremony is for Military Commemoration Day. PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 06-30-18 Staging Time: 12:30 VN Memorial Wall Park Entrance first pavilion (fireman’s pavilion) Rowlesburg, West Virginia 26425 Ride Captain: Shawna Sines RCIC shawnasines05@hotmail.com Special Instructions: Staging park entrance at 12:30 Briefing 12:45 Flag line in place prior to the start of ceremony at…

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