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Memorials

YN1 Newton Blihar, USN (Ret), VN Veteran – Grant Town/Morgantown, WV – 02 Nov 19

ABOUT THE MISSION: The Patriot Guard Riders have invited to stand in silent Honor and Respect for YN1 Newton Frederick Blihar, U.S. Navy (Retired), Vietnam Veteran for his final services on Saturday, 02 Nov 19. Petty Officer Blihar served our great Country honorably for 21 years. Among the many awards he received are the National Defense Service Medal, 4th Good Conduct Medal, Vietnam Service Medal (7 stars), Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon, Navy Expeditionary Medal (Cuba), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (Korea)…

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HOTH – Patriot Day Observance – Athens, WV – 11 Sep 19

ABOUT THE MISSION: On Wednesday, September 11, 2019 Concord University in Athens, West Virginia will welcome the State of West Virginia’s Director of Homeland Security, Mr. Mike Todorovich, as the guest speaker for our Patriot Day observance. The event begins at 9:00 a.m. and will include the Pikeview High School Color Guard, The Concords Choir, our guest speaker, and more. Patriot Guard Riders will have reserved parking for a group of motorcycles, and general parking will also be available. We…

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Memorial – Military Commemoration Day – Rowlesburg, WV – 29 Jun 19

ABOUT THE MISSION: The Patriot Guard Riders have been requested to stand a flag line on June 29, 2019 for a Wreath Laying Ceremony in Rowlesburg, WV. The ceremony is for Military Commemoration Day. PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 06-29-19 Staging Time: 12:30 PM VN Memorial Wall Park Entrance first pavilion (firemans pavilion) Rowlesburg,, West Virginia 26425  (https://tinyurl.com/yy9nzhg5) Ride Captain: Shawna Sines  (shawnasines05@hotmail.com) Special Instructions: Staging park entrance at 12:30 PM Briefing 12:45 PM Flag line in place prior to the start…

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Memorial – Bridge Dedication – MM2 Joseph Ashley, USN – Spencer, WV – 23 Jun 19

ABOUT THE MISSION: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to stand in silent Honor and Respect for MM2 Joseph Ashley, U.S. Navy, as a bridge is dedicated in his Honor. MM2 Ashley went to be with the Lord on 9 Jan 2005 as the result of the USS San Francisco, SSN 771, ran aground while enroute to Australia. This dedication is scheduled for Sunday, June 23, 2019 at 4:00 pm. PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 06-23-19 Staging Time: 3:30 PM Staging…

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Memorial Bridge Dedications – Benwood/Moundsville, WV – 25 May 19

ABOUT THE MISSION: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to stand a flag line honoring Ryan Hammond, Julian Berisford and Cory Hewitt on Saturday May 25 ,2019. dedicating three separate bridges. PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 05-25-19 Staging Time: 09:30  AM Boggs Run overpass, St. Rt. 2, Benwood, West Virginia Ride Captain: Ed Gill (egillsdare@yahoo.com) Special Instructions: Starting at the Boggs run overpass. Benwood, WV at approx 10:00 AM. This bridge is being dedicated in honor of Cory .Hewitt. Then proceed…

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50th Anniversary Vietnam War Commemoration Ceremony – Pruntytown, WV – 20 Mar 19

ABOUT THE MISSION:. The 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War Commemoration recognizes and thanks Vietnam Veterans for their service and sacrifices .PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 03-29-19 Staging Time: 1:15 PM West Virginia National Cemetery 42 Veterans Lane Pruntytown, West Virginia 26354 https://tinyurl.com/y4w5poh6 Ride Captain :RCIC: Boonie Jarvis ( dolittle202@gmail.com) Special Instructions: Flag Line only. Additional information provided at staging. Bikes not needed All Vietnam Veterans will receive a commemorative pin from the Veterans Administration Flags & Water: Flags will not be…

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Dedication – LCpl George Henry, USMC VN KIA – Weston, WV – 30 Jun 18

ABOUT THE MISSION: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to stand in silent honor and respect for LCPL George W. Henry Jr., USMC Vietnam KIA for the dedication of the bridge that is known locally as Glady Fork W-Beam bridge (EB & WB). The bridge carries US 33 over Stonecoal Creek in Lewis County. The dedication is on Saturday, 30 June 2018. LCPL Henry served Honorably in B CO, 1ST BN, 5TH Marines, 1ST Mardiv, III MAF where on…

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Korean War Memorial Escort – Lancaster, OH to Letart, WV – 24 May 18

MEMORIAL MISSION Staging Location: BP Gas Station 603 N Memorial Drive  Lancaster, Ohio 43130 Thursday:  24 May 2018@1530hrs-(3:30 pm) Staging Thursday:  24 May 2018@1430hrs-(2:30 pm) Kickstands-up 1530hrs-(3:30 pm)   Map to Staging Location:   https://goo.gl/maps/PZ9SRQRpaey Route Map:  https://goo.gl/maps/iRpeZLmQykH2   Ohio Dist. # 5 Ride Captain Jim Alloway ijima1956@twc.com  is assigned this leg of the mission   1st Stop and Transfer to WVPG Location: Ohio 33 Southeast Rest Area Pomeroy, Ohio 45769 Thursday Arrival:  24 May 2018@ 1630hrs-(4:30 pm) Time is an…

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