The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to stand in silent Honor and Respect for 2LT Thomas S. Barnes, U.S. Army Korean War Veteran, for his final services on Wednesday, 13 May 15, in Follansbee, WV.  LT Barnes went to serve in the Lord’s Army on 10 May.

Services will be held at the Chambers Funeral Home, 1245 Main St., Follansbee, WV ( beginning at 1200.

West Virginia District 6 RC Cheryl Skinner ( is the designated RCIC of this most honorable mission.

Staging will be at the funeral home at 0930.

Briefing will be at 0945.

Flag line will be in place prior to 1000, awaiting the arrival of the family, and will be maintained until the start of services.

At the conclusion of services, escort will be provided to the St. John Cemetery in Colliers, WV, approximately 5 miles from the funeral home.

Weather for Wednesday is calling for pc skies, temperatures in the mid-60’s and a 0% chance of rain.  Please dress and travel accordingly, ensuring you stay properly hydrated at all times.

As a Veteran of what has been called “The Forgotten War”, let’s make an effort to attend this mission to ensure that LT Barnes and his family know his service shall never be forgotten by a grateful nation.