The Patriot Guard Riders have been asked again to participate in the upcoming Wheeling Middle School’s Veteran’s Day Ceremony/Celebration on Friday, Nov. 7th. I have been in contact with the principal, Mr. McCardle, and he is excited we will be participating again this year.
Tentative plans include : Arriving at the school, where we will be greeted by the students holding flags. We will then move to the gymnasium to establish a flag line so the students, faculty, parents, and guest speakers will be entering through our flag gauntlet. We will then move to the podium to flank the stage for the guest speakers.
Guest speakers will include veterans of past, and present conflicts, and some local LEO’s. The list is being organized daily. Students will also be paying respects to veterans and fallen heroes from all conflicts. They will all be wearing red shirts for “red shirt” Friday, and I would like to see the PGR, if possible, to also wear our red
Staging for this exciting event will be at 0815 at:
2801 Chapline Street
Wheeling, W. Va 26003
Ride briefing will be at 0830, with KSU at 0845 for a short ride to the school
The program/ceremony will begin once we arrive and establish our flag line
Further details will be discussed at the ride briefing
Ron Jones, WV ASC – North, will be the RC for this mission. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Understanding this is a work day, I hope all can take some time out for these students.
As always, monitor the weather and dress accordingly.
This is going to be a memorable mission, for all.
Thanks for all you do.
WV HOTH Director