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GENE VANCE JR. DAY

TRIBUTE TO HEROS 2016

5TH ANNUAL MEMORIAL OBSERVANCE

The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to stand in silent Honor and Respect for GENE VANCE JR., during the 5th Annual Tribute to Heroes 2016, on 05/22/2016, in Morgantown, WV 26508. We will also be honoring our Defenders, Veterans and First Responders.

The Public Observance will be held at Hazel Ruby McQuain Amphitheater, 799 East Brockway Ave (https://tinyurl.com/jcyg928) or Located below the Westover Bridge) Morgantown, WV 26501. The event will be held at 1:30 p.m., on Sunday 05/22/16.

Staging:

Will be at the Hazel Amphitheater Parking Lot. Due to the limited and non-reservable parking, we will meet in the parking area at 1:00 p.m. and NLT 1:15 p.m. conduct a short briefing.

There is also metered parking on the public streets and at two public parking areas.  It is hoped that we can occupy enough spots at the amphitheater by staging there to avoid use of the other facilities. Please check before parking at alternate location.

Directions: ***Exit One on I68 and continue on US 119 toward Morgantown You will see the Westover Bridge and Amphitheater on left side.

***Exit 152 on I79 and continue towards Westover on US 19 toward Morgantown. You will cross over the Westover Bridge and Amphitheater is below on right.

Flag Line will be in place by 1330 and will be maintained until the conclusion of the event. Expect special guests, newspaper and television coverage.

Please bring your 3×5 flags if you have them.

Bikes and cages are both welcome.

SSG GENE VANCE JR., WAS THE FIRST WEST VIRGINIA NATIONAL GUARDSMAN TO BE KILLED IN ACTION SINCE WORLD WAR II. GENE PAID THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE IN AFGHANISTAN ON 05/19/2002. GENE WAS PART OF OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM.

WV DRC Doug Geary is the RCIC for this Mission of Honor.

Doug Geary

District 4 Ride Captain

304-291-0088 (h) or 304-816-9174 ©

dougandjanegeary@yahoo.com

 

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