The family of Robert Ramsey has requested the Patriot Guard Riders assist with the escort, and funeral services of their loved one. Mr. Ramsey served honorably as a member of the US Army, and spent 18 months in Korea during the war. We will be honored to fulfill their request.

This mission will consist of an escort from Barboursville, WV to the Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veteran’s Cemetery in Institute, WV, on Friday April 14, 2017, and a flag line for the interment ceremony at the cemetery. The bulk of the escort will take place on an interstate highway; anyone flying flags must ensure they can be safely flown at highway speeds for approx 32 miles. If you plan to participate in the escort, please be at the funeral home no later than 11:30 AM departure will be at 12:00 noon.

Those who can’t participate in the escort, but would like to participate at the cemetery, can meet us at the cemetery; please be there no later than 12:30 PM.


Primary Staging Time: 1130 A.M.
Henson & Kitchen Mortuary
6357 East Pea Ridge Road
Barboursville, West Virginia –

Ride Captain:

  • Buddy Palla
  • Special Instructions:
  • Flags & Water:
  • Flags Will NOT Be Provided, Please Bring Your Own.
  • If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
  • Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

Submitted By: Buddy Palla
Position: Assistant State Captain