The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the Wreaths Across America (WAA) ceremony at the Donel C. Kinnard State Veteran’s Cemetery located in Institute, WV. This will be the first WAA ceremony at this new cemetery. Our participation will include standing up a flag line during ceremony, and helping to place wreaths at the graves of veterans after the ceremony. Upon completion of the mission, all are invited to gather together at one of the local restaurants for some food and pre-Christmas fellowship.

  Your means of arrival is up to you (bike or cage), but remember, this will be an outdoor mission regardless of the weather. Please ride/drive safely, dress for the weather, and remember to bring your 3×5 flags. We will stage at the Go-Mart just off the Institute exit of I-64 (exit 50), and ride up to the cemetery as a group. If you are running late, just come directly to the cemetery, which is located adjacent to the WV State Police Academy on Academy Drive. The ceremony will take place all the way in the back of the cemetery at the Committal Shelter. 

Staging date/time: 15 Dec 12, 11:00-11:15 with KSU @ 1120

Staging location: Go-Mart, 6032 Fairlawn Ave, Dunbar, WV
Mission time: 12:00 noon

RCIC: The Ride Captain for this mission is Ken Helmbright (

Susan Wiseman
West Virginia HOTH Director – South