We met before sun up at the Shell Station at US287/Windthorst Rd. Here is one of our North Texas PGR Ride Captains, Tex.
Lance arrives on his new Trike.
Lance is all smiles as he enjoys his morning cup of coffee.
Ted arrives just as it starts to get light out...
Ted is another of our North Texas PGR Ride Captains
Today we have attending: Smokey, Jody, Ted, Lance, Doug, Tex and Kirby (in the white shirt).
Kirby is Jody's husband. He won't be going with us today because he's got to work. But he did come and see us off.
Here is Jody talking to Smokey and Ted is talking to Lance. Both Ted and Lance are Vietnam Vets and both are Bronze Star recipients.
Me and Smokey. Smokey is also a member of B.A.C.A. (Bikers Against Child Abuse)
Ted and Lance talking before KSU.
Here are left to right: Kirby, Smokey, Ted, Jody and Lance. Tex had already started down to Henrietta Texas with the flags.
Left to right: me, Smokey, Ted, Jody and Lance
And as the sun breaks over the horizon, we head out Southbound on US 287
Lance on his Harley Trike and Jody in the pick up truck behind him as we head South on US287.
Ted and Smokey are in front of us as we head into the rising sun
Lance & Jody in the mirror shot
We get down to Henrietta Texas and turn off on New York Rd, which is dirt & gravel.
Lance and Jody follows us down the dirt & gravel road for about 2 miles.
We made it to the Cemetery which was marked by the Texas and U.S. Flag. We pulled in and parked in the field
This is the family cemetery. The Navy Honor Guard was there helping set up the flags.
This is U.S. Navy APR Jennifer Rosen. She would be doing TAPS today.
The U,S. Navy Honor Guard from left to right: APR Jennifer Rosen, CECR Zack Haynes, UT2 (SCW) Daniel Cove and PO2 Jennifer Neal
APR Jennifer Rosen, CECR Zack Haynes and UT2 (SCW) Daniel Cove
Ted, Jody and Tex talk before services start
Doug & Smokey talk with Rev. Dr. Robert FinCannon, Chaplain of VFW Post 8878, and who was officiating today's service.
Ted carrying a couple flags to be set in the static flag line.
Another of Ted and the flags
Jody and her flag.
Ted and his Flag..
These little fellas were EVERYWHERE!!
Lance and Ted talking in amongst the flags..
Tex and his flag..
Looking back toward the entrance to the field
APR Jennifer Rosen in position and waiting.
Tex, Smokey and Ted in the flag line
I walk back to Tex's truck to get a flag. As I do I pass Jody's truck
Here is Jody in the Flag line
Here is Tex in the flag line.
Here is Smokey in the flag line
Here is Ted in the Flag line
Here is APR Jennifer Rosen, standing ready with her trumpet
Here is Lance taking a short break
Smokey is next to Tex
Ted is next to Smokey and Lance is next to Ted
APR Jennifer Rosen, Lance and Ted
The service was brief and after we had gathered up the flags and walked back to the bikes, we see these two hitch hiker bugs on Lance's trike.
We looked but didn't see any freeloaders on the other bikes.
Lance gets a call just before we left the cemetery
We head North on US287 and plan on stopping in Henrietta at the DQ and getting an ice cream cone. That's Ted up front and Lance in the middle.
I pull up along side Lance and get his picture rolling down US287
We get to the DQ and park the bikes.
Ted and Lance inside the DQ in Henrietta Texas
Ted and Lance get ready to head back to Wichita Falls Texas. This will conclude this post. If you are curious about the PGR or want to join the PGR (it's FREE) see thids link: www.patriotguard.org
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Until next post, ya'll be carefull out there, keep your head on a swivel, keep the rubber on the road and most importantly of all......................RIDE SAFE ............................JOHN