Emmanuel Baptist Church with the static flag line in place.
Another view of Emmanuel Baptist Church as seen from across Loop 11
Another view of Emmanuel Baptist Church as seen across Loop 11 with the static flags lines.
Here I am talking to Doug when he arrived at the church and was moving his bike to a better parking location.
Bud walks over to talk with Doug & I at the Emmanuel Baptist Church Parking lot.
Doug parks his bike and prepares to dismount.. Doug is a long time friend and fellow Blue Knight and former co-worker.
The table set up in front of the alter..
Pastor Pursley in the Sanctuary with the overhead projection screen displaying Jerry's information..
The table set up in front of the alter..
The PGR plaque which would be presented to Mrs. Amy Riley, Jerry's wife..
another view of the PGR plaque.
Bill in his office. I can tell you this: Bill is a true man of God and one that seeks God always. A LOT of prayers go up for others from that office..I wish I could be a 1/4 of a Christian that Bill is.. Bill is one that I truly admire..
This is Larry C. and Joe at the Emmanuel Baptist Church..
Me and Tex at Emmanuel Baptist Church..
This is Tommy and Bud. Tommy is an active C.M.A. (Christian Motorcyclists Association) member and Bud is an active member of the Blue Knights TX XX LEMC. see this links for more: http://www.cmausa.org/ and http://www.blueknightstxxx.com/
Smokey arrives and walks over. In addition to being a PGR member, Smokey is also very active in B.A.C.A. (Bikers Against Child Abuse) http://www.bacaworld.org/
PGR Members: Smokey, Ted, Ted F, (Ride Captain), Tex (Ride Captain), Joe (Ride Captain), Larry C., Tommy & Bud.
WFPD Sgt. Danny Wiggins come over to say hi. Danny is a good friend and former coworker.
WFPD Officer Tony Ramirez comes over to say hi. Tony is a long time friend and former coworker.
Ted looks on as Smokey looks back at the bikes.
Jody is the founder of Project Jody: a Cadence For Life. For more, see this link: www.jiving.clintonfoundation.ord/node/702
Doug arrives on his Harley.
PGR members parked in front of the flags.
This is the back of Larry C.'s tail gate on his p/u truck
Tex giving out some final instructions before we form the flag line. Left to right: Smokey, Ted, Tex, Bud and Joe.
Ted F, Smokey, Ted and Doug get ready for the briefing by Tex
Joe & Ted wait on the family to arrive, so they can present a plaque from the PGR to Amy, Jerry's wife.
The PGR flag Line on the walkway to the Church entry. Debi. who rides with us quite often and a former coworker with Jerry, stops to say hi to one of the PGR members.
The WFPD Honor Guard inside Emmanuel Baptist Church. Photo courtesy of Jody Pacheco
The WFPD Honor Guard giving the 21 Gun Salute. Photo courtesy of Jody Pacheco
After the service, we gather in the parking lot. From Left to right: Vernon, Dale, Nigel, Kelly, Charles, Larry Mark and Mayor Glenn Barham.
Capt. Manuel Borrego, a very good friend and former co-worker. Manuel just returned from a tour in Afghanistan (he is a CMD SGT SGT MAJOR in the USAR) and a recipient of the BRONZE STAR. I am very proud to have him as my friend
Left to right: David, Wichita Falls Mayor Glenn Barham, Ken, Nigel, Fred, Charles, WFPD Deputy Chief Gearald Todd and Doug. All are long time friends and fellow coworkers
Pastor Bill Pursley, the friend of God, the Man, the Legend, my friend and former coworker for 33 years now. He's a good man!!
Kelly...The Man...The Legend..A friend to all and an all around nice guy!!
Larry in the parking lot after the service. Larry & I have been friends for about 30 years now.
me in the parking lot of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Wichita Falls Texas. If you don't have a home church, you should visit Emmanuel Baptist Church and check it out. The congregation is friendly, the praise and worship is good, and Pastor Bill Pursley is a great preacher. He preaches directly out of the Bible and makes it easy for you to understand the Word of God. Plus, he is a good man to get to know and become friends with. I have know Bill for quite a while and I am proud to call him my friend..
Me and a long time friend and former co-worker, Janet..She's a sweet heart and can be hilarious when she wants.. I really like her and her husband, Cary.
This is Gail & Kelly. Both are long time friends and former co-workers.
Janet as she gets ready to leave.. It was good seeing her again.
This is Amy, Jerry's wife, who is a long time friend of ours.
The back of Larry's vest. He rides with the Crimson Cross Riders now.
Larry just before we left. This will conclude this post. It was an honor for us to be here today and to be part of this service and memorial for our friend, co-worker and his family.
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for more on the PGR (PATRIOT GUARD RIDERS) or if you'd like to join us and become a member of the PATRIOT GUARD RIDERS (it's free) see this kink: http://www.patriotguard.org/ .
Please continue to pray for ALL of our troops both in and out of harms way and especially for Che Whitaker who is in the Afghanistan Theatre of Operations.
Until next post, ya'll be careful out there, keep your head on a swivel, keep the rubber on the road and most importantly .............................. RIDE SAFE!! ............................JOHN