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Patriot Guard Mission
Ian C. Anderson of Prairie Village, KS
24, 25 & 26, 2007
Mission Report from "Doc" ~
This was a 3
stage mission. The first phase began on Wednesday night with
28 motorcycles and riders along with a number of dedicated
members in cages. The remains were escorted from KCI Airport
to Amos Funeral Home in Lenexa.
at the funeral home, the family and escort were welcomed by
about 40 riders with large flags. The temperatures were in
the lower 30’s and the roads were wet, icy or sandy in various
places. Many riders rode 80 to 150 miles round trip.
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included a Visitation Watch at the funeral home. Our riders
stood watch and formed an avenue of flags as family and
mourners filed in and out of the funeral home. There were 75
to 80 Patriot Guard members rotating duty for this watch.
was a standard Funeral Mission and Escort to the cemetery in
Lenexa. Riders arrived early for staging and travel to the
church. The church and parking lot was lined with 100 flags
and riders standing guard. The widow was presented with the
PGR engraved plaque and KPG Framed Certificate of
Appreciation. The widow was also presented with a service
flag signed by each rider along with a Gold Star Pin. Darice
of Soldiers Angels presented the widow with Soldier Angels
Medals mounted on miniature flags.
conclusion of the funeral, the body and family were escorted
to the cemetery. The gravesite was surrounded with Patriot
Guard holding the 100 flags. Tom “Wingman” Allen played
“Taps” with a second trumpeter playing “echo”. Job well done.
“Thank You” to each and every rider who attended this
mission. Every member played an important part. It could not
have been accomplished without each of you. The family as
well as the military representatives were impressed and
grateful to each of you. To know that total strangers cared
enough to be of service, meant so much to the family.
thanks to Darice of Soldiers Angels for providing coffee and
doughnuts at the staging area.
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