As the title says, I will be keeping this short and sweet, as I am getting up early in the morning to go on a Patriot Guard mission. We will be riding to stand in a flag line and be there for the family. As you will read in the Wiki link I added, the Patriot Guard was originally formed to ward off protestors at Military funerals. The Westboro Baptist Church members would protest the funerals with outrageous statements that men and women are dying in Iraq and Afghanistan because we tolerate homosexuality. And that is just the tip of the iceberg.
It is very sad that we have to have these funerals, but I am glad that I can pay my respects to this young man that gave his life fighting for our freedom.
So, in the morning I will hop on the bike and head up to Queensbury, and along with probably 100 or more motorcycles, we will escort this soldier to his final resting place at the Saratoga National Cemetery. When we get there, the bikers will hop off their bikes and line the road into the cemetery as the funeral procession rolls in. If you can make it to pay your respects, please do. Let’s show this family how much we appreciate what this soldier did for our country. Hope to see you there.
*Image courtesy of http://www.amlgnp104tn.org/files/PatriotGuard_Riders.jpg