Lance Corporal Dakota Huse was killed in a roadside bombing in Afghanistan last week. The 19 year old Marine who called Greenwood his home, was honored by a flag line of Patriot Guard Riders (PGR) when his flag draped casket arrived at the airport yesterday. Friends and family paid their respects tonight at visitation held at Centuries Memorial Funeral Home.
The Patriot Guard plans to continue their tribute to this young, fallen hero at funeral services tomorrow. The funeral will be held at 10am at Summer Grove Baptist Church. For information on ride formation and plans, contact email@example.com or phone (318) 503-2872.
According to Bill Barnes, Shreveport/Bossier PGR, the family has made some changes.
The Memorial Service is now set for 10:00 A.M. Saturday, November 20th.
Escort to move at 8:30 A.M.
So, to prevent confusion, we will stage in the parking lot of Amazing Space, 1 block north of 3132 & Jewell Ave intersection, at 8:00 A.M.
Escort/Memorial Staging Site Link: http://mapq.st/h/8-oEE2E45A
The PGR mission statement is as follows: “
The Patriot Guard Riders is a diverse amalgamation of riders from across the nation. We have one thing in common besides motorcycles. We have an unwavering respect for those who risk their very lives for America’s freedom and security. If you share this respect, please join us.
We don’t care what you ride or if you ride, what your political views are, or whether you’re a hawk or a dove. It is not a requirement that you be a veteran. It doesn’t matter where you’re from or what your income is; you don’t even have to ride. The only prerequisite is Respect.
Our main mission is to attend the funeral services of fallen American heroes as invited guests of the family. Each mission we undertake has two basic objectives:
- Show our sincere respect for our fallen heroes, their families, and their communities.
- Shield the mourning family and their friends from interruptions created by any protestor or group of protestors.
We accomplish the latter through strictly legal and non-violent means.
To those of you who are currently serving and fighting for the freedoms of others, at home and abroad, please know that we are backing you. We honor and support you with every mission we carry out, and we are praying for a safe return home for all.”
Contact Mary at firstname.lastname@example.org