Patriot Guard Riders to participate in the Third Annual Fallen Soldier March

The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited by Gold Star Mom Teri Johnson to stand a flag line at the Great Lakes National Cemetery to show honor and respect to our active duty service members marching and our fallen Heroes laid to rest at the cemetery.

This will be the Third Annual Fallen Soldier March taking place on May 3, 2014 at 9 a.m. sharp.

Patroit Guard Rider PatchThe march will step off from the VFW post 4642 in Linden, Michigan and proceed 13 miles to the Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly. A ceremony will take place at the cemetery with a prayer by the Chaplin, unfurling of the flag, a twenty-one gun salute and the playing of taps.

Participants are asked to arrive early to attend a safety briefing that will take place at 8:30 a.m. There will be a bus that will follow those participating in the march for those who may need to take a break at any point. There will also be transportation from the Great Lakes National Cemetery back to the Linden VFW post.  All active, reserve, retired service members and civilian supporters are invited to participate in this event. Uniform for active and reserve service members is ACU’s with patrol cap for Army or the appropriate field uniform for other services.

Civilians should wear appropriate casual attire. It is recommended that everyone bring some source of water with them for the march. For the Soldiers a 30 lb. rucksack is optional. Arrive motivated to march the entire 13-mile route, or participate in any portion of the march. Show your support for the men and women defending our freedom.

For more information, please feel free to contact:

1Lt Richard Dunkley: 810-240-8061

Mary Dunkley: 810-348-8513

Great Lakes National Cemetery is located at 4200 Belford Road, Holly, MI  48442


Staging:  12:15 at the Main Entrance

Briefing:  12:30

Flagline:  12:45

The march will arrive between 1:00 and 1:30 p.m.

This information in this press release was sent to Rochester Media via “Sniper,” Michigan State Captain, Patriot Guard Riders.


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