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Gil Zaragoza

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On Wednesday, 14 April 2021, four (4) American Heroes will be honored at the Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Blvd., Riverside, CA 92518.

The four (4) Veterans being transported by the Los Angeles County Coroner are:

Miguel  Rivera                 71         U.S. Air Force
Karlos  Jones                  67         U.S. Army
Brent  Davis                   58         U.S. Army
Nicholas  Paspates          68         U.S.Navy

We will also recognize those veterans that have been brought to Riverside National Cemetery within the past week for direct burial without final honors.

The PGR will be there to be the family for these veterans and will stand by while military honors are rendered by the California National Guard Honor Team at Riverside National Cemetery.

May the souls of these Veterans rest in peace beneath the green carpet of grass in a Nation they helped to keep free.

They are not alone, we are their family.

“If we cannot do him honor while he's here to hear the praise,
Then at least let's give him homage at the ending of his days,
Perhaps just a simple headline in a paper that would say,
Our Country is in mourning, for a soldier died today.”


NOTE: This mission posting is to facilitate your voluntary participation in honoring these Military Veterans.

Please observe all previously designated COVID-19 Rules.

Time Table for Wednesday, 14 April 2021

0800 - Stage on the west side of the Veterans Memorial Amphitheatre (Upper Amphitheatre), Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Blvd., Riverside, CA 92518 https://goo.gl/maps/RdvFUZSPqnXmMWYs8

0815 – Mission Briefing

0830 – Military Honors

Final gravesite salute immediately following Honors.

R/C: Angel Guaderrama, Sgt. USAF
SoCalPGR Ride Captain
909-229-1809
guad45@yahoo.com
“Thank a Soldier”

You do not have to be a Veteran or a motorcycle rider to attend this mission. All PGR members are welcome. We encourage those who do not ride to attend in your car. If this will be your first mission go to the initial staging area and you will be briefed there by the R/C (Ride Captain).  Dress for motorcycle riding or dress casually if you are driving a cage (car).  Please feel free to attend any portion of this mission you can. Please ride/drive safely. 

Please remember that our mission is to stand tall and silent, and with honor and respect for our Heroes. No talking, smoking, or cell phone use during the flag line or service. Please keep radios off and engine noise to a minimum. Observe the 15 MPH speed limit. Remember, cemeteries are hallowed ground. Show respect to all who are there, not just the ones we are honoring.

Gil Zaragoza
SoCal PGR Mission Ops
SoCal PGR Ride Captain
gilz45@gmail.com
951-440-2136