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Gil Zaragoza

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The PGR will honor Veterans without Family by being at, and participating in, the Veteran's Full Military Honors funeral ceremonies.

We will stand in for the families who can't be there.

A Flag Line will honor the Veterans as we show our appreciation and respect for their military service. We are their family.

Jeff will bring the flag, and Bugler Mike will bring and play the bugle.

Today we will be honoring the following heroes:

William Roller   Private First Class      U.S. Marine Corps
John Pierce      Captain                     U.S. Marine Corps

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.  For those interested, all PGR members are welcome; please see the timetable below.

Please observe all previously designated COVID-19 Rules

Time Table for Tuesday 30 November 2021

0800 - Stage at Committal "A," Miramar National Cemetery, 5795 Nobel Dr., San Diego, CA 

0815 - Mission Briefing 

0830 – Military Honors 

R/C Jeff Werner
SoCalPGR Ride Captain

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 participate in your car.  If this is your first mission, go to the initial staging area, and you will be briefed by the R/C (Ride Captain).  Dress for motorcycle riding or wear casual attire if you are driving a cage (car).

Remember that our mission is to stand tall and silent 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