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Author Topic: HOTH-Fallen Hero's Cart, Pony Express, Bakersfield/Ontario - 14 MAY 22  (Read 248 times)

Beth Allen

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The PGR has been invited to participate in a very exciting event to assist in the transfer of a Fallen Hero's Cart from Alaska Airlines to Kansas City International Airport.

The participation of So Cal PGR will consist of an accompany from Bakersfield to Ontario and a Flag Line in Ontario as the Fallen Hero’s cart is handed over to the participants of Run for the Wall. RFTW will transport it with them to Kansas City Airport. The cart is being transported from Seattle WA., by ground transportation, and accompanied all the way by the PGR and other riding groups throughout Washington, Oregon and California.

Alaska Airlines formed an internal, all-volunteer organization, the “Alaska Airlines Fallen Soldier Project”, to procure old luggage carts and renovate them. The group paints, decorate, and donates these carts to other International Airports to use as dedicated baggage carts to be used specifically for off-loading and transporting the remains of any of our Fallen Heroes.  These carts are available for use by all Airlines that transport our Heroes at the airports they serve.

The blue cart is adorned with American flag curtains, military insignias and a red carpet interior; is to ensure the remains of Fallen Heroes are treated and transported with dignity and honor along their journey home to their final resting place. It’s the most visible component of the Alaska Airlines Fallen Soldier Program.

NOTE: This mission posting is to facilitate your voluntary participation in accompanying this Fallen Hero's Cart. For those interested, and all are welcome, we will be accompanying the cart from Bakersfield to Ontario. Please see the time table if you would like to participate. For those who would rather go directly to the destination we will meet you there.


Time Table for Saturday, 14 MAY 22:

Stage 1:

0745:  Bakersfield Harley Davidson, 35089 Merle Haggard Dr., Bakersfield, CA 93308 https://goo.gl/maps/whDXDyXfshaMM3dn8
   
0800:  Brief route

0830:  KSU to Love’s Travel Stop, 2000 E. Tehachapi Blvd., Tehachapi, CA 93561 https://goo.gl/maps/ZmYtf2CTApkLxLh5A

0925:  ETA Love's Truck Stop

R/C Larry Gillette
PGR Regional Ride Captain

larry@pgrbakersfield.org
661-978-1559 cell


Stage 2:

0900:  Love’s Truck Stop, 2000 E. Tehachapi Blvd., Tehachapi, CA 93561 https://goo.gl/maps/ZmYtf2CTApkLxLh5A

0940:  Brief route

1005:  KSU to Barstow Pilot Truck Stop, 2591 Commerce Parkway, Barstow, CA 92311 https://goo.gl/maps/JM1ZHpSvcrQjYbq6A

1135:  ETA Barstow Pilot

R/C Larry Gillette
PGR Regional Ride Captain

larry@pgrbakersfield.org
661-978-1559 cell


Stage 3:

1050: Barstow Pilot Truck Stop, 2591 Commerce Parkway, Barstow, CA 92311 https://goo.gl/maps/JM1ZHpSvcrQjYbq6A

1115: Brief route - We will actually park facing south on Commerce Pkwy after group from Tehachapi arrives with Hero Cart and fuels.

1135: ETA Hero Cart, Flag Line when they arrive.

1200: Brief route

1205: KSU to Death Valley Harley Davidson, 14522 Valley Center Dr., Victorville, CA. 92395 https://goo.gl/maps/9AZeHi7DuCjhheu28

1305: ETA Death Valley Harley for Lunch


R/C Craig Lane
SoCal PGR Ride Captain

USMC Veteran   
bigredroadglide@yahoo.com   
cell 760-900-0388


Stage 4:

1230: Stage at Death Valley Harley Davidson, 14522 Valley Center Dr., Victorville, CA. 92395 https://goo.gl/maps/9AZeHi7DuCjhheu28

1415: Brief route

1425: KSU to Ontario Airport Hotel & Conference Center, 700 N. Haven Ave., Ontario CA 91764 https://goo.gl/maps/QDsFw2ezTCqrGrC46

1525: ETA Ontario Airport Hotel & Conference Center, Ontario, CA (NOTE: If you are forming a Flag Line for arrival of the procession arrive NO LATER THAN 1500 hrs)


R/C Craig Lane
SoCal PGR Ride Captain

USMC Veteran   
bigredroadglide@yahoo.com   
cell 760-900-0388
 

This mission involves a ground vehicle arrival. Arrival times can change at the last minute so please check this thread for any last minute changes before leaving. 

You do not have to be a Veteran or a motorcycle rider to attend this mission. Everyone is 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.
Beth Allen
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So Cal PGR Mission Ops
So Cal PGR Asst. State Captain