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Gil Zaragoza

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On Wednesday, 18 May 2022, the following American Heroes will be honored at the Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Blvd., Riverside, CA 92518.

The four (4) Veterans that the Los Angeles County Coroner will transport are:

Marvin Joe Bolton           72    U.S. Navy      
James Robert Connes      84   U.S. Air Force
Christopher Fredrick Gill  61   U.S. Navy
Henry Delson Woodard   77    U.S. Army

There will be no Veterans coming from the San Bernardino County Coroner this week.

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

The PGR will be these Veterans' families and stand by while the Patriot Guard Riders render the military honors 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 facilitates your voluntary participation in honoring these Military Veterans.

Would you please observe all previously designated COVID-19 Rules?

Time Table for Wednesday 18 May2022

0800 - Stage at Shelter F (Foxtrot), Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Blvd., Riverside, CA 92518

0815 – Mission Briefing

0830 – Military Honors

Final gravesite salute immediately following Honors.

R/C: Angel Guaderrama, Sgt. USAF
SoCalPGR Ride Captain
"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 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 while driving a cage (car). Please feel free to attend any portion of this mission you can. Would you please ride/drive safely? 

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 honor.

Gil Zaragoza
SoCal PGR Mission Ops
SoCal PGR Ride Captain