WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA MOTORCYCLE ESCORT

MOTORCYCLE ESCORT TO SARASOTA NATIONAL CEMETERY

 

DECEMBER 14, 2019 

MOTORCYCLE ESCORT FOR OUR SEMIS TO SARASOTA NATIONAL CEMETERY 

STAGING AT HOME DEPOT PARKING LOT  5820 SR 64, BRADENTON FL 34208 


0630 hrs - Stage 

0700 hrs – RIDE CAPTAIN BRIEFING MANDATORY 

0730 hrs – KSU/DEPARTURE (or as directed by Wreaths Across America Chairman)  


The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate and lead in escorting Wreaths Across America trucks from the HOME DEPOT parking lot, 5820 SR 64, East Bradenton, Fl 34208, to Sarasota National Cemetery, Sarasota.  


Join Veterans, Active Duty Military and their Families escorting the Wreaths on their final leg to Sarasota National Cemetery and become part of history by placing a wreath at 1 of  over 1,800 participating National Cemeteries and Veteran Monuments across the United States, at Sea and Abroad.  


All motorcycles are welcome and flag bikes are strongly encouraged (mounted 3 x 5 American Flag). 


All other vehicles wanting to participate in the escort are requested to have an American Flag (window flag if possible) mounted to the right side of the vehicle (facing it from the rear) to identify them as part of the escort.  


We will be escorting the Wreaths approximately 23 miles to the Cemetery on an Interstate Highway, So ensure your mounted flags are secure and capable of highway speeds. Speed will be around 60MPH and we will travel in the far left lane until time to transition to the far right lane for our exit.   


According to our Wreaths Across America Chairman, Patriot Guard Riders flag bikes will lead the escort, followed by Patriot Guard Riders non-flag bikes, followed by Veteran organizations, followed by independent riders, followed by automobiles.

   

If you are not participating in the escort, proceed directly to the Cemetery and join us for the Ceremony.  


This is an escort (approximately 23 miles) from the Home Depot parking lot, 5820 SR 64, East Bradenton, Fl 34208 to On Ramp south I-75 to Sarasota National Cemetery, Exit 205 East to 9810 SR 72 Sarasota Fl. 34241  


Flag bikes are strongly encouraged.  


Itinerary: Escort from the Home Depot. Parking Lot 5820 SR 64  East Bradenton Fl 34208  

0630 hrs - Stage 

0700 hrs – Brief 

0730 hrs – KSU (or as directed by WAA staff)  

To Sarasota National Cemetery 9810 SR 72 Sarasota Fl. 34241  

Ride Captain: Bill Franklin SRC Email: gulfrader@comcast.netSRC Cell: 941-350-2547   

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