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Author 33d Annual Military Appreciation Luncheon Escort - Tue, 19 Sep 17

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Posted on 09/17/2017 10:35
33d Annual Military Appreciation Luncheon Escort, Temple, TX

ALL groups and individual riders are welcome to join in regardless their affiliation! Please be on time, we don't want to make our honorees late for lunch!

The Temple Chamber of Commerce has requested the participation of Patriot Guard Rider Members during the escort of Veterans from the William R Courtney Texas State Veterans Home to the Frank W Mayborn Civic & Convention Center for the 32d Annual Military Appreciation Luncheon.

The Military Appreciation Luncheon includes the presentation of the Nation’s Colors by the 1st Cavalry Division Honor Guard, music from 1st Cavalry Band, patriotic message, and a special presentation. Past presenters have included MG Clark LeMasters, Commanding Officer, 13th ESC/Fort Hood; Keifer Marshall, Jr., USMC (Ret), a survivor of the Battle of Iwo Jima; COL (Ret) Bill Pailes, director of the Temple High School JROTC program, retired from the USAF and former shuttle astronaut; and, LTG (Ret) Paul “Butch” Funk, former Commanding Officer, III Corps/Fort Hood. This 33rd Military Appreciation Luncheon also falls within one day of the 75th anniversary of the official opening of Fort Hood. More information and a link to register for the lunch may be found here:

Date: Tue, 19 Sep 17

Staging Time: 0910

Staging Location: William R Courtney Texas State Veterans Home, 1424 Martin Luther King Jr Ln, Temple, TX 76504 (

Briefing: 0940

KSU: 1000 +/- At the discretion of the Event Coordinator and the Ride Captain.

WX: Partly sunny, with a high near 95. South wind 5 to 10 mph.


1. Be at staging ON TIME and TOPPED OFF.

2. Hydrate well prior, bring water for yourself and a buddy and dress with consideration of the weather conditions.

Ride Captain: Thomas "Sleepy" Weideman; 254.258.4901;

Please join us in a show of appreciation for these Veterans for their selfless service to our Great Nation.
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