Confirmed:Unaccompanied Veteran Memorial Unveiling (76-19) 22 MAY 19

May 22, 2019 @ 9:15 am – 11:30 am
Lowe's Home Improvement
1470 Austin Hwy
San Antonio, TX 78209

On behalf of Bexar County, we would like to invite you the unveiling of the Unaccompanied Veteran Memorial on 22 May 2019 at 10:30 at Ft Sam Houston National Cemetery, Memorial Trail with a reception to follow at the Ft Sam Golf Course Clubhouse.

This memorial will commemorate the lives of those veterans who have left us without a designated next of kin, who were homeless or those who have outlived their families. These Unaccompanied Veterans will be recognized and memorialized for their service. Additionally, we would like to recognize those who serve the unaccompanied veteran program and who ensure that each veteran is honored and treated with the respect they deserve.

We would appreciate your attendance. This Memorial is the first in the nation to honor Unaccompanied Veterans.

WEATHER:  Hi 88 / Lo 71, 9% Chance of Rain, 66 % Humidity

REQUESTOR:  Shauna Jones, Bexar Co. Vet. Svc. Off

STAGING:  0915 Hours, Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Lowe’s Home Improvement
1470 Austin Hwy
San Antonio, TX 78209

BRIEFING:   0930 Hours

KSU:   0945 Hours (Semper Gumby)

CEREMONY:    1030 Hours
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd
San Antonio, TX 78209

RC:  &  FC:    Danette “Dani” O’Hara


1. Iron horses if you can, cages are always welcome and appreciated and unless under special circumstances not allowed in processions. You do not have to have a motorcycle to participate in honoring our veterans.

2. Safety First: Please remember to properly hydrate (including the night before) before any outdoor activity and to dress appropriately. Do not hesitate to take a break at any time if you feel you need to get in the shade or get indoors and always ask for help at any time. Also please do not forget your sun screen.

3. Please remember that our mission is to stand tall and silent, and with honor and. NO TALKING, SMOKING, CHEWING OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS, OR CELL PHONE USE IN THE FLAG LINE!

4. Cemeteries are hallowed ground. Please keep radios off and engine noise to a minimum. Observe the 15 MPH speed limit. Show our respect to ALL who are in attendance.

5. If riding/driving a motorcycle on Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, which is located within a Military Installation, you will need to wear closed toe shoes, long sleeve shirt, gloves, DOT approved helmet, eye protection, long pants, and boots/shoes that cover the ankle.

 ***Safety Notice***
Before volunteering and/or attending any San Antonio Patriot Guard Riders missions we encourage you to review all safety information below.  Included are some potential safety concerns to be aware of, however this does not include the full scope of all potential hazards.  Anyone attending any San Antonio Patriot Guard Riders mission understands that they do so at their own risk. Neither the Patriot Guard Riders Organization nor its representatives are liable for any damages incurred on any PGR mission or event.
Funeral Processions/Escorts
EVERY RIDER IS SOLELY RESPONSIBLE for their own safety at all times while riding in a funeral procession.

At NO TIME are any riders authorized to block any intersection or otherwise block or impede traffic laws in any way.  Only Law Enforcement officials are authorized to block and/or impeded the lawful flow of traffic.

If you choose to fly a flag on your bike you are SOLELY RESPONSIBLE for ensuring it is secured and not a danger to any other rider or traffic.

Warm Regards,
Bob “Pizza Man” Johnson
Deputy State Captain
San Antonio Patriot Guard
Honor, Dignity, Respect
Cell: (562) 413-2223