Sioux Falls-EVENT/Fifth Midwest Honor Flight “Welcome Home”

September 24, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Sioux Falls Regional Airport Terminal
2801 N Jaycee Ln.
Sioux Falls
Randy Ward, A.S.C.
Honor Flight “Welcome Home”
Flag Line and Escort
September 24, 2019
Sioux Falls Regional Airport

   The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to stand flag line for a “welcome home” of the “Smithfield Foods Flight”.  This will be the fifth Honor Flight of Veterans returning from a tour of the Veterans’ Memorials in Washington D.C.  They will be returning on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 to the Sioux Falls Regional Airport with a scheduled time for arrival of 7:55 pm.

We have been asked to post a corridor of flags, in their honor, in the lobby.  They will exit through the lobby to the buses that will be waiting in front of the terminal.  When they have all boarded the buses they will be taken to the Arena where family, friends and all others will be waiting to welcome them back from their journey.  The Patriot Guard Riders have also been asked to escort the buses from the airport to the Arena and resume our flag line in the Arena as the Veterans exit the buses.  If you have flags for your bike, we would like to be flagged up for the escort.

Stage: 7:30 pm on Tuesday, September 24th, at the Sioux Falls Regional Airport.  **IMPORTANT **   The riders will need to stage in the Cell Phone lot with the buses until it is confirmed that the plane has landed. (The Cell Phone lot is located on the north side of the entrance to the terminal off of Minnesota Ave.)  We will be notified when we can move to the terminal to get lined up for the escort to the Arena.  I will have the flags ready for the flag line in the lobby when the bikes are set in front of the terminal for the escort.

Flags will be provided.

Ride Captain: Randy Ward, A.S.C.