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

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May 14, 2022 @ 8:00 pm
Sioux Falls Regional Airport Terminal/Cell Phone Lot
2801 N Jaycee Ln
Sioux Falls
Randy Ward
Honor Flight “Welcome Home”
Flag Line and Escort
Saturday, May 14th, 2022
Sioux Falls Regional Airport
   The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to stand flag line for a “Welcome Home” of the “Final Tour with Honor” Veteran’s Flight.  This will be the Ninth Honor Flight of Veterans returning from a tour of the Veterans’ Memorials in Washington D.C.  They will be returning on Saturday, May 14th, 2022 to the Sioux Falls Regional Airport with a scheduled time for arrival of 8:45 PM.
   Looking forward to another great escort with the Veterans on flight number nine.  We have been asked to post a corridor of  flags, in their honor, in the lobby of the Sioux Falls Regional Airport.  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 assist with escort of the buses from the airport to the Arena and resume our flag line in the Arena as the Veterans exit the buses.  There is no rain forecast for Saturday and the temps appear to be favorable for a great escort.
  Stage: 8:00 PM on Saturday, September 18th at the Sioux Falls Regional Airport.  If you are planning to participate in the escort, you will need to stage in the Cell Phone lot with the buses until it is confirmed that the plane has landed.  Anyone wanting to come to the airport for the flag line only, will have to park in the “Short Term” parking lot.
Staging to take place in the Cell Phone lot under the direction of SFPD (Troy Bruxvoort) – cycles in the second lane are permitted to stay put while individuals are inside once the plane has landed.
   Flags will be available for the flag line in the airport lobby and at the Arena when the buses arrive there.
   Ride Captain: Randy Ward, A.S.C.