Events Calendar

May
27
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Sioux Falls, SD-Memorial Day Service at Hills of Rest Cemetery @ Stage: George Boom F.H./ back parking lot
May 27 @ 10:00 am

MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE AT THE HILLS OF REST CEMETERY
May 27, 2019
Sioux Falls, SD

   The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to stand flag line at Hills of Rest for the Memorial Day Observance.    We will be riding to the cemetery to stand flag line at the Veterans’ Memorial after attending a speech in the chapel by a guest Speaker who is a Vietnam Veteran.  We will ride in with flags on the bikes.  If you do not have flags for your bike you are still very welcome to ride in and stand flag line too.  Any members that want to participate but are not riding can go directly to the cemetery chapel for the speech and then to the service area to stand flag line.

   We will Stage at 10:00 a.m. Monday (Memorial Day), May 27, 2019, at the George Boom Funeral Home back parking lot , 3408 E 10th St, Sioux Falls, SD.  There will be a short briefing before leaving from the parking lot.

Flags will be provided for the flag line at the service site by the memorial.

Ride Captain: Randy Ward, ASC
605-359-8719
reward1948@yahoo.com

South Dakota Central and Eastern/Still looking for Volunteers for Memorial Day Silent Vigil @ Silent Vigil
May 27 @ 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Still looking for Volunteers for
Memorial Day Silent Vigil

   I am still looking for volunteers in Timber Lake, Huron, Alexandria, and Forestburg.  Please contact me if you are willing to stand at any of these areas or have any questions concerning standing Silent Vigil on Memorial Day.  Please remember to take a 3′ x 5′ flag to hold at the grave site.
Contact Info:  lfiskum@sio.midco.net or paulfhd@gmail.com or leave a message at 605-366-7073.
Thanks to Ed Andersh, Rick Brownell, Dennis Holmlund, and Dave Abbott for their assistance in their areas.

Paul Fiskum, HOTH
SDPGR.

West River Area/SOUTH DAKOTA KIA SILENT VIGIL PROGRAM
May 27 @ 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

SOUTH DAKOTA KIA SILENT VIGIL PROGRAM
Monday, Memorial Day, 27 May 2019
West River Area, SD

   The South Dakota Patriot Guard Riders and American Legion Riders will again be standing a Silent Vigil on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, 2019.  We will be standing vigil at the grave sites of every South Dakota member of our military that has been Killed in Action or died in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom.  The vigil will take place at 3 pm and last for 30 Minutes. There may be more than one individual at each site and family members of the fallen soldier may be present also.

Flags will be provided

   We will need individuals at BH National Cemetery (8), and Mt. View Cemetery Rapid City (1).  If you’re willing and able to attend, please email me at eandershsdpgr@midco.net and let me know where you will be standing.  I can then e-mail you a strip map.  I will be around the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in my blue Suburban.

Below is a list of the graves we will be standing at:

CW2 Hans Gukeisen US Army     Lead, SD               11/14/71 – 05/09/03        Iraq        BH Section A, Site 219
PFC Sheldon Hawk Eagle US Army Eagle Butte, SD 08/17/82 – 11/15/03    Iraq        BH Section A, Site 237
CPT Christopher Soelzer      US Army Sturgis, SD        07/10/77 – 12/24/03        Iraq        BH Section D, Site 1410
SGT Dennis Morgan SDANG        Winner, SD         01/08/82 – 04/17/04        Iraq        BH Section G, Site 2703
SSG Cory Brooks               SDANG Philip, SD             03/26/72 – 04/24/04        Iraq        BH Section G, Site 2702
CW2 Paul Pillen SDANG Keystone, SD     03/07/77 – 10/17/05        Kuwait  BH Section G, Site 2699
SSG Lex Lewis US Army Rapid City, SD    09/30/70 – 07/15/11        Afghanistan        BH, Section G, Site 2877
SPC Dennis Jensen SDANG Son of SD      10/09/89 – 08/16/11        Afghanistan        BH, Section G, Site 131
LCPL Joseph Welke US Marine Rapid City, SD 02/06/84 – 11/20/04 Iraq     Mt. View Cemetery, Rapid City
I have a Volunteer     for this one                                                                                                Lot 211 site 2067

Ride CPT Ed Andersh

RSVP to:
Ed Andersh
Senior Ride Captain
Rapid City SD Patriot Guard Riders
eandershsdpgr@midco.net
605-209-7632

Rapid City, SD-EVENT/Chapel in the Hills Flag Line for Memorial Day Program @ Chapel in the Hills
May 27 @ 4:00 pm

Chapel in the Hills Flag Line Request
May 27, 2019

Rapid City, SD

   The Patriot Guard Riders and American Legion Riders have been requested to stand a flag line at the Chapel in the Hills at 3788 Chapel Lane, Rapid City, SD at 5:00 PM for a  Memorial Day Service on May 27, 2019.  This will be the eighth annual event for Rapid City. Let’s make a good showing. 

   04:00 PM stage in the parking lot at the Chapel.

04:10 PM set up flags along the walk way to the Chapel.

04:30 PM form flag line at the Chapel.

05:00 PM Memorial service begins.

06:00 PM service ends after people have left the area flag line stands down.

06:10 PM take down flags along walk way and put away after that everyone is dismissed.

Flags will be provided.

Ride Captain:
Steve Dutton
West River Assistant State Ride Captain

RSVP to:
Ed Andersh
Senior Ride Captain
Rapid City SD Patriot Guard Riders
eandershsdpgr@midco.net
605-209-7632