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JULY 2015
Sunday  Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday  Saturday 
28 29 30
July 01

  • Jesse Howard
    [Ride Captain: Rick Crabb]
    (Interment Service)
    Staging:
     09:45 - DFW Cemetery
    Mission Report
  • 02

  • Pvt.
        Jim Sanders
    [Ride Captain: Dan Mathys]
    (Funeral Service)
    Staging:
     09:00 - Santo


  • GySgt
        Walter McMahan
    [Ride Captain: Carlton Emmons]
    (Inurnment Service)
    Staging:
     10:15 - DFW Cemetery


  • A1C
        Billy Ebarb
    [Ride Captain: Rusty McNab]
    (Funeral, Interment)
    Staging:
     10:00 - Arlington
     12:15 - DFW Cemetery

  • 03

  • Pvt.
        Jim Sanders
    [Ride Captain: Dan Mathys]
    (Interment)
    Staging:
     08:45 - DFW Cemetery

  • Cpl.
        Tommie Lowery
    [Ride Captain: Sylvia Miller]
    (Funeral, Interment Services)
    Staging:
     08:15 - Mansfield
  • 04 INDEPENDENCE DAY

  • Fourth of July Parade in Wichita Falls
    [Ride Captain: Mike Johnson]
    (Parade)
    Staging:
     08:00 - Wichita Falls

  • Waxahachie 4th of July Parade
    [Ride Captain: Rick Crabb]
    (Parade)
    Staging:
     08:30 - Waxahachie
    Mission Report
  • 05 06

  • Angelito Lamigo
    [Ride Captain: Rusty McNab]
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     09:30 - Duncanville
     11:45 - DFW Cemetery

    Mission Report

  • CW2
        Jennifer Hunter
    [Ride Captain: Gary Dunn]
    (KIA  ADD Joint Procession With West Texas)
    Staging:
     15:15 - Love Field to
          West Texas -  Abilene
      5 Preselected Bikes Only
  • 07

  • TSgt
        Dale Watts
    [Ride Captain: Ted Waldron]
    (Inurnment Service)
    Staging:
     09:15 - DFW Cemetery

  • A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 7am. Partly sunny, with a high near 94. Heat index values as high as 101. South wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
    The Above Forecast Is For Dallas , Texas
    Dallas

  • 08

  • Cpl
        Donald McGregor
    [Ride Captain: Jammie Yaw]
    (Funeral, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     09:00 - Mesquite
     12:15 - DFW Cemetery


  • Gene Whitcher
    [Ride Captain: Rick Crabb]
    (Interment Service)
    Staging:
     09:15 - DFW Cemetery

  • SPC
        Phillip Watkins
    [Ride Captain: Ken DuBois]
    (Memorial Service, Procession, Interment)
    Staging:
     08:00 - Burleson
     09:15 - DFW Cemetery
     14:15 - Burleson


  • A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 93. South wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
    The Above Forecast Is For Dallas , Texas
    Dallas
  • 09

  • Mark Clark
    [Ride Captain: Barbara Johnson]
    (Memorial, Inurnment Services)
    Staging:
     13:50 - Wichita Falls

  • Randall Smith
    [Ride Captain: Jim Anderson]
    (Mission Pending)
    Staging:
     14:45? - DFW Cemetery?
  • Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph
    The Above Forecast Is For Dallas , Texas
    Dallas
  • 10

  • Bobby Beck
    [Ride Captain: Mike Johnson]
    (Funeral, Interment Services)
    Staging:
     09:00 - Wichita Falls
  • 11
    12 13 14 15

  • Bruce Blackmore
    [Ride Captain: Rick Crabb]
    (Mission Pending)
    Staging:
     13:00? - Lewisville?
  • 16

  • Bruce Blackmore
    [Ride Captain: Rick Crabb]
    (Mission Pending)
    Staging:
     10:15? - DFW Cemetery?
  • 17

  • Fort Worth Military Home Donation
    [Ride Captain: TBD]
    (Inurnment Service)
    Staging:
     10:00? - Fort Worth?
  • 18
    19 20 21 22 23 24 25
    26 27 28 29 30 31 August 01
    Sunday  Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday  Saturday 
    Weather Information: The Forecasts Above Are From The National Weather Service And Are Updated At Least Once Each Day.
    Near Real-Time Current Conditions And Forecasts Are Available For Each Primary Staging Point On Each Final Itinerary Page.
    Color Legend:  KIA-Killed In Action Active Duty Death Veteran HOTH Other Missions First Responder Red River Mission Information Only
      Total Missions Metroplex Red River Area Non-Funeral Information Only Calendar Page Views Total Page Views
    June 41 38 3 5 0 7,604 18,073
    May 61 56 5 14 4 10,434 25,175
    April 54 52 2 4 1 9,576 24,301
    March 57 54 3 2 0 8,798 19,687
    February 45 38 7 4 2 9,046 20,567
    January 53 47 6 6 2 9,324 22,136
    Total 209+ 191+ 18+ 16+ 4+ 47,178 111,866
    Record Total Number of Missions - May, 2015, with 61 (still verifying) Missions !
    Key To Missions On The Calendar Above
    For Internal Use
    If The First Line Of An Entry Shows
    A Name And It Is Underlined
    A Final Itinerary Has Been Released.
    Clicking On The Link Will Display The Final Itinerary
    If The First Line Of An Entry Says
    "Presence Requested"
    We Have Received A Request But A Ride Captain
    Has Not Yet Been Assigned Or Has Not Made Contact With The Requestor
    If The First Line Of An Entry Shows
    A Name But It Is Not Underlined
    This Mission Has Been Tentatively Approved By Leadership And
    A Ride Captain Has Been Assigned
    ("Mission Pending") In The Second / Third Line The Itinerary Has Not Yet Been Finalized
    (Mission Segments) In The Second / Third Line The Final Itinerary Has Been Received
    Staging Time Is Followed By A "?" This Is An Estimate Based On Information In The Request
    If All Information For The Mission Looks Complete,
    But The Name Is Still Not Underlined
    The Final Itinerary Has Been Received
    And Is Being Formatted For Publication And Notification
    Past Calendars Signup For E-Mail Notification System Contacts About

    IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS

    Letter Of Appreciation
    Posted: 06/26/2015
    From The Donald Beier Mission On April 14th
    Posted: 06/25/2015
    Help Wanted!
    Posted: 06/24/2015

    North Texas PGR is looking for a Help On The Homefront (HOTH) Program Coordinator.  HOTH is a program where PGR members provide assistance to Veterans and their families who are in need and find themselves in situations beyond their means to cope.  This assistance can include things like visits to VA hospitals, helping the family of a deployed soldier move to another place of residence, or repairing or refurbishing homes of injured Veterans.  Sometimes just arranging regular visits is all that is needed.

    The candidate/s should ideally possess the following qualities and skills:

    • Compassion and a willingness to help others
    • Spare time
    • Good communication skills
    • Good organizational skills
    • Researching skills
    • Be able to solicit donations, if needed
    • The ability to make a hard decision, such as knowing when we can’t help and saying no.
    • The current leadership would like to see this position take on the activities below as part of developing a North Texas PGR HOTH program, but are open to any /all ideas.

    • Research and compile a list of referral agencies/programs along with the support they provide and recipient eligibility criteria
    • Build a rapport and coordinate with those agencies to be able to match up Veterans’ or families’ needs with the appropriate agency providing that support and connecting the two
    • Be the primary point of contact for those requesting HOTH support
    • Organize HOTH activities/projects
    • Provide follow up

       If interested, please email Bryan Read at readrb@gmail.com.

    From The James William Golden Mission
    Posted: 06/05/2015
    [Transcribed From A Thank You Card We Received With A Donation]

    Thank you to all the North Texas PGR for taking the time to honor our Dad, James William Golden, a WWII Veteran.  His service to his country was so very important to us all.  He would have been so proud you were there for him.  I know we were all proud for him.

    It is truly a kind and selfless gesture on all the volunteers that make up the North Texas PGR.

    Kindest regards,
    The James Golden Family
    From The Jack Franklin Mission
    Posted: 06/05/2015
    [Transcribed From A Thank You Card That Was Scanned And Sent To Us With The Right Side Cut Off.   We Apologize If The Transcript Is Not Accurate.]

    Thank you so much for providing me with the disk with photos from my dad's (Jack Franklin) funeral on April 23 at the DFW National Cemetery.  I can't tell you how much what you and the PGRs [do] helps all of us.  Thanks so much for your kindness.

    Robert C. Franklin
    Lt Col USAF (Ret)
    Purchases From AmazonSmile Earn Donations For PGR of Texas!
    Posted: 05/14/2015
    This is NOT a free advertisement for Amazon! This is simply letting PGR members know that, if they make purchases from Amazon in a specific way, Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase (0.5% of the purchase price) to the Patriot Guard Riders of Texas!  It may not sound like much, but added together, could be a significant amount of money.  The donations go to the Texas State Bank Account, not to any particular region.

    The next time you intend to make a purchase from Amazon, go to http://www.smile.amazon.com and put your selected  items into your cart as normal. Not all items qualify for the donation, but those that are should be marked "Eligible for AmazonSmile donation".   On your first visit to AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), you should select "Patriot Guard Riders of Texas" to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. They will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation.

    If you have any questions about this process, please contact Harold@ntxpgr.org. Remember to go to smile.amazon.com and not amazon.com.  Click on more information for additional documentation.
    Support Folks Needed
    Posted: 03/28/2015
    With spring fast approaching, we are trying to gear up for the warm to hot weather seasons, which are fast upon us. As most of you know, we, here in North Texas, are one of the busiest regions in the country for honor missions. Accordingly, that responsibility requires a very large effort by our Ride Captains and our support folks who provide flags, water, and expertise for every mission we undertake.

    Bottom line is, we really need more support people or support teams to spread the assets around the North Texas region we serve primarily in the DFW area.

    If you will consider discussing what is involved with me, please email me at catfishdunn@gmail.com so we can set up a time to talk. Even if you think you may only be able to support two or three missions a month, it will be a great help to our overall mission and cause.

    Thank you for standing tall with us and thank you in advance for considering the additional helpful step of taking on mission support.

    Sincerely,
    Gary "Catfish" Dunn
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