Saturday, April 28, 2007

RECOGNITION OF THE MISSISSIPPI PATRIOT GUARD

Several weeks ago Major General Harold A. Cross, The Adjutant General of Mississippi contacted Mississippi’s Patriot Guard State Captain and ask if we could come to Gulfport, MS on April 28th to be recognized, and he was told YOU BET.

I have had the honor to visit with Major Cross on several times on our missions, and he has always shown such gratitude and appreciation for Mississippi Patriot Guard and today he spoke very highly our organization, and he made us feel very welcome.

It was a day I think none of us will forget, except for the long ride (360 miles round trip). Talk about a long day. We had to be at the Trent Lott National Guard Training Center at 1:00 pm and let me tell you we were treated like royalty. We had about 100 members present for the ceremony.

Major Cross spoke about one of our missions in particular and stated that when he took the Madison exit off Interstate 55 and headed towards the church that he had never seen such beauty as he did that day, which was all the motorcycles that lined the streets and each of us with flags. Thanks Major Cross, but we do it for you guys and will continue until the last soldier comes home.

Major Cross presented us the following:





These pigeons would drive me crazy if I lived on the coast. They are never quiet.

3 comments:

Lyn Perry said...

That's a nice tribute...

As a fellow member of "Blue Star Chronicles" I'd ask that you please pray for some good friends of ours - they just lost a son to a roadside bomb in Iraq yesterday morning. If you would be so kind as to write a note at Bloggin' Outloud, I'll have them read your words of encouragement and support.

"Alex" was 21 years old, joined the US Army in 2004 right out of high school, served in Korea and went on his tour to the Middle East last fall.

http://blogginoutloud.blogspot.com/2007/04/blue-star-turns-gold.html

Thank you, Lyn from Bloggin' Outloud

Claire said...

Great pictures Stacy. I love to see the appreciation given back to the Patriot Guard. I know that protecting the services of our young soldiers is a reward unto itself, but it is wonderful to see a kind and well deserved pat on the back for all the PG does! Thank you for being a part of it! a

Spc. Freeman said...

The Patriot Guard rock. I have an enormous amount of respect for what they do. I'm told they pulled security at the funeral of a friend of mine who died here, and for that I was grateful.

It is such moments of Compassion, more than anything, that make me proud to be American.



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