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The 2009 ride was a huge success! Thanks to all you participated and we pray for our fallen.

 
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4TH ANNUAL MEMORIAL AND HONOR RIDE CEREMONY

When: JUNE 13TH, 2009
Where: HERMITAGE, PA. HICKORY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL STADIUM.
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THE FOURTH ANNUAL WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA FAMILIES OF FALLEN HEROES FOUNDATION MEMORIAL- HONOR RIDE HONORING OUR FALLEN SOLDIERS OF IRAQ, AND AFGHANISTAN, AND THEIR FAMILIES WILL TAKE PLACE ON SATURDAY, JUNE 13TH 2009, RAIN OR SHINE. THERE WILL BE NUMBEROUS STARTING POINTS THROUGHOUT WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA.

ALL NEED TO BE AT STAGING AREA BY 3:30 PM (HICKORY HIGH SCHOOL) HERMITAGE,
PA.

CEREMONY TO START AT 4 PM WITH PARADE OF BIKES INTO STADIUM
PICNIC TO FOLLOW AT 6 PM

PRELIMIARY SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES for the 2009 RIDE

Dove Release
21 Gun Salute (Rifle Team)
Bag Pipes
Paratroppers
TAPS
National Anthem ( Special flag raising of a 20ft x 30ft American Flag)
Pledge of Allegiance
Introduction of Ride Coordinators
Giving of Roses to Families
Moment of Silence
Opening and Closing prayer
Placing of Boots at Field Memorial
Parade of Bikes into Stadium (Missing Man Formation)
Poem (We Remember Them)
Poem (Final Inspection) To be read by Nate Sommers, Iraq Veteran
Poem (What Being an Infantry Squad Leader Means to Me) - Written by SFC Randy McCaulley (KIA Iraq 3-23-2006). To be read by his father Pastor James McCaulley
Guest Speakers (Military and Others)
Song (God Bless America)
Reading of Names of Fallen Afghanistan-Iraq from Pa.
     DOUG MASETH, FATHER OF SSGT RYAN MASETH - 2008
     NATE SOMMERS, IRAQ VETERAN - 2007
     PASTOR JIM McCAULLEY, FATHER OF SFC RANDY McCAULLEY - 2006
     BURT KEPHART, FATHER OF SPC JONATHAN KEPHART - 2004
     KAREN TEXTER, COUSIN OF SGT NICHOLAS TOMKO - 2003

All mentioned have been confirmed for 2009. The ceremony will always be held.

Either in the stadium or inside the High School, DEPENDING ON THE WEATHER.
THE EVENT IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC


RIDE COORDINATORS

County Coordinator E-mail Address Phone #
N. ALLEGHENY Jennifer Morrow TEDYBEAR68@COMCAST.NET 724-816-1252
ARMSTRONG Dave Bayne DAVEBAYNE@VERIZON.NET 724-339-3150
BEAVER Ernie Parshall ERNIEPARSHALL@YAHOO.COM
724-290-0854
BLAIR Don Clayton DCLAYTON52@VERIZON.NET 724-459-5873
N. BUTLER Bill Tomko WT@ZOOMINTERNET.NET 724-735-2966
S. BUTLER/ C. BUTLER Jennifer Morrow TEDYBEAR68@COMCAST.NET 724-816-1252
CAMBRIA Don Clayton DCLAYTON52@VERIZON.NET 724-459-5873
ELK      
ERIE      
FAYETTE      
FOREST      
GREENE      
INDIANA Don Clayton DCLAYTON52@VERIZON.NET 724-459-5873
JEFFERSON      
LAWERENCE      
MERCER Rick and Linda King QUEENCRAFTER@EMBARQMAIL.COM 724-738-1867
SOMERSET      
VENANGO Ron Rumbaugh
Jon Peterson
RJR3883@AOL.COM
JSPETERSON@CSONLINE.NET
724-974-9043
814-437-5127
WARREN      
WASHINGTON      
WESTMORELAND Dave Bayne DAVEBAYNE@COMCAST.NET 724-339-3150
N.E. OHIO      



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