Memorial Day, Chestertown 2011

We have been invited once again by The Frank M. Jarman American Legion Post # 36 in Chestertown, MD to a special Memorial Day service and parade in Chestertown, MD on Monday May 30, 2011.  The PGR will stand in a flag line to honor fallen heroes at the Chestertown Cemetery. 
 
This year the post will be honoring, L. Rollison "Mac" McGinnis.  He graduated from Chestertown High School class of 1936. At seventeen he enlisted into the Maryland National Guard as a Combat Medic. On January 1, 1941 his unit, the 115th Infantry of the 29th Division was called into active duty for World War II.   They trained in the United States and England before storming Omaha Beach at Normandy on D-Day, June 6, 1944. From there they fought through France and into Germany where they helped liberate several concentration camps.  He was honorably discharged on June 18th, 1945 and was awarded a Bronze Star and Purple Heart.
 
After we complete the cemetery honors, the PGR has also been invited to participate in the Chestertown parade and short ceremony / veteran recognition near the town center.

Ride Captain:  Bubba Jim Hutson, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Tel: 410-827-4718 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            410-827-4718      end_of_the_skype_highlighting
 
Bubba will be hosting a preliminary rally point at the Royal Farms at the corner of MD 50 and MD 213.  We will leave this point and proceed on MD 213 to the final rally point at the Royal Farms at the corner of MD 213 and MD 544.  Anyone wishes to fall in line on the way will be welcome to do so.  This distance is approximately 21 miles.
 
From the Royal Farms at MD 544 and MD 213, we will all ride to the Chestertown Cemetery and set the flag line.  This distance is approximately 3 miles.
 
The parade is completely voluntary.  (Approximately 1 mile). Those who do not wish to participate in the parade may leave following the cemetery honors.
 
This event is open to all who wish to honor our veterans and those who sacrificed for our country.  Come on iron horses or in cages - all will be welcome.  3' / 5' flags will be needed for the flag line.  If you are going to participate in the parade - safely mounted large flags are welcome, or decorate your steed anyway you wish - as long as it's safe.
 
Food and gas are available at both rally points.
 
Monday 30 May, 2011.
Preliminary Rally Point:     Royal Farms @ Maryland MD 50 and MD 213l
                              Time:     0630 - KSU 0645
 
Final Rally Point:    Royal Farms @ MD 213 and MD 544
                   Time:    0715- KSU 0730
 
Cemetery Honors :  0800 - 0900 (approximately)
 
Parade: 1000 - 1100 (approximately)
 
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