Memorial Day, Chestertown, May 26, 2014
Chestertown, MD Memorial Day Honors
26 May 2014
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 procession in Chestertown, MD on Monday May 26, 2014.
This year Post 36 will be honoring David A. Bramble. Mr. Bramble was born and raised in the community of Fairlee and graduated in 1934 from Kent County High School. He drove a truck before enlisting in the Army Air Forces in 1941. After completing pilot's training, he was assigned to the 8th Air Force in England. He flew 25 combat missions, including a raid over Berlin, aboard B-17 Flying Fortress bombers. His decorations included the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal with three oak leaf clusters. The  Patriot Guard Riders will honor this hero by standing a flag line during the service recounting the hero’s accomplishments.  After we complete the cemetery honors, the PGR has also been invited to participate in the procession to the Chestertown town center for a short ceremony and veteran recognition .
I will be hosting a preliminary rally point at the Royal Farms at the corner of MD 50 and MD 213 at Wye Mills, MD.  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 wishing to fall in line on the way will be welcome to do so.  This distance is approximately 21 miles.
From the final rally point at the Royal Farms at MD 544 and MD 213, we will all ride to St. Paul's Episcopal Cemetery, 7579 Sandy Bottom Rd. Chestertown, MD 21620 and set the flag line.  This distance is approximately 11 miles.
The procession following the cemetery ceremony is completely voluntary.  Those who do not wish to participate in it may leave following the cemetery honors. We will travel from the cemetery directly to the assembly point at 100 Dixon Rd. Chestertown, MD (Approximately 6 miles).  The procession itself is only about 1 mile long.  We are welcome to participate in the short ceremony at the processions end point.
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 at the cemetery.  If you are going to participate in the procession - safely mounted large flags are welcome, or decorate your iron steed anyway you wish - as long as it's safe.
Food and gas are available at both rally points.
This event will be conducted on Memorial Day Monday 26 May, 2014.  Rain or shine.
Preliminary Rally Point:     Royal Farms @ Maryland MD 50 and MD 213                             
                    Time:     0630 - KSU 0645
Final Rally Point:    Royal Farms @ MD 213 and MD 544
                   Time:    0715- KSU 0730
Cemetery Honors :  0830 - 0945 (approximately)
Procession: 1000 - 1100 (approximately)
Please watch this thread for possible changes.
Thanks for all you do - Ride Safe.   I hope to see many of you there.   
Ride Captain:  Bubba Jim Hutson, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Tel: 410-827-4718

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