Sep
15
8:30 AM08:30

ALR Chapter #111 Annual Memorial Ride and BBQ

Saturday Sept 15
All Riders Welcome!
Ride, BBQ, Great Raffle Items, (WINE plus other great donations!)

Honoring Fallen Warrior Sgt Ryan "Doc" Connolly, US Army.
KIA June 2008, Afghanistan.

Benefits the Ryan Connolly Scholarship at Santa Rosa JC
NEVER FORGET!

Pass along to all our riders, brothers, members and friends!
This is Open To All!
Just $10 for the BBQ.

Riding?
Stage 0830am Cafe Noto, Windsor Town Green (Windsor CA)
KSU 0920.

BBQ at Villa Chanticleer
12noon Sat Sept 15
900 Chanticleer, Healdsburg.

No reservation necessary!

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Jun
22
5:00 PM17:00

Ride to the Night at the Park

This Friday, 22 June 18, is our American Legion  night at the ball game at Raley Field.We will meet at the McClellan convention center.Off Watt Ave turn onto Palm Ave entering the McClellan park. Follow Palm west until you come to the convention center. Please be on time for KSU at 1700 hrs (5:00 p.m.).I will have tickets on sale at convention registration for those who have not purchased theirs.

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Dec
18
9:00 AM09:00

Funeral Services for Mike Hooper

Mike Hooper's funeral services will be at SVNC Dixon on Monday, December 18, 2017 at 0900 hrs. The family has asked for an escort from Post 807 in Linda, Calif to SVNC Dixon. I am personally asking all Riders from all Chapters who can make this escort to please be at American Legion  Post 807, 5477 Feather River Blvd  Olivehurst, California for KSU promptly at 0730 hrs. for the approximate one hour ride to SVNC Dixon. Be prepared for a flag line. Comrade Hooper is one of our FINEST and he dedicated his life to the Department of California American Legion .We, as a group, owe him all the respect we can give him by being there for his last ride. A celebration of Mike's life will be held at Post 807 this Thursday evening, December 14, 2017, at 1800 hrs. Please try to be there and support Janet and her family at this tragic time in their lives.

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Visit from National Commander Denise Rohan
Dec
15
11:30 AM11:30

Visit from National Commander Denise Rohan

Haggin-Grant Post 521 American legion in Rio Linda is honored to have the National Commander of The American Legion, Denise Rohan, visiting for a luncheon on December 15, 2017. We will be serving tri-tip sandwiches with side dishes of salads and desserts. There will be a charge of $7.00 for the lunch for all except the Commander and her entourage. Tickets are available through Post 521 (916-991-9921) or Bob Perryman (916-873 5007). Please let us know how many from your Post will be attending by December 13th to facilitate the purchase and preparation of the food. Thank you and we hope to see as many Legion Family members as possible in attendance to show support for Commander Rohan.

In my previous e-mail about the National Commanders visit I neglected to say what time we would be starting. As it stands Commander Rohan will be arriving at Post 521 at 1130 hrs with a meet and great and then lunch. She is scheduled to leave Post 521 around 1400 hrs for her short trip over to Yolo Post 77 in Woodland. ALR 521 will be escorting the Commander from Dixon to Rio Linda and from Rio Linda to Woodland. Riders, please let me know if you are available that day to escort. Thank you.

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Nov
24
9:00 AM09:00

Escort for Bok Chung

Bok Chung, a member of Post 521, has passed away and his family has requested an escort to SVNC Dixon on Friday 24 NOV 17. Those who can make it please meet at Post 521 for KSU at 0900. There will be a celebration of life at  Post 521 beginning at 1300 hrs. Bok was one of our own so let's show him all the respect we can. Hope to see you there. 

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Nov
11
8:30 AM08:30

Veterans Day Parade

This Saturday, 11 NOV 17, is Veterans day so we are going to be in the parade downtown again. Everyone who wishes to ride in the parade meet at Post 521 with KSU at 0830 Saturday morning. We will also  be serving dinner after the parade at Post 521 to all Veterans. Hope to see you there.

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Oct
8
9:30 AM09:30

Breakfast Ride

OK riders, pursuant to member requests we are going to start having day rides starting this Sunday, 8 Oct 17. We will go to breakfast and then for a ride. Destination is to be determined by those who show up. If you want to go meet at the Post Sunday morning for KSU at 0930. SUNDAY...SUNDAY...SUNDAY!!!!

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Sep
29
10:00 AM10:00

Funeral for Jim Hall Sr

We have lost a long time member of Post 521 and a well known character in our community, Jim Hall Sr.  His services will be held at Sunset Lawn cemetery at 1000 hrs this Friday, 29 Sept 17. ALR 521 will provide a flag line at the chapel. We will leave Post 521 at 0930 for the short ride. There will be a celebration of life at Post 521 with Military honors following the services at Sunset Lawn. Jim will be en turned at SVNC Dixon on Wednesday, 4 October 17, at 1030 hrs.  ALR 521 will be escorting the funeral procession to Dixon and providing a flag line for the services. We will meet at Post 521 for KSU at 0845. Please let me know if you can attend either one of these services.

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Jul
30
9:30 AM09:30

Picnic at the VA Home in Yountville

This year the picnic at the VA Home in Yountville will be on the week-end of July 29-30. As usual the ALR will be serving  lunch to the residents on Sunday 30 July 2017. 
We will muster at the parking lot at the main entrance to the home no later then 0930 hrs. 
When we receive the call from the picnic coordinator we will ride into the picnic area for presentation of colors and then proceed with serving the residents their lunch.
 

STAGE:  Lower Parking Lot at the entrance to Veterans Home of Calif.
260 California Dr, Yountville, CA, Just off Hwy 29
KSU: After 0930hrs

This is typically a large gathering of several Area 1 and NorCal ALR Chapters.
 

NOTE: Anyone intending to arrive Saturday and are willing to help with Dinner for the Baseball Teams, Contact Bob Perryman. <elvertahotrod@gmail.com>

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Jul
15
5:30 PM17:30

Warriors’ Watch Riders Ride for CHARLES “CHUCK” McCRORY

The Warriors’ Watch Riders would like to announce the following upcoming mission:

The Warriors’ Watch Riders have been invited to help celebrate and honor this Vietnam Veteran. Chuck was a combat medic in the Army when he was 19! He served in the ARMY and when he returned to the states, he became a doctor. We will be doing a Flag line and presenting challenge coins to this hero at his birthday party. He is turning 70. Bring your flags and hugs!!

RIDE DETAILS:

Who: CHARLES “CHUCK” McCRORY

When: JULY 15TH 2017

Staging Time: 1730 HRS (5:30pm)

Staging Area: CHEVRON / 1400 BLUE OAKS BLVD ROSEVILLE, CA

Briefing: 1745 HRS (5:45pm)

KSU: 1800 HRS (6:00pm)

Destination: LESS THAN 1 MILE TO HIS HOME

Road Captain: DAN “DANO” GROSS

Security Note: ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INTEL, SUCH AS HOME ADDRESS’S AND OR FLIGHT INTEL WILL NEVER BE POSTED! CONTACT R/C FOR THAT INTEL.

The Warriors’ Watch Riders would like extend an invitation to all Military Support Organizations and their members to attend the above mission. Please distribute this invitation to all of your members and friends on your mailing list. All Riders are welcomed. Thank you.

***WWR Members Note: Please check the “Confirmed Mission” on website***

>>>>PLEASE ARRIVE AT STAGING WITH A FULL TANK OF FUEL<<<<

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Jun
24
11:45 AM11:45

The Warriors’ Watch Riders Ride for Glenn Taylor

The Warriors’ Watch Riders would like to announce the following upcoming mission:

TO CELEBRATE THE 97TH BIRTHDAY OF QUARTERMASTER 3RD CLASS, GLENN TAYLOR / US NAVY. HIS FAMILY HAS REQUESTED OUR COMPANY TO HELP CELEBRATE THIS HEROS BIRTHDAY. HE SERVED IN WWII ABORD SEVERAL DESTOYERS. HE LOVES TO SHARE HIS STORIES ABOUT HIS SERVICE AND WHAT IS LIKE TO GROW ALMOST 100 YRS AGO. HE IS PHYSCALLY NOT ABLE TO GET AROUND, BUT HIS GRANDDAUGHTER HAS TOLD ME THAT HE IS VERY “TOGETHER”! HE WILL BE ABSOLUTELY BLOWN AWAY WITH OUR PRESENCE. PLEASE HELP ME TO WISH HIM A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY.

RIDE DETAILS:

Who: US NAVY GLENN TAYLOR

When: SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 2017

Staging Time: 1145 HRS (11:45am)

Staging Area: QUARRY PARK / 4000 ROCKLIN RD, ROCKLIN, CA 95677

Briefing: 1200 HRS (12:00pm)

KSU: 1215 HRS (12:15pm)

Destination: 2406 LAURELWOOD COURT, ROCKLIN, CA 95677

Road Captain: DANO

Security Note: ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INTEL, SUCH AS HOME ADDRESS’S AND OR FLIGHT INTEL WILL NEVER BE POSTED! CONTACT R/C FOR THAT INTEL.

The Warriors’ Watch Riders would like extend an invitation to all Military Support Organizations and their members to attend the above mission. Please distribute this invitation to all of your members and friends on your mailing list. All Riders are welcomed. Thank you.

***WWR Members Note: Please check the “Confirmed Mission” on website***

>>>>PLEASE ARRIVE AT STAGING WITH A FULL TANK OF FUEL<<<<

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Feb
3
11:00 AM11:00

Flag Line for Tommy Fusaro

We have lost one of our own, Tommy Fusaro has passed away and the family has requested a flag line at SVNC Dixon on Friday 3 February 17 at 1100 hrs. If it is not raining I am going to ride to Dixon. If it is raining I am going to cage it, either way I will be leaving Post 521 at 0930 hrs Friday morning. Let's show this Veteran final respects from Us. Hope to see you all there.

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Dec
17
9:00 AM09:00

Wreaths Across America

Just a reminder that we are going to SVNC Dixon for the Wreaths across America services Saturday morning. Chapter 233 has committed to being there and I believe 383 is going also. We must be there by 0900 hrs so we will have KSU at 0730 hrs. Again please let me know who is going so I know who to expect. "Wreaths" is a reminder to us all how many people have served our country and it is a chance for us all to show our gratitude and respect.

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Dec
16
11:00 AM11:00

Walk for Veterans

  • California Vietnam Veterans Memorial (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The American Legion National Commander will be in Sacramento this Friday for a "Walk For Veterans" at the state capital. The walk will start at the Vietnam Memorial on 15th street at 1100 hrs. Anyone who wants to go with me I will be leaving Post 521 at 1000 hrs. Immediately after the walk, whether permitting, we will be escorting the NC to Dixon where we will hand him off  to other Riders. Again let's show the NC that the Riders are here and we support the American Legion. Attend if you can.

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ALR #111 Memorial Ride and BBQ
Oct
8
8:30 AM08:30

ALR #111 Memorial Ride and BBQ

SAVE THE DATE! Saturday Oct 8

American Legion Riders Chapter #111 (Sonoma County) will have their 7th Annual Fallen Warrior Memorial Ride and BBQ Saturday October 8, 2016.

This year we honor US Army Pfc Caesar Viglienzone, KIA 1 Feb 2006 in Iraq.

 

Caesar Viglienzone was born in Hawaii while his father was serving in the US Navy and moved to Santa Rosa at age 9. He enjoyed Sonoma County Life: canoeing, abalone diving, BMX riding, skate boarding, playing drums, harmonica and guitar. After High School he enlisted in the US Army and was assigned to 101st Airborne and deployed to Iraq. Caesar was KIA by an IED Feb 1, 2006 along with two other soldiers in the vehicle.

 

Check-In: Cafe Noto 650 McCelland, Windsor Town Green

(Windsor is just North of Santa Rosa on Hwy 101)

Registration: Starts 8:30am

Ride Departs: 9:30am

2 hr Hour Scenic Ride in Beautiful Sonoma County

$20 Rider, $10 Passenger

Tri-Tip BBQ: Villa Chanticleer Picnic Grounds

1248 N Fitch Mountain Rd, Healdsburg, CA

$10 BBQ Only

Donated Raffle Prizes (We are Looking for More Raffle Prizes!)

Benefit: Homes For Our Troops HFOTUSA.ORG (Currently building two homes in Northern Calif)

 

BBQ Picnic and Raffle Open To All. Be there 12 noon to Welcome Riders as they arrive!

All Motorcycle Riders are Welcome on the Ride. Wear your Colors -- and Never Forget!

 

For more Info reply to this email or call Steve Bowne 707-578-4775

 

Ride Safe

Mitch Laing

ALR Area 1 Communications

ALR #111 Past President, SAL #111 Past Commander

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Gold Country Poker Run
Oct
1
8:30 AM08:30

Gold Country Poker Run

ALR Chapter 130 along with Sons Squadron 130 will be hosting their first annual Gold Country Poker Run Saturday Oct 1, 2016.

Beautiful Territory to ride as I'm sure most of you know.

Rider is $20, $30 for 2-Up

Includes TriTip BBQ

$3 Breakfast during 8:30-10:30am Registration (until Breakfast sells out)

BBQ is 12noon-2:30pm

3pm Drawing for 50/50 and Hand Carved "Biker Bear"

Also a Live Auction for a 1979 Sportster! with Proceeds going to Veterans.

Registration and Gathering is at the Grass Valley Vets Hall, 255 So Auburn Street, GV

Encouraging All ALR Riders, Friends and Family to participate.

This is Open To All Riders!

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American Legion Riders West Coast Rally 2016
Sep
23
to Sep 25

American Legion Riders West Coast Rally 2016

This year's American Legion Riders West Coast Rally will include the annual KIA Thunder Run and Flag Raising - Honoring Gold Star Families. Combining these two events will afford ALR Chapters from all over the state the opportunity to participate in this venerable event that for years has raised awareness of the sacrifices made and endured by those who have lost loved ones in battle.

Over the last fifteen years we have focused our efforts on remembering the fallen heroes of the conflicts in the mid-East. Families from the region and their supporters have gathered together at The Flags in Moss Landing to acknowledge their losses and share their grief. Many have received condolences in the form of the traditional signed KIA flags that are the emblem of our cause.

This year we will seek to honor those who lost a family member in combat during the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. Often historically overlooked, these families richly deserve to have their losses recognized. We are honored to take up this cause and provide them with a symbol of our condolences. Their sacrifice was significant and our acknowledgment is appropriate.

Please join us on September 24th, 2016 "at the flags" near J&S Surplus on Highway 1 in Moss Landing, beginning at noon, for a ceremonial raising of the colors in honor of these Gold Star Families.

Further, if you are a member of a family who lost someone in either conflict - Korea or Vietnam - please contact us using the contact information below so that we may include you in our recognition ceremony. If you know of any Gold Star Families of either era, please let them know about this event or pass their information along to us so that we might reach out them.

Hy Libby
President
American Legion Riders
Chapter 31
hlibby@sbcglobal.net

Ignacio Alvarez
Past President
American Legion Riders
Chapter 31
americanlegionrider@gmail.com

http://alr31.org/ALR31events.html
Registration Form

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Aug
19
9:00 AM09:00

Escort for Jerry Ray Paul US ARMY

From Buzz PGR Asst State Captain

Participate if you can to show support for our fallen PGR Brother and Veteran

The Patriot Guard Riders have been requested to Escort Jerry to his final resting place. Jerry served in the US ARMY from 1968-1971. Jerry was a Patriot Guard Rider and rode in many missions. Jerry was on a motorcycle road trip with his brother. Unfortunately, he lost control of his bike somehow and was in a horrible accident. Jerry did not survive his injuries. Jerry has been a mentor to many young men and always had a helping hand out to whoever needed it!

Please bring your Flags and lets Honor not only the Veteran but a fellow rider as well.

WHO: Jerry Ray Paul US ARMY

WHEN: Friday August 19th, 2016

STAGING TIME: 0830hrs

STAGING AREA: Callaghan Mortuary 3833 East Avenue , CA Livermore 94550

http://mapq.st/2aS2Yoq

KSU: 0900

DESTINATION:Sunset Lawn Chapel of the Chimes 4701 Marysville Blvd.  CA Sacramento 95838

http://mapq.st/22UuqTJ

RIDE CAPTAIN: Please step up if you can. 

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Jul
31
8:00 AM08:00

American Legion Picnic Yountville

On July 31,2016 the American Legion Picnic will be held at Yountville Veterans Home in Yountville, California. As in the past the American legion Riders will be there to help serve lunch to the residents of Yountville. We will meet in the parking lot at the entrance to the home at 1000 hrs and ride into the picnic as a group at 1030 hours. Please plan to attend and show these veterans the respect and gratitude they so deserve. Chapter 521 will meet at Post 521 at 0800 for KSU at 0830. This is a ride we can all do and enjoy helping our fellow Veterans. Please try  to attend.

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May
23
10:00 AM10:00

Flag Line for Daniel Martin

This is the Flag Line I talked about at the last meeting.  A good friend and neighbor, Jim Martin’s father, Daniel Martin, died on April 18th.  Jim has asked us to provide a Flag Line at his father’s service at the National Cemetery in Dixon on May 23, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.  Master Chief Martin served 20 years in the US Navy including on board the USS Bennington and missile frigate USS Reeves.  He did three tours to the Gulf of Tonkin onboard the Reeves.  Master Chief Martin completed his service in 1974 as Chief of Communications on Oahu.

 I am hoping we can show up in mass and show our support to the Martin family.  I believe we agreed to meet at the Post on the morning of the service with KSU at 8:30 a.m.  If you have any questions, give me a call, (916) 201-6199.

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Fallen Hero's Cart
May
14
to May 16

Fallen Hero's Cart

Below is the Itinerary for Escort and Delivery of the Fallen Hero's Cart
Beginning Day 2 the Cart will make it's way from Oregon into California and many from American Legion Riders Areas 1, 2, 3 will join in as this escort continues down to Ontario

(Further Information on the Fallen Hero's Cart is in a separate email to follow shortly)
 

Join at any listed location and travel until you are ready to split off
If planning to stay overnight you will need to make a reservation, phone numbers are listed


Highways to be traveled:
I-5 south to Hwy 152 east to Hwy 99 south to Hwy 58 east to I-15 south to I-10 west to exit 55A – Holt Blvd west

Day 1: Friday May 13SeaTac to (I -5) Canyonville, OR - Seven Feather Casino – 373 Miles
1. SeaTac Airport, 17801 International Blvd. Lodging: Quality Inn 2900 S. 192 St., SeaTac, WA, 206-241-9292
2. Rochester Shell Station, 19704 Old Highway 99 Southwest
3. Battle Ground/Gee Creek Rest Area/mile post 13 WA – Handoff/ Drain, Stop & Go
4. Gladstone, Latus Harley Division, 807 E. Berkeley Street, Eugene OR
5. Tangent, Chevron, 33157 Oregon 34, (Albany)
6. Rice Hill, Pilot Travel Center, 800 John Long Rd., Oakland Oregon
7. Canyonville, Seven Feathers Casino, 146 Chief Miwaleta Lane, Canyonville, OR, 541-839-1111

Day 2: Saturday May 14Canyonville to (I-5) Corning, CA – Rolling Hills Casino – 272 miles
1. Canyonville, Seven Feathers Casino, 146 Chief Miwaleta Lane, OR, 541-839-1111
2. Pilot Truck Stop, 1600 E. Pine Street, Central Point, OR
3. Chevron Station, 12 South Weed Blvd., Weed, CA
4. Redding T/A, 19483 Knighton Road, Redding, CA
5. Corning Rolling Hills Casino, 2655 Everett Freeman Way, Corning CA, 530-824-3220

Day 3: Sunday May 15Corning, (I–5 to Hwy 152 to Hwy 99) Visalia, CA Wyndham Hotel -387 miles
1. Corning Rolling Hills Casino, 2655 Everett Freeman Way, Corning CA, 530-824-3220
2. Woodland Arco, 450 County Road 102, Woodland CA
3. Lodi Flying J, 15100 Thornton Road, Lodi, CA
4. Santa Nella, Love’s, 29025 Plaza Drive, Santa Nella Village, CA
5. Madera Pilot, 22717 Ave 18 ½ , Madera CA
6. Visalia Wyndham Hotel, 9000 W Airport Drive, Visalia, CA 559-651-5000

Day 4: Monday May 16Visalia (Hwy 99 to Hwy 58 to I-15 to I-10) Ontario, CA Radisson Hotel – 276 miles
1. Visalia Wyndham Hotel, 9000 W Airport Drive, Visalia, CA 559-651-5000
2. Bakersfield I-5 Off Ramp 31, CA – Handoff/ Stop & Go
3. Tehachapi Love’s, 2000 E. Tehachapi Blvd., Tehachapi, CA
4. Harley Davison of Victorville, 14522 Valley Center Drive, Victorville, CA
5. Ontario Radisson Hotel Airport, 2200 E. Holt Blvd., Ontario, CA

 

Information About the “Fallen Hero’s Cart”

The nation which forgets its defenders will itself be forgotten. Alaska Air mechanic and baggage handlers observed the lack of dignity and mishandling of the remains of our Nation’s Fallen Heroes and took it upon themselves to right the wrong. They formed an all-volunteer group the “Alaska Airlines Fallen Soldier Project”. These individuals formed an internal, all-volunteer organization to procure old luggage carts and renovate them. The group paints, decorate, and donates these carts to other International Airports to use as dedicated baggage carts to be used specifically for off-loading and transporting the remains of any of our fallen heroes. The blue cart; adorned with American flag curtains, military insignias and a red carpet interior; is to ensure the remains of fallen soldiers are treated and transported with dignity and honor along their journey home to their final resting place. It’s the most visible component of the Alaska Airlines Fallen Soldier Program. In August 2015, one of these carts was delivered to San Diego, International Airport. Alaska Airlines has similar carts in Anchorage, Sacramento, Portland, Los Angeles and Seattle. The Alaska Airlines volunteer group of maintenance employees volunteered to develop a new transfer process and suggested it to maintenance leadership for approval. The protocol spells out details on loading and unloading, the distribution of responsibility for each transfer stage, pre-huddle checklists and escort handling. All of the flight crew is included in the protocol from the captain to the baggage handlers and all members of the crew are trained to ensure the protocol is followed. The volunteers are continuing to enhance the program. Technicians built a mock casket so employees can simulate an arrival and departure in the hangar for training. Neon safety vests with the "Fallen Soldier" emblem spread awareness and put a spotlight on the program. Protocol requires military escorts to stay with the remains of a fallen soldier from the time they leave a mortuary until they arrive at their final resting place. The remains are shipped as cargo, but escorts accompany the casket into holding facilities between flights. The technicians created a handbook detailing exactly how the remains are to be handled, such as loading the fallen soldier on the aircraft last to ensure unloading first and requesting a private Transportation Security Administration screening for the military escort. Fallen Hero’s Group has gone beyond the loading and unloading of the remains of our fallen hero, within the protocol they have developed procedures for the support an comfort of the volunteer who escorts the fallen hero home. Alaska Airlines make available to these individuals an office, hot meals, beds, showers, telephones and Wi-Fi to help lessen the stress on these individuals. It should be noted that the Fallen Hero’s Cart is not used solely by Alaska Airlines. The cart is made available to all airlines at the airport where it is stationed. Alaska Airlines sends each airlines information about the cart and assures each airline the use of the cart. You may gain more information about the Fallen Hero’s Cart by going to Alaska Airlines Fallen Soldier Cart website for a full description and videos of the volunteer program.

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