Colorado Patriot Guard Leads ‘Honor Flight’ Escort Sunday Morning May 5th
The 2013 Northern Colorado Honor Flight has special meaning for myself and especially every active member of the Patriot Guard and if you have never seen an Honor Flight escort you should make plans for tomorrow, Sunday May 5th.
Tomorrow, Sunday May 5th marks a very important day for about 185 WWII, Korean War and recipients of the Purple Heart from the Viet Nam War as they depart from the Embassy Suites (4705 Clydesdale Parkway) off I-25 in Loveland to go say hello to some old friends who gave their lives many years ago.
A full motorcycle escort led again by the Patriot Guard Riders of Colorado will escort these war hero's to DIA for their flight to Washington D.C. to pay homage at their respective war memorials. All motorcycle riders who would like to ride in this escort are welcome and encouraged to come show your support.
The Patriot Guard flag line starts at 6:15 AM at the Embassy Suites. Veterans will load onto the buses at 8:00 AM and the escort will leave promptly at 8:30 AM. The route goes South down I-25 so if you don't ride but still want to show your support and see one of the most amazing things ever, find a spot along I-25 to wave a flag as everyone goes by.
The escort ends at the Signature FBO hangar at DIA. This mission has special meaning for me since I just found out that a neighbor of mine who just recently lost his wife of 60+ years will be on that Honor Flight tomorrow and I plan on being there to shake his hand.
Top priority is given to the senior veterans – World War II survivors, along with those other veterans who may be terminally ill. The spare no expense in honoring our hero's from war's past. With over 800 World War II veterans dying each day the time to express our thanks to these brave men and women is now as there may not be a tomorrow for many of these warriors.