Patriot Guard Riders Mission Alert: HOTH – Military Appreciati?on Night

Carl | September 13, 2012 

Kent Island (MD) High School Military Honor Night

The Patriot guard Riders have been invited, for the third year in a row, to escort and present colors at the Kent Island High School’s home opening football game and Military Appreciation Night on Friday, Sept. 14. Each year the school honors our Wounded Warriors, Military, and Veterans at this game. Our participation is important to the community here. It involves some precision riding on the track prior to the start of the game, a flag line during the opening ceremonies, and on the field during the halftime ceremony. In the years past this has been an extremely fulfilling and fun event. All are encouraged to attend. We’re hoping for a minimum of 8 riders but the more, the merrier!
See you there.

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Mission Itinerary:

RCIC: Capt. Mark Praschak

Rally Point: Shore Stop
Rt. 8 (Love Pt. Rd.) and Main St., Stevensville, MD 21666 – 1/2 mile north of Rt. 50/301, Exit 37.
From the West, this is the first exit after crossing the Bay Bridge. From the East, it’s the last
before crossing the bridge. Travel 1/2 mile North to first traffic light…Shore Stop on the right.

Rally Time: 1700 hrs.
KSU @ 1730 hrs. for short, 1 mile ride to the school. Speeds will not exceed 40 mph.

Briefing: 1800 hrs.
If you do not meet at the Rally Point and come directly to the school, please be there in time to attend this briefing! There is much choreography involved in this program and it is VERY IMPORTANT that all riders know and understand the directions and STRICT rules of conduct after we pass through the gates and onto the field.

1830+/- Patriot Guard main body enter stadium main gate, followed by Vets
Vets go to VIP tent
Patriot Guard line the track, facing football field
1845 – Entrance of KI Football, storage shed gate, carrying service colors
(4) Patriot Riders lead through KIVFD smoke machine
(4) Patriot Riders stay center field, 50 yd line, leave space for color guard
Football team members hand off service colors to cheerleaders who move to sidelines
Football team conducts breakdown then exits to sideline
1900 – Color guard moves to center of field, 50 yd line, between Patriot Guard
National Anthem
Patriot Guard & Color Guard move off field
Coin Toss, (1) Vet to act as Honorary Team Captain for KI and SD
Kick Off
2000+/- Half Time
Patriot Guard circles track, ½ clockwise, ½ counterclockwise meeting on the far side and crossing the field in pairs
Vets move from VIP tent to 15 yd line
Principal hands certs while announcer reads service summary
Weather: Intervals of clouds and sun with a 10% chance of showers. Temps 82/67. This is an extended forecast subject to change. Please monitor and dress accordingly.

Unfortunately, cages will not be permitted on-field but those who cage are encouraged to participate in the presentation of the colors during the festivities. Please bring your bike mounted and/or handheld 3×5 flags. Although highway speeds will not be reached all bike mounted flags will be inspected for the safety of those you ride with.

….and thanks for ALL you do!

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