PGR Field of Remembrance
To All Patriot Guard Riders,
I have been asked by the
South Dakota State
Captain to help
him get the word out about a project that is being done here in
Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. The
Sturgis Rally is being held August 3 -
in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Some of you may be planning to
come to the rally following the Gathering of the Guard in Utah.
I believe that many of you have heard of the Field of Remembrance
project that is being done by the PGR members of South Dakota this
summer during the Sturgis Classic Motorcycle Rally this
August. The field will consist
flag poles, 23
feet in height. Fifty of the poles will fly a US flag and a
state flag. Also
flying will flags representing all branches of the services, the
POW/MIA flag, the
American Legion flag
and the Patriot
Guard Flag. In addition to the 60 flag
poles, there will be a smaller flag flying for each our our Heroes
lost in the War
That means there will be close to 5000 flags flying at the Field of
Remembrance in 2009!
Last year, the Field was a very emotional event for all of us
involved. We touched a lot of hearts and shared tears with many
visitors to the Field. In order to raise funds for this
project, we are asking members from each state to sponsor flags.
Every one of our states have lost Heroes to the war. All of these
Heroes will be recognized at the Field. You or your members may
want to sponsor a flag or flags to help recognize those Heroes.
Many members are making donations to the Field committee to be used
as needed by the committee.
The sponsor(s) get to choose what they wish done with the sponsored
flag at the end of the Fields' life. They can
1) have the flag sent to themselves
2) have the flag sent to any designated organization or
3) donate the flag to the Patriot Guard for use at
future Field of Remembrance projects.
Rather than go into detail in this email about how to sponsor a
flag, or how to make donations to the Field, I'll just include the
website that includes that information.
I am asking that you please help spread the word in your State.
Also, for members who cannot afford the $30 for sponsorship, on our
Field website, we have donation buttons where a member can donate as
little as a dollar to the cause. Donations and sponsorships can be
done via check, paypal and credit cards.
Please visit the website
and all the information is there.
I hope no one is offended by this email. All donations and
sponsorships are completely voluntary.
If anyone has any questions about the field, please write to either
me or to SD SC Tom at
Thank you for your help with this project.
High Plains Regional Captain,
MSgt, USAF (Ret)