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I had the honor of riding with the Patriot Guard Riders escorting the latest Alaska Airlines Fallen Hero Cart from SeaTac to San Francisco (SFO) airport this weekend.  We left SeaTac Thursday (in the rain) with about forty riders and arrived at SFO yesterday afternoon with over 150!.  What a ride!  And what a wonderful tribute to our fallen heros by Alaska. Hats off to Alaska for all they do for our veterans!  Read more at:

http://www.kgw.com/article/news/local/alaska-airlines-fallen-soldier-cart-makes-stop-in-portland/283-550942050

or

http://ktvl.com/news/local/local-veterans-help-escort-fallen-hero-cart-from-seattle-through-oregon

or

https://www.facebook.com/alaskaairlines/?hc_ref=ARR8QDg-G_aYXD7MWFkrTiJUtflsyuWBmF-cMB1L0tc7qQ38GFDzrlmUmTZaaQBoTLI&fref=nf

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On 5/13/2018 at 10:35 PM, lenp said:

I had the honor of riding with the Patriot Guard Riders escorting the latest Alaska Airlines Fallen Hero Cart from SeaTac to San Francisco (SFO) airport this weekend. 

Thank you for escorting our service member home.

Jim

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Jim,

This escort was simply an empty cart.  The cart will be used at SFO when/if a fallen solder (or police/fire/emergency responder) is moved through SFO.

Alaska builds one of these carts nearly every year (since 2011 I think) and the Patriot Guard Riders escort them to their destination.  

We (PGR) certainly do provide escorts for the fallen as well as funerals and other events.  Tomorrow the Central Oregon PGR is taking a Vietnam veteran for his "final" ride before his cremains are buried.  It is (in my opinion) a great honor to provide these services to our departed comrades.

Lenp

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