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FINAL ITINERARY: WILLIAM PARKER CROSSLAND (83) UNITED STATES AIR FORCE RETIRED FRIDAY JANUARY 20,2023 PALESTINE
January 20 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
This is the final itinerary for the
Patriot Guard Riders
Mission to Honor
William Parker Crossland (83)
United States Air Force
January 20, 2023
Born: December 11, 1939
Died: January 16, 2023
The family has requested that the PGR be present.
The Mission is a ‘go’ and all contacts have been made.
FACE MASK REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS MISSION:
Flags will be spaced at 10 ft. to allow for buffer.
SHORT BIO: Mr. Crossland was a strong, independent man, and a hard worker. He was also a highly intelligent man holding three master’s degrees. Upon graduating from the University of Tennessee, he served in the United States Air Force as a pilot for over twenty years. He was a member of the Civil Air Patrol for over thirty years. Mr. Crossland was a true hero in war and throughout his life to his family and friends.
Services: 2:00 pm January 20, 2023
Rhone Memorial Chapel
3900 S State Hwy 19
Palestine, TX 75801
Staging: Rhone Memorial Chapel 12:00 pm to 12:30pm, Riders meeting 12:30pm
Flag line from: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Map link staging area: Rhone Funeral Home – Google Maps
Ride Captain: Terry Ray (Trainee)
Flag Captain: Jeff Smith
Weather Report: high will be close to 57*, (Notations:)
Please hydrate often, including the night before. Carry rain gear if needed.
ALL GROUPS, CLUBS and INDEPENDENTS ARE WELCOME.
The only prerequisite is RESPECT. Also remember, you do not have to ride a motorcycle to join in. The Flag Line is open to all who wish to participate.
Stand tall and silent as you honor this fallen veteran and family. Please ride or drive safe and defensively to this mission.
Thanks again for your participation with ET PGR.
*** Safety Notice ***
Before volunteering and / or attending any Patriot Guard Riders mission we encourage you to review all safety information below.
Included are some potential safety concerns to be aware of; however, this does not include the full scope of all potential hazards during any mission.
Anyone attending an East Texas Patriot Guard Riders mission understands that they do so at their own risk. SAFETY IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY AT AND DURING ANY MISSION.
Funeral Processions / Escorts / Flag Line
EVERY RIDER IS SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN SAFETY at all times while riding in a funeral procession or standing in a Flag Line.
At NO TIME are any riders authorized to block an intersection or otherwise impede traffic laws in any way. Only Law Enforcement Officials (LEO’S) are authorized to block and / or impeded the lawful flow of traffic.
If you choose to fly a flag on your bike you are SOLELY RESPONSIBLE for ensuring it is secured and not a danger to any other rider or traffic. Your bike overall condition: including tires, brakes and lighting should be in good operating condition. It is very important for the safety of all who participate. If you see a safety issue, notify the Ride Captain at the first opportunity.
It’s every RIDER’S PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY to hydrate prior to attending a mission.
Begin drinking water the night be-ore. Drink water when you wake up and continue drinking water all day to ensure your body stays hydrated. During this time of the season, it is very important you know your limitations. Let the Ride Captain or Flag Captain know if you need a break.
It is strongly encouraged that everyone should go to the Patriot Guard’s national web site www.patriotguard.org mission thread and post a brief message of condolence/sympathy to the family on the loss of their loved one. It’s been mentioned more than once that those kind words brought great comfort to a Spouse, Mother, Father, and family.
You can visit the East Texas Patriot Guard Riders official website at: www.etpgr.com
Join the ETPGR Facebook group go to:
Ride Captain: Bill Barrett
Chandler, Texas USA