Thread subject: Austin Area Patriot Guard Riders :: James W. “Jack” Mercer, 79, US Navy veteran, Georgetown, TX, 24 JAN 2020

Posted by markwells on 01/22/2020 21:46
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Confirmed Mission: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the memorial service for Mr. James W. “Jack” Mercer. Mr. Mercer served in the US Navy, leaving the service as a Signalman 3rd Class Petty Officer.

More about his life can be read here: https://www.ramse...ack-mercer

Date/Time: Friday, 24 January 2020. Memorial service begins at 3 pm.

Location: Ramsey Funeral Home, 5600 Williams Drive, Georgetown, TX 78633. We will stage at the funeral home.
Map link: https://goo.gl/ma...knuupyUP72

Timeline:
1:50 - 2:20 pm - Staging
2:20 pm - Briefing
2:30 pm - Flag line

Wx: High 66 deg F, mostly sunny

Notes: This is a flag line only mission. After the start of the service we will strike the flag line and depart quietly.

Ride Captain: Mark Wells, , 512-470-0380
Flag Wrangler: Mark Wells

Please attend to honor this sailor's service to our country.

Edited by markwells on 01/22/2020 21:54

Posted by markwells on 01/24/2020 16:54
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Great turnout at today's mission with 16 patriots on hand to honor Mr. Mercer. Max Vasquez came all the way from Kyle, and it was great to see Juan Gonzales at the mission, too. We had a nice looking flag line in front of the building with two stationed at the entrance drive off Williams.

I spoke briefly with Mrs Mercer. She didn't say much, but the tears which came to her eyes as I introduced myself and explained what we were doing spoke volumes.

Thank you to all who attended today. RIP Mr. Jack Mercer, US Navy.