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Old 08-10-2009, 12:27 PM   #1
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American Flag Carried Across the Country to Marine's Daughter

PALM COAST, FL -- The daughter of a Marine who served in the Vietnam war received a surprise honor Sunday afternoon: her father's burial flag, hand delivered from California by the Patriot Guard Riders.
Sgt. Michael Gares died last week in Riverside, California of natural causes.
His daughter, 18-year-old Jennifer Gares, and her brother, Andrew, live in Flagler County and could not afford a plane ticket to fly out to his funeral.
During the funeral, which took place at Riverside National Cemetery, the Patriot Guard Riders stood in the family's place.
As a tradition, the serviceman's burial flag is handed down to a widowed spouse, a parent, or the oldest child in the family.
When the riders learned Sgt. Gares' family was in Florida and his burial flag was to be mailed back home, they stepped in, and organized a hand delivery.
"The way the vets feel, this is a flag of honor. It is treated with respect and a whole bunch of love from the combat brotherhood," said Ernest Tucker, a Vietnam Veteran.
For six days, the flag traveled on the back of motorcycles, from rider to rider, state to state.
Along the way, people added hand-written notes and mementos to the delivery.
The Gares family was asked to meet at VFW Post 8696 in Palm Coast Sunday for lunch and a special recognition ceremony.
Jennifer says she had no idea she would be greeted with the Riders, and her father's flag.
The Riders also gave her a plaque and notebook filled with the names of every person--nearly 1,000 signatures--who helped carry the flag.
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Great, but not surprising
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I am on another forum for adventure motorcycles
There was a marine in the sand box that just bought a cycle
on E-Bay,the bike was out east and was not in very good shape
He was getting home in 3 months in TEX

Well to make a long story short
One of us went to pick up bike and start the long ride
it was passed from one to another along the way
people just fixed it part by part so
when he got home it was ready to ride and sitting there
he had no clue
I only rode 80mile to pick it up
then took it about another 200 miles to a brother
in Iowa but thats how it got down

None of us had ever met this guy but most
of us had served
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