Agent Orange Dog Tag Tree Memorial
14 August 2021
New Castle, PA
The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited by Hugh Coryea, Curator of The Agent Orange Dog Tag Tree, to escort then stand in silent honor for a Memorial service honoring our Vietnam veterans that have passed on due to complications of Agent Orange.
Hugh wanted to create a Dog Tag Tree to honor veterans who had been affected by Agent Orange after seeing a similar tree while visiting Mississippi with his father five years ago. The Agent Orange Dog Tag Tree, with Dog Tags hanging off the branches representing a Hero lost due to Agent Orange and a Healing Tree to all.
Agent Orange is a chemical herbicide used by the U.S. military during the Vietnam War in order to remove leaves and other foliage that gave enemy fighters cover. Approximately two million veterans worldwide have died from exposure.
Up-to-date list as of the 24th of June 2021 of conditions on the VA’s Agent Orange Presumptive List.
Disease Year Added
AL Amyloidosis 2006,Chronic B-Cell, Leukemia 2003,Chloracne 1991,Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 2001,Hodgkin’s Disease 1994,Ischemic Heart Disease 2010, Multiple Myeloma 2016,Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma 1991,Parkinson’s Disease 2010,Peripheral Neuropathy, Early-Onset 2013,Porphyria Cutanea Tarda 1994,Prostate Cancer 2013,Respiratory Cancers 1994,Soft Tissue Sarcomas* 1991,Bladder Cancer 2021, Hypothyroidism 2021 and Parkinsonism 2021.
Inviting all to honor
Saturday, 14th August 2021
Staging: 8:30 AM
Beer 4 Less And Pop
310 cascade galleria, New Castle, PA 16101
Briefing: 9:00 AM
KSU, Memorial Escort: 9:30 AM
1928 E Washington St, New Castle, PA 16101
Upon arrival, Flag Line set for Memorial Ceremony.
For those not assisting in the escort and would like to attend the Memorial, please arrive at Cascade Park, awaiting the arrival of all, ETA 9:45 AM.
Members can attend all of a mission or any part of the mission. PGR sets no time for a member to escort and or stand a mission. We Thank you for whatever time you give us and the families of our heroes appreciate your time.
Please be aware and alert of your surroundings. Also, before heading out please watch the weather, dress accordingly, grab your masks and bring your 3 X 5 handheld American flags.