Honor Flight Pittsburgh (A Call To Honor)
9 August 2021
The Patriot Guard Riders of Pennsylvania have been invited by Honor Flight Pittsburgh, to stand in silent honor and to lay a wreath on A Call To Honor: The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Replica as a Thank You for our support. Prior to the Memorial Ceremony,we have also been asked to escort, in coordination with The American Legion Riders to the Butler Farm Show Grounds.
Honor Flight Pittsburgh recognizes and honors our American Heroes who proudly served our country, thanking them by transporting them by a motor coach to Washington, D.C., to visit the war memorials dedicated to honor all for their service and sacrifice.
Honor Flight Pittsburgh Invite To Honor
A Call To Honor: The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Replica
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is a monument dedicated to American service members who have died without their remains being identified. It is located in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, adjacent to Fort Myer just across the Memorial Bridge from Washington, D.C.
A Call To Honor: The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Replica is owned and managed by the Americanism Committee of the Exchange Club of Rome, Ga. It was constructed by Phillip Burkhalter Builders of Rome, which is owned by a member of our club. It was constructed after their regular work hours. The materials involved in its construction were pine, composite materials, carbon-fiber sheets for added strength, aluminum framing, and retractable wheels for ease in moving.
All of the artwork was carved with a hand dremel and it was painted to resemble the marble of the real one at Arlington National Cemetery by Mr. Chuck Schmult, a well-known and extremely talented Rome, Georgia artist.
It is the hope of the Exchange Club of Rome and the National Exchange Club that the sacrifices of our men and women in uniform are never forgotten, for without their supreme sacrifice of their lives, and in the case of the unknowns, their identity, our way of life would not be possible!
A Call To Honor: The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Replica will be on display from the 9th of August to the 11th of August, 10AM-10PM for the 9th & 10th, 10AM-1PM on the 11th of August.
This year marks the 100th Anniversary of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, all are welcome. For those unable to assist in the escort and would like to attend, please go to the Butler Farm Show Grounds.
Monday, 9 August 2021
Staging/Briefing: 7:00 AM
Located just south of I-80 on the south bound side, two miles from Barkeyville
T&A Truck Stop
5644 St, PA-8, Harrisville, PA 16038
KSU, Escorting to Butler Farm Show Grounds, Alternate Staging: 7:30 AM
625 Evans City Rd, Butler, PA 16001
Flag Line set upon arrival
Service at 9:00 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, bring your 3 X 5 handheld American flags.
RCIC: Timothy “Timmaye” Smith