- Posted May 7, 2012 by
Iron Mountain, Michigan
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Honoring Deploying Soldiers
- jmsaba, CNN iReport producer
As the 1432 Engineer Company deploys from Kingsford, Michigan.. The MI Patriot Guard Riders are there waiting. We Honor these Soldiers and their Families by standing with American Flags.
When it comes time to leave, we fly our flags in front of the group, so people know Brave American Soldiers are coming.. We also stay behind them so we can keep them as close as possible, for as long as we can.
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One thing that people may not understand about the PGR, many are Vietnam Veteran's who want to be sure No Soldier is EVER treated the way they were so many years ago. When I ride with these guys, I have a lot of respect for them, as well as the soldiers we Honor.
We traveled over 200 miles with these young soldiers, all through Upper Michigan until we got to the Mackinaw Bridge. Police escorted us the entire length of the ride. So many people standing along the way offering their support too. A very emotional escort it was..
As we pulled over near the Mackinaw Bridge, our mission was complete.. yet theirs had only begun. Stay Safe Soldiers, we'll be here to bring you home one year from now...