We have lost another American hero. The family of James E. Stewart, 86, CPO 2nd Class, US Navy (Construction Battalion), have invited the Patriot Guard to stand in his honor. I had the privilege to talk with Mr. Stewart several weeks ago and he told me that around the time of WWII, he raced Indian motorcycles in this area. After he joined the Navy, they too found out that he raced and allowed him to do so. He was very proud of that time as well as once owning a motorcycle shop in Summit, KY. At age 80, he crossed another “bucket list” item off his list after he went skydiving. He really enjoyed life. The following arrangements have been made...
 
 
VISITATION/FUNERAL
DATE: Saturday, November 1, 2014
WHERE: Carmen Funeral Home, 2301 Argillite Rd, Flatwoods, KY 41139
TIME: 1200 hours (noon)
STAGING AREA: Hobby Lobby/Tractor Supply parking lot, intersection of US 23/Diederich Blvd, Ashland, KY
STAGING TIME: 1030 hours
KSU: 1045 hours
 
 
Burial will be at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Ashland. Please dress accordingly for the weather, bring your 3x5 flags, and arrive hydrated. If the weather is inclimate for bikes, please arrive in your cages. We stand to honor this veteran.
 
 
Ed Hicks will be the Ride Captain for this mission. If you have any questions, please contact me.
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TOYS FOR TOTS
 
For the second year the Kentucky Patriot Guards have been invited to lead the 32nd Annual Toys For Tots Motorcycle Run. Hosted by the Kentucky Motorcycle Association and The Marine Corps League. The ride will leave Logistics Drive and ending at Papa Johns Stadium, November 30, 2014 @ 2:00 PM. Lloyd will be leading us and thousands of other riders with new unwrapped toys for less fortunate kids all over Louisville and Southern Indiana. 
 
We will stage at Swifty gas station thats closed, 12000 Dixie Highway just south of the Gene Snyder @ 10:00 am with KSU at 10:30 
 
Toys For Tots is a program run by The United States Marine Corps Reserve which distributes toys to children whose parents cannot provide them gifts for Christmas. The program was founded in 1947 by reservist Major Bill Hendricks. 
 
Stage:
Time - 1000
KSU - 1030
Swifty Gas Station (south of Gene Snyder)
12000 Dixie Highway
Louisville, KY. 40272 
 
Lloyd will lead us over to the staging area for the ride as a group. If you cannot meet at Swifty and plan to join us at Logistics Drive tell the officers that your with KY PGR and they will let you in. If you ride around the block and enter from the rear you may not be able to get up front. If you have big flags on your bike please bring them. Bikes with big flags will ride up front behind Lloyd. We will also form a Flag Line atop the hill for opening ceremonies.    
 
Toys For Tots Run:
Date: November 30, 2014
Location: Logistics Drive & Greenbelt Highway
Stage: 1200
Toy Run: 1400
Ride will end at Papa Johns Stadium where toys will be delivered. 
 
RC: Chris Richardson
 
Chris Richardson
Senior Ride Captain
KY. Patriot Guard Riders