"PGR-GT has been ask to attend and stand a flag line for a HERO who never made it home. Gary Collins, one of our Heroes that we honor in the Laying of the Roses ceremony will be remembered and honored for his sacrifice at this event.
Ms. Rosie Plaia is requesting a commitment that PGR-GT be there. I will be sending to Houston to see if they will stand the line with us. I know this is not till June 13th and but I need to see who is interested and who will commit. Please look over your calendar and lets have a great showing to honor SFC Collins and the sacrifice he and his family made.
Please RSVP by Thursday, 3-12 at 5:00 pm.
From Rosie Plaia, Organizer:
This in the Concert for Hope, June 13th, Winnie, Tx Park, 9am-midnight. Solid day of military tribute. Entertainment on and off the stage.
We have a huge tribute to a fallen soldier at 5pm, that is going to be so special. Lone Survivor will be on the premises. This is a charitable fund raiser. Proceeds going to LSF Crystal Beach Retreat. For Troops & their Families.
Thank you so much for your time and we await your RSVP. As I said, if we only end up with 10-20 due to some unforeseen horrific circumstance we understand....but this will mean the world to the family. He was #13 KIA (1st group of the war) and back then, we didn't honor as we do now...so he is over due! I will add his tribute events:
5:20pm, we would like the Patriotic Guard to arrive in the Winnie Park aligning the sides of the center street (where the TX Rice Festival is) also to help keep people back, the FAMILY OF FALLEN will be asked to the stage (county commissioner, JP, State Rep, will already be on stage)
5:30pm TAPS will play and queue the Cowboy Riderless Caisson to lead horse and stop in front of the stage. After TAPS, the Lone Star Pipers will play Amazing Grace
5:45pm The "Hard Target" time of the WWII planes 'Missing Man V Formation flyover", Then the platoon of SFC Gary Lamar Collins will be asked to the stage to "finally" greet/meet Family (a dream for many), then a video tribute will play of SFC Collins, then speeches from JP, County Commisioner, State Rep & SFC Collin's Commanding Officer (during that fateful day), then the presenting of the Recognition.
To know this man was to love him, as all of our troops are. This is long over due and deserves the biggest and the best. The Patriot Guard is part of that. By special request from the Widow & his 2 girls!
Gary Collin's Tribute Page: http://www.differentrhythm.org/#!fallensoldier/c149m
(turn your volume up)
Please RSVP as soon as you can for June 13th. We would love to include you in the day's event schedule and tell people, who are unfamiliar with much military representation, who you are and the goodwill you spread!
May God Bless,
Different Rhythm Foundation (benefitting Lone Survivor)
Gary Collin's Tribute page
Facebook Hamilton Loomis -- Official Artist Pagehttps://www.facebook.com/concertorHOPE
We are hoping that park is covered in red , white , blue!!
There will be bikes and cars as well. We have speakers, bands going till midnight, raffle. Take a look at everything and let me know. We would like for the guard to participate in the day of recognition for the Fallen. Of which I can go into greater detail.