The National Park Service and the United States Navy will host the National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day 77th Anniversary Commemoration Ceremony to honor and remember the 2,390 American casualties lost during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the island of Oahu on December 7, 1941.
The ceremony will begin at 7:50 a.m. and take place on the Ceremonial Lawn at Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. Pearl Harbor survivors, WWII veterans, family members, and local dignitaries will be in attendance. Admiral Philip S. Davidson, Commander, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, will deliver the keynote.
A moment of silence will be observed at 7:55 a.m., the exact moment the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor began. A ship will render pass-in-review honors to the USS Arizona and all Pearl Harbor Survivors. A missing man flyover conducted by the 199th Fighter Squadron, Hawai’i Air National Guard and the 19thFighter Squadron, U.S. Air Force will follow.
Highlights of the ceremony will also include music by the U.S. Navy’s Pacific Fleet Band, a Hawaiian blessing, wreath presentations, a rifle salute by the U.S. Marine Corps, a vintage aircraft flyover, and Echo Taps in recognition of the men and women who survived the attack and those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country on December 7, 1941.
CongratulationsDavid "Gunny" Ray, the new Riders National Historian!
SOME DEPARTMENT OF GEORGIA RIDERS AT MID YEAR
AMVETS Post 12 Honor Guard performed a memorial service Wed, Mar 7th for PFC Patrick Emerson, age 78, US Army, POW, Vietnam War Veteran. PFC Emerson is laid to rest at Georgia National Cemetery.
AMVETS POST 12 SPONSORED THE BARROW COUNTY FEED THE HUNGRY FOR JAN. 25TH AND THIRTEEN MEMBERS OF THE POST, AUXILARY, RIDERS, SONS AND HONOR GUARD HELPED DISTRIBUTE THE FOOD.
FEB 3 Bingo for a cause Saturday Feb 3rd 6:30am-9:30am
Bingo cards $20 - 7 sheets/games each This will be the kickoff for every other Saturday!
VETERANS DAY EVENT AT YARGO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, WINDER. GA.
Over 2000 can goods and box food items were collected for Veterans in Need.
Thank you Yargo
Shout Out to Falcon's Fury for the event Sunday October 22, 2017 and to all the Riders (and Supporters) who were at the event which was in my books a huge success. We had Twenty five registered riders. Many thanks to the Riders who worked their collective butts off to make this a success and to the staff of Falcon's Fury and to the guest riders we had including Blue Iron. David Ray (Gunny)
NATIONAL AMERICANISM PROGRAM POST 12 WINNERS FOR 1ST GRADE AND 2ND GRADE, YARGO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, WINDER, GA.
CONTEST WINNERS FOR POST 12, KINDERGARTEN, 3RD GRADE AND 5TH GRADE, SPOUT SPRINGS SCHOOL OF ENRICHMENT
RON ( POP'S ) BEACHAM VETERANS MEMORIAL RIDE
RIDER OF THE YEAR CHAPTER 12 - John Sliman
ATHENS ON ICE, NEW YEARS DAY, JAN. 1, 2017
Taylor Davis Medical fund
On December 18, 2016, Taylor Davis, her brother and a very close friend were involved in a terrible vehicle accident. Taylor's brother Christian and close friend Max, walked away with minor injuries. However, Taylor suffered a head injury and is currently in the ICU in Gainesville, Georgia. Taylor was placed in a medically induced coma to assist with the brain swelling and to stop the seizures. As of December 19th, Taylor has regained limited conciousness and use of her arms. The swelling on her brain has significantly gone down and by the grace of God, she did not break any bones. She still has a VERY long road to recovery.
For anyone that does not know Taylor, she is a senior at Winder-Barrow High School. Taylor is very active in the JROTC program and is a very involved in serving our community. She is a God-loving, caring, and intelligent young-lady. Taylor is incredibly close with her parents and 5 younger brothers and sisters. She has a heart of gold and is loved by so many of her peers, friends and family.
We are asking for donations to assist with medical bills and what ever else the family may need. Taylor will need continuous care and therapy while she recovers. Our fund raising efforts will be continuous in order to ensure that her needs are met.
Veterans Day Yargo School
USMC 241 Anniversary
DEFENDERS OF FREEDOM RIDE 7
SEC SEPT 17 - 18 AT WARNER ROBINS, GA.
NATIONAL RIDER OF THE YEAR AWARD GOES TO MIKE BUSH
IN MEMORY OF RON BEACHMAN ( POPS )
AMVETS DEPT OF GA STATE CONVENTION, JUNE 3-5, 2016
POW-MIA HONOR CEREMONY - STATE CONVENTION
2016-05-081.wmv 1st Annual Amvets Riders Chapter 12 Car & Bike Show
Department of Georgia SEC in Warner Robins. Some of the Riders having lunch with Post 12 and Post 10
Dept of Georgia President Tom McNamara swearing in new Quartermaster John Sliman
Bob Heiss just having fun at SEC
Boot Drive, Sat, Apr 2nd at Winder Barrow Crossings
Ben Gardner has finally recovered from Heart transplant surgery and came to his first Riders Meeting, FEB 2016, with his wife Michelle.
MIRACLES DO HAPPEN YOU JUST HAVE TO BELIEVE! GOD BLESS THE MEDICAL TEAM THAT WORKED ON BEN'S HEART
FEED THE HUNGRY JAN. 2016, WINDER, GEORGIA
ATHENS ON ICE, JAN. 2016
Winder Ice Rink Event
POST 12 ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARTY, DEC. 13
MIKE BUSH AMVET MEMBER OF THE YEAR 2015 AND RIDER OF THE YEAR
LARRY MILLER AMVET RIDER OF THE YEAR 2015
WINDER ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARADE, DEC. 12, WINDER, GEORGIA
VETERANS SUPERMARKET OF BENEFITS IN ATHENS, GEORGIA
MAKE A DONATION OF $5 OR MORE AND RECEIVE A
DEFENDERS OF FREEDOM RIDE 6 SHIRT
We would like to thank AmVets Post 12 of Winder for their generous donation of $500.00 to our annual Christmas with a Cop program. Their donation will provide local children the opportunity to have a wonderful Christmas. We cannot thank them enough for the support of our community throughout the year. Pictured from the AmVets are Mike Bush, John and Sheila Sliman, Larry Miller, and Robert Devere. The Sheriff's Office is represented by Sgt. Jennifer Howell, Sgt. Faye Spaulding, Sgt. Tim Laturell, and Sheriff Smith.
Miracle at Last !!!!!
Good Morning All,
I got a text at 3 am from Michelle that Ben is having surgery for new his heart. The procedure was to start at 6 a.m. Please send prayers his way as well as to the family that the donor heart came from. As I get updates, I will post them. Thanks to everyone for the donations and prayers for the Gardner family.