See the video below this final report, for photos and video of EVENT...
Sunday September 17, 2017
"EVENT" - Team RWB Old Glory Relay - Canby, CA - *This was NOT a PGR mission:*
Good day PGR......
Please open and view the below link to the Team Red White & Blue Relay for general information.
Click - Team Red White & Blue Relay Info for information about this Relay run across America.
This isn't your typical PGR "After Action Report".....
Yes it's after, yes there was action and yes this is a report, but not a PGR mission.
(even though there were 4 PGR members present)
Susanville 1; Alturas 2 and Bend, Oregon 1.
In the afternoon of Sept. 17th, the Team Red, White & Blue Old Glory Relay members from Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls finished their leg of the relay in Canby, CA. They were met by a cheering group of well-wishers at the Canby Fire Hall and invited inside to relax and enjoy a free luncheon provided by members of the Alturas Lions Club.
The Old Glory Relay is an annual quest across different segments of our nation and relay team members either run or bicycle for their individual section or "leg" of this event.
This year it began in Seattle, Washington and will go all the way to L.A. before turning east and will end in Tampa, Florida. Each team will carry the same Red, White & Blue large American Flag and pass it off to the following team...much like participants in a foot-race would pass off a baton, so that very same flag will eventually end up in Florida in November.
I'm proud to say I was asked to head up the reception committee in Canby.
My wife Terry and I & 2 others represented the Alturas Lions Club and there were also members of the Alturas American Legion & VFW Posts who posted their group's colors for the event.
During & after the luncheon, we all enjoyed an afternoon of lively conversation, topics which included the Lions Club, the Patriot Guard Riders, our individual military backgrounds or walks of life and obviously the patriotic nature of this relay as it touches people clear across our nation: big cities & small towns alike. The people who carried the flag from Klamath Falls are all either currently serving or veterans of our military as well as avid bicycle riders.
All in all, everyone enjoyed the interaction & camaraderie and hope to some day be able to participate in some way again.
Skip "Boonierider" Kelly, RC, Modoc PGR,
with special thanks to Blake "Burnout" Hutchinson, RC Susanville PGR
for providing his photographic skills.
Skip "Boonierider" Kelly