Vietnam Veteran Agent Orange Quilts of Tears Escort Ride Sunday, August 6
Tampa Homeless Outreach has invited the Patriot Guard Riders and all other bikers and vehicles to join us in escorting the Vietnam Veteran Agent Orange Quilts of Tears Project from Haines City to Clearwater, FL. on Saturday, 05 Aug 2017. We will leave from Quaker Steak at 0930 hrs. to ride over to Haines City to pick it up. It will be on display for an event “Honoring our Heroes” on Sunday, 06 August 2007.
The Vietnam Veteran Agent Orange Quilts of Tears are a memorial, tribute and honor to our Agent Orange Victims, living and dead who have suffered the after effects of the herbicides used in Vietnam. Herbicides were sprayed by aircraft to destroy foliage, thus denying the enemy ground cover and their food supply.
The quilts are called the “Quilts of Tears” for many tears have been shed for these victims. One veteran stated that the “Quilts of Tears” was the most moving piece of art he had seen since the Wall in Washington, D.C. At present there are 12 Quilts, each measuring 80 x 100 inches and containing 20 blocks.
*Flag bikes are strongly encouraged to participate in the escort*
Staging: *1100 hrs.
Lowes (parking lot near the highway)
37051 U.S. Highway 27
Haines City, FL 33844
Briefing: 1145 hrs.
KSU: 1200 hrs. (noon)
Ride Captain:* Thomas (T-man) Brown
Cell:* (727) 667-6029