Wreath Escort

 

2017 Escort of the Wreaths

Please bookmark this page and keep checking back as Wreaths Across America Day draws near.

In 2009 with the beginning of Wreaths Across America at the Jacksonville National Cemetery, Severt & Sons Trucking donated the use of one of their trailers for the storage and delivery of the wreaths. As we neared needing two trailers to transport the wreaths the WalMart Distribution Center in Macclenny stepped up to store and transport the JNC wreaths. One of their drivers has ensured that he would be a part of The Escort of the Wreaths each year.
 
In 2015 Saddle Creek Logistics joined our Escort of the Wreaths providing a trailer wrapped with the Wreaths Across America graphics. A big plus is this company has been involved with Wreaths Across America from the beginning in 2006 supporting WAA at the Florida National Cemetery!
 
For 2017 WalMart and Saddle Creek Logistics will provide trailers for storage and transportation of approximately 9200 wreaths.
 
For this year’s Escort of the Wreaths the escort will depart from the Saddle Creek Logistics Services facility at 12751 Gran Bay Pkwy, Jacksonville, FL 32258. Map: www.tinyurl.com/hyxyy5e
 

NOTE: These details are subject to change! These are the 2017 wreath escort details. HOWEVER, please check this page regularly just in case something changes at the last minute.

NOTE: You must be at staging / attend safety briefing to participate in the escort.

For safety concerns there will be NO join up enroute! FHP will address any reckless driving/endangerment issues.

6:45am – Escort staging time
7:20am – Safety Briefing
7:30am – Escort of the Wreaths departs for JNC
8:30am – Wreath Escort arrives at JNC (estimated arrival best conditions)

 

Flag bikes highly encouraged! Be advised flags, poles and mounts must be able to sustain extended highway speeds. PGR Ride Captains will be inspecting all flag mounts prior to KSU.

 

 NOTE: Participation by those driving cars/trucks is extremely limited and restricted to invitation only. There will be no additional cars/trucks added to the escort. If you just show up at staging in a car/truck you will be turned away.

If you have any questions regarding this year’s escort please contact Mike “JAXFLBIKER” Smith at mwsbiker@comcast.net.