A friend of mine is a nurse. She unfortunately sees many very ill people on a regular basis. Earlier this week one of her patients passed away from cancer. This story ends up at The Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. I did a post on this cemetery previously here.
Lawrence (Larry) DeMiguel died on January 1st, 2009 at the very young age of 45. He was the father of seven and a Reserve Deputy Sheriff with the Alameda County Sherrif's Department. His oldest son is a marine Corporal who will soon be deployed to Iraq. Services were held Friday, January 9th, 2009.
One of his final requests was for a Harley Davidson motorcycle escort to his final resting place.
The Patriot Guard Riders along with the Fremont Harley Chapter represented the escort. The Patriot Guard's main mission~
"is to attend the funeral services of fallen American heroes as invited guests of the family. Each mission we undertake has two basic objectives:
1.Show our sincere respect for our fallen heroes, their families, and their communities.
2.Shield the mourning family and their friends from interruptions created by any protestor or group of protestors.
We accomplish the latter through strictly legal and non-violent means."
The Fremont Harley Owners Group (which my nurse friend belongs to, as do I) "have at least one common interest, Harley-Davidson Motorcycles. Being a Member means meeting new people, making new friends, riding and having fun."
These two groups joined and gave Lawrence (Larry) DeMiguel his escort to his final resting place at the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Here are a couple pictures of some of the motorcylces.
Although this next picture is rather difficult to see, if you enlarge it, you can see the bagpiper who played at the cemetery.
And one final picture I will share with you~
Lawrence (Larry) DeMiguel, you received the Harley Davidson motorcycle escort you desired. May you rest in peace.