Kieffer praised for his dedication to the fallen

Batesville Veterans of Overseas Wars Publish 3183 members offered Tim Kieffer with a letter of appreciation Jan. 14 “for his selfless dedication as a pacesetter and organizer” of the Indiana Patriot Guard Southeast Area, mentioned publish Commander Del Williamson.

He defined, “For these not aware of the Indiana Patriot Guard Riders, they’re comprised of an all-volunteer group of women and men from all walks of life, many who usually are not veterans, whose major mission is to escort native fallen servicemembers to their last resting locations within the communities the place they as soon as lived or grew up in.”

The letter famous, “Indiana Patriot Guard Riders have proven unwavering assist throughout a particularly emotional and troublesome time for the households” of deceased navy members. “Your group flawlessly performs its mission effectively over a dozen occasions every year, in all method of climate, devoting a day away from your personal households and asking for nothing in return. Most often, you carry out this service for a person you will have by no means recognized. This places you and your group in a really distinctive place, one that’s really enviable. For that someday, you and your workforce turn into household with the household of the fallen they usually turn into your loved ones. It is likely to be for only some hours, however as you effectively know, it would final a lifetime.”

Williamson identified, “However the Patriot Guard Riders do rather more all through the neighborhood that goes unnoticed. For one, in case you have ever attended any patriotic occasion in Batesville, whether or not a Memorial Day celebration at Liberty Park or the annual Fourth of July VFW cookout in entrance of Kroger and observed all of the U.S. flags arrange in neat rows, that’s by means of the efforts of the Patriot Guard.

“We as a veterans group are very fortunate to be related to this unbelievable group of people,” he concluded.

Anybody who needs extra data on the Indiana Patriot Guard can contact Tim Kieffer at [email protected] or log on at

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