On the Saturday before Memorial Day, a statewide email was sent calling for PGRiders to make a 20-mile Welcome Home escort late that same day.  I got my email in the early afternoon and staging was set for the late afternoon.


I wasn’t there but others were.



Mom and Dad Bowman were there.



And so were a dozen others.



They gathered at the side of the river north of Byron.



They waited.



And then,



USA SPC Jason Lawalton arrived.



They greeted him,



and then they took him home.



A half-hour ride got them to his home north of Forreston.



Old Glory was everywhere.



A fine warrior was safely back home.



Thanks to Ride Captains Jerry Ludwig and Bill Hermann.



And thanks to Sue Diehl for the photography.