This our itinerary for tonight and tomorrow morning.
Friday Night Visitation
Where: Mt. Olivet – 2301 North Sylvania Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76111-2998
Time: 6:00-9:00 ** come and go at your leisure
What: we will be “standing guard” outside in respect and to make sure there will not be any protestors
Who: we will be joined with other 912 and TEA Party groups from the N. Texas area. Please wear your PC TEA Party shirt if you have one.
8:00 or earlier – “Standing Guard” outside of First Baptist Church – 306 Palo Pinto St, Weatherford, TX 76086
9:00 – Procession from Mt. Olivet arrives
11:00 Funeral begins / Ft. Worth 912 Group will be in charge of “standing guard” at Mt. Olivet in preparation for arrival
12:10? – 12:30? Procession leaves First Baptist Church
Leaving First Baptist Church:
Alamo to Palo Pinto to Bowie to I30 to 820 to E28th St.
PARKER COUNTY CITIZENS: WE ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR HONORING AUSTIN AND HIS FAMILY HERE IN PARKER COUNTY. PLEASE LINE THE ROADS ON PALO PINTO, BOWIE, AND SAFELY PULL OVER ON I-30. “THANK YOU” POSTERS, AMERICAN and TEXAS FLAGS ARE EXCELLENT WAYS OF SHOWING HOMAGE.
Would anyone be interested in waving a flag on the 51, Santa Fe, Bankhead, Lakeshore, Ranch House Rd and Aledo overpasses?
Thank you in advance to every Parker, Tarrant, Hood, Palo Pinto, Jack, Wise, Dallas and Johnson County Patriots that have told me they will be participating. Thank you for helping us honor one of our own…
Parker County TEA Party Organizer
“…for such a time as this”
Because of the complexity of combining the W’ford and Fort Worth Police Departments as well as a military contingency we will not know the route until Friday afternoon. I was promised a first phone call after the “route meeting” so be watching for a ROUTE ALERT from me tomorrow. PLEASE FORWARD THIS ON. We need as many people as possible to participate. Leaders from Fort Worth’s 912 Group, The Dallas TEA Party, Fort Worth TEA Party have communicated that they will participate with us.
What: Funeral Procession for Pfc Austin Staggs
When: Saturday, Dec. 11th
Time of Funeral: 11:00
Funeral Services: First Baptist Church, 306 Palo Pinto, Weatherford TX
Final Resting: Mount Olivet Funeral Home, 2301 North Sylvania Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76111
Route to be forwarded –
The funeral for Pfc Austin Staggs in scheduled for this Saturday the 11th. Austin was a citizen of Parker County and killed in Afghanistan. We need to show the respect and honor this soldier has earned. I spoke with family members this morning to let them know we are here for their support and would be visible along the route from First Baptist Church here in W’ford to his final resting place at Mount Olivette in Fort Worth. I will be contacting other TEA Parties from around our area to advise them of Austin’s funeral. I spoke with Mike Manning, W’ford’s Chief of Police to inform him of our presence on the road side. Of course there will be a police escort and A LOT of military in the procession. Mike told me he would not release the route until later in the week.
** My concern is the “crazies” from Westboro “Church”. (These are the people that protest at soldiers funerals). Mike told me he hasn’t heard anything from Westboro and he is in contact with the Police Chief in Fort Worth because they too are involved since he is being buried in Fort Worth. I personally will have my car pulled over on the route, waving my American flag as they pass here in W’ford. After they pass I will head to Mt. Olivette to “stand guard” at the entrance to the cemetery to protect this man that gave his life protecting my freedom. PLEASE, please join me.
Forward this to every friend you know. We need to let the world know that TEXAS loves and honors her soldiers.
Watch for followup emails with route information.
Parker County TEA Party
When it becomes available, we will post an update here showing Pfc Staggs’ funeral procession route.