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Patriot Guard From Oakdale Honors Veterans

By Debby Stricker

Oakdale resident Lloyd Zacheis attends funerals (“Honor Missions”) with other Patriot Guard Riders to show respect to military and first responders, law enforcement, firefighters, and emergency medical service veterans and their families. They hold flags at the pathway for mourners.

“Lloyd is a stalwart, long-time member of the Patriot Guard”, said Al Colvin, Senior Ride Captain.  “We can ALWAYS count on Lloyd being there for our vets, no matter the weather or how far he has to travel.”

Zacheis, who joined the Patriot Riders in 2006, appreciates the military service of others. “This is the least I can do to serve my country,” he said.

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