May 12, 2005

Funeral Parade Route Set For ‘Bring John Home’ Ceremony

By Patricia Mullenix

The State of Missouri is allowing the use of State Highway 136 as the funeral parade route of Corporal John P. Bynre. The City of Memphis is allowing the use of Market Street also. Therefore the funeral parade will begin at Payne Funeral Home, travel south on Market Street and then east on Highway 136 to the Memphis City Cemetery. There will be Missouri State Highway Troopers posted at each end of the Highway 136 leg of the journey. Should there be a large number of entries in the funeral parade, then both lanes of Highway 136 will be shut down with traffic either waiting or being detoured. They will be working closely with the event coordinators and will make that decision when time demands it.

Parade line up will be the 5th MO. Cavalry with Color Guard, Hearse with pallbearers and guards marching beside it, rider-less horse, 21st MO. Inf.; possibly the 27th VR. Inf., 2nd MO. Cav., and 51st MO. Inf.; other MO. Units and other State’s Units. This will be interspersed with horse driven conveyances transporting family and dignitaries. The modern military, patriotic, youth organizations and others in uniform with their colors who choose to be a part of the parade will follow.

We are asking that the homes and businesses along the parade route be acceptable to the public parking and curb side viewing. If you have areas that you do not want parking, then please mark them.

CITIZENS: Proper flag etiquette to show your allegiance and respect is as follows: The salute to the flag in a moving column should be rendered at the moment the flag passes. To salute, all persons come to attention (stand). Those in uniform give the appropriate formal salute. Citizens not in uniform salute by placing their right hand over the heart and men with head cover should remove it and hold it to left shoulder, hand over the heart. Members of organizations in formation salute upon command of the person in charge.

Please help the young ones learn from your example.

For more information on flag rules, regulations and etiquette please visit the following web sites.

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