Pictures from the 2018 Parade
Coming soon you can watch the whole parade on our YouTube channel!
Servpro Country Days Parade
Leadbelt & SEMO Patriot Guard Riders of Missouri
The 40TH Annual Farmington Country Days is proud to honor
the Leadbelt & SEMO Patriot Guard Riders of Missouri
as the official Parade Marshals of the 2018 ServPro Parade.
The Patriot Guard Riders are comprised 100% by volunteers from around the community. This patriotic group of men and women share an unwavering respect for those who risk their very lives for America’s freedom and security including Fallen Military Heroes, First Responders and honorably discharged Veterans. The members, most of whom ride motorcycles, attend the funerals of members of the U.S. military and first responders at the invitation of a decedent’s family.
The group forms an honor guard at military burials, helps protect mourners from harassment and fills out the ranks at burials of indigent and homeless veterans. In addition to attending funerals, the group also greets troops returning from overseas at homecoming celebrations and performs volunteer work for veteran’s organizations such as Veteran’s Homes. Locally, this 501(c)(3) organization organizes and supports the “Socks for Soldiers” program and a host of other charitable activities.
“These men and women act selflessly to stand for those who cannot stand for themselves and epitomize our theme of ‘There’s No Place Like Home’” states Candy Zarcone, Director of Member Engagement & Business Development with the Farmington Chamber. “They ensure the fallen arrive at their final destination in peace and with the respect they have earned and allow the families are to grieve in peace. They give these gifts simply out of respect and honor and that is a blessing indeed.”