Patriot Guard honors fallen veteran Wednesday

Published 9:00 am Friday, April 23, 2021

Patriot Guard Riders rolled up flags planted for an honor mission for deceased U.S. Army veteran Larry Wayne Emmons prior to his funeral service at Stith Funeral Home at 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Emmons died April 15 at age 75. Emmons served in the Army from July 1969 through July 1973.

The goal of the Patriot Guard Riders, a non-profit organization, is to honor “fallen military heroes, first responders and honorably discharged veterans” at their memorial services, according to the Patriot Guard Riders website.

Flags were planted outside Stith Funeral Home at 318 W. Broadway Street in Danville to honor Larry Wayne Emmons for his funeral services. – Photo by Olivia Mohr