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Homecoming -- the latest latest


Dan will be making his first visit back home to Peachtree City on Saturday, May 29 -- Memorial Day weekend.  The good people of PTC and Fayette County have put together several nice activities for folks to join in and opportunities to say hello and welcome him back.


Festivities will start at 8:00 am on Saturday with an All-American 5K road race sponsored by the Peachtree City Running Club.  Runners, walkers and phantom runners are all invited to participate. Proceeds will be given to Dan's Fund this year and to various veterans groups in the years to come.  All who register and come out by 8 a.m. will receive a race tee shirt.  Dan will be on hand to start the race, and will be giving out awards at the end.  More information and the application depicted above can be printed from the race website here:  All-American 5K.  

**UPDATE** -- The All American Race's Race Director asks that if you or your friends or students are planning to attend, PLEASE fill out the registration form and get it in as soon as possible. Shirts have to be ordered and only those registered ahead and physically at the race prior to 8am will be guaranteed a shirt.

Dan will then be escorted through Fayetteville to Peachtree City by a motorcycle escort sponsored by the Patriot Guard Riders and Great South Harley-Davidson.  The ride will depart from Fayette County High at 11:50a.m., **UPDATED TIME** and then follow this route:

Left on Hwy 54 past Fayetteville Courthouse Square to Jeff Davis

Left on Jeff Davis and left again on Hwy 54 rounding the Square to Peachtree City

Hwy 54 Fayetteville to Peachtree City 8.5 miles

Left on Peachtree Parkway

Right on McIntosh Trail

Left on Hwy 74

Left on Crosstown Road

Left on Peachtree Parkway

Left on Hwy 54

Left on Willow Bend Road

Ending at Peachtree City Hall for the 1:00p.m. ceremony.

American Flags will be distributed at the following viewing locations along the route:

Fayetteville Courthouse Square
Smith and Davis Clothing Store
Ace Hardware PTC
Euphoria Salon
Mimi’s Restaurant
Chic-fil-A on Hwy 54
CardSmart in the Braelinn Shopping Center
Huddleston Elementary
Along the Parkway, Courtesy of JC Booth Science Olympians
Partner’s Pizza
PTC City Hall Park

The technically savvy can view the official Ride Plan here:  http://rideplanner.harley-davidson.com/rideplanner/road.jsp?roadId=309312&locale=en_US

At 1:00 p.m. Dan will be joined at PTC's City Hall by PTC Mayor Don Haddix, who will read a proclamation; and Fayette County Commissioner Eric Maxwell, the Command Surgeon, U.S. Forces Command, Colonel Brian Lein, and McIntosh HS Cross Country and Track Coach Charles Buckle, who will give speeches.  Dan will then have an opportunity to thank all of you for your support.

Finally, starting at 7:30 p.m the Frederick Brown Amphitheater is hosting a free Memorial Day program featuring the Army Ground Forces Band -- "the musical ambassador of the American Combat Soldier to the American people."  It looks to be a very special evening, with tributes to honor area family members currently serving as well as those who have given their lives in service to their country.  

**UPDATE** -- All residents with family members who are either currently serving, have served, are retired, or if have passed away are requested to visit www.peachtree-city.org to register names for the tribute.  The concert is free to all.

Check back for updates, and mark May 29th on your calendar!


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  2. I am excited to see you Dan, run the race and be part of the celebration! Fran Shockley

  3. My family was honored to meet LT Berschinski today, as well as his parents. What a wonderful family! I was there as part of the Weight Watchers booth, and my Army husband ran in the 5K. My husband has deployed several times over the past 5 years, so today's event was especially close to our hearts. We were SO proud to be part of such a wonderful fundraiser and we're glad it was so successful (and rain-free) for you. We will continue to pray for your continued recuperation, and for strength and faith for you and your family.

    With great respect, The Lockard Family

  4. Thank you Dan and Rob and the parents and fiance and the significant other and the uncle and the cousins for sharing your story and your lives today. I had such fun from the race to the motorcade and the fab speeches (go Coach Buckle-you were awesome)--Dan-WOW your speech was fabulous-I can see why you were West Point material to the music and Rob-great speech--to the downpour at the end. I am a better person for knowing your family--Fran Shockley (Laura's mom)