February 18, 2009

Honoring Pfc. Albert Jex

As you have undoubtedly heard, Lockport lost one of its own two weeks ago when U.S. Army Pfc. Albert Jex, 23, was killed when a suicide car bomber struck a U.S. patrol in northern Iraq.

The public is being asked to honor our fallen hero by participating in a Military Stand along the funeral procession route to the church tomorrow, Thursday, February 19th at 9:30 a.m. Community members are hoping to have the streets lined for the entire route.

If you are planning to attend, please try to bring a small hand held flag. Organizers also encourage any children that may attend receive instruction ahead of time and be supervised, so they show the silent respect appropriate to this solemn occasion.

The funeral procession route: Leave Prudden & Kandt at 9:30 on Thursday morning; Genessee Street to Washburn St; Washburn St to Main St; right onto Main St. Proceed past the Veterans Memorial to Mt Olive church for the ceremony. The burial will take place in Cold Spring Cemetery. Albert will be buried with full military honors.

UPDATE: The time, as noted above, has been changed from 10AM to 9:30AM on Thursday morning.

1 comment:

rjdj22 said...

It made me feel even prouder to be an American yesterday when I saw the tribute that was paid to my cousin Spec. Albert Jex. It brought me to tears to see the people, little children included lining the streets of the funeral procession route. The many volunteers and especially the fine men and women of the Patriot Guard who braved the freezing weather to stand, holding flag poles draped with flags for hours. I especially want to thank Renee and David Knight for their patriotic achievements in coordinating most of the behind the scenes veterans and volunteer groups. I could go on forever, but to ALL the great people of the USA - THANK YOU - Spec. Albert Jex would have been in awe to see that so many people cared.