Wednesday, May 28, 2008

MOTORCADE: Friday Morning

Credit: Airamis Cyril,

Dear Everybody:

My son, SPC Brian Jolley, and another that I consider my own, SPC Steven Moore, have finished their reintegration classes, and they are coming HOME.

Fanfare is in the works! A motorcade, including the Patriot Guard, will escort these boys to their front door on Friday morning, and I'd love it if you could run out to the sidewalk and wave at them.

The motorcade will leave the State police station in Pesotum, IL at 9:30 in the morning.

It will travel North on Route 45 to Windsor Road.

It will proceed West to Galen Drive.

It will turn South on Galen, and end up on Lancaster drive, where there might also be a home dripping in flags and a Mom wearing an Army shirt.

Tell your boss you'll be right back, and run out to wave at these boys. Their time in Iraq was not a tiptoe through the tulips; c'mon out and let them know you're glad they made it home. Your support will make a memory for them that they will carry with them forever...and into their next deployment.

Feel free to walk on over and give a Mom a hug too. Or rather, stand back if you're near her; you might get one whether you want it or not.

Friday, May 30th
Approx. 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Route 45, Windsor Road, Galen Drive, Lancaster Drive
Champaign, Illinois

Email me if you'd like more information.


  1. I'm so happy he'll finally be back home safe and sound with Mama Bear....

  2. stfarmer12:43 PM

    I'll be waving from Bloomington.

    Please let Brian and all the other troops know that I appreciate their service and I am happy that they are home safe and sound.

  3. i promise I will wave from here!! I am so proud of him and sooooo happy he is home!

  4. I'll be there saluting him and hugging you from her in Michigan.

    THANK YOU BRIAN and to all your brothers!

  5. Consider me waving! Welcome home guys!

  6. I'm waving from Canada!!

  7. Thanks you guys, I love you all. Consider yourselves virtually hugged from this Mama's driveway, on Friday morning!

  8. here is my virtual "honk honk" in support

  9. That's great news! I'm so happy for you. Can't wait to see the comments.

  10. Rachel Kumler4:12 PM

    I will be by to wave & give you a hug!!! ( I have a zero lot listed on Lancaster and I need to check on it). I love thatI can work and still take time to see your joy!! Job well done Brian!

  11. Ooh, sorry I'm missing this -- right now, in fact. Keith called to tell me he heard about it on the radio. How wonderful! So so happy for you, and how perfect to make this public aknowledgment of where they've been, and that they're back. Woo-hoo!

  12. So...I didn't come by mama's house, but I did pop down on Windsor to watch them go by.

    And I'll see you on Sunday for sure.

  13. Aagh, I'm disappointed! We got busy and apparently missed it! Well, at least my eye makeup will remain intact.

    I'm at Saturn on 45 in Savoy. How did I not see you go by.....???? Anyway, welcome home!!!!!!


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