Southeast Texas WWII veteran Artie Green, who recently celebrated his 100th birthday, passed away on May 1. A community procession to celebrate his life and service to country will be held May 6.
Patriot Guard Riders - Golden Triangle spokesperson Sandra Womack reported that the veteran support group learned of Green’s death and wanted to participate in honoring Green’s legacy.
“(We) are saddened to learn that WWII Veteran Mr. Artie Green passed away on May 1,” Womack wrote on behalf of the group. “Mr. Green turned 100 on April 16th and was scheduled to have a party/celebration at his home.
“Due to COVID-19, the celebration did not occur.”
May 6, a procession will begin at 10:30 a.m., from Claybar Funeral Home to the Resthaven Cemetery for an 11 a.m. graveside service. The route will be leaving Claybar Funeral Home on 11th Street; taking 11th Street to Hollywood and turning right; taking Hollywood to I-10 Service Road, turning right and following around in front of Del Papa to College Street; turning right and taking College Street/Hwy. 90 to Resthaven Cemetery.
“Everyone will be practicing social distancing,” Womack said. “We are asking the community to line the route with signs, flags or just stop to show honor and respect.”