The Mattoon community was rocked by news of the sudden death of Mattoon native and Chief Naval Petty Officer, Ryan Myers.
Myers was killed in a motorcycle accident on his way to work on August 15. Members of the community worked well into the night on August 22nd to line an approximately 5 mile stretch of Illinois Route 16 with American flags in preparation for Myers' funeral procession.
Supporters are invited to line the procession route this evening as the Patriot Guard riders escort Myers' hearse along the route between 9:30 and 10:00 this evening.
Myers leaves behind a wife, two children, and two step-children. Our thoughts and prayers are with Ryan's entire family as they walk through this time of tremendous grief.