TROY, MO (KTVI) - A veteran got quite the escort service to his birthday party. The Patriot Guard Riders escorted hospice patient and Vietnam War veteran Benny Thompson to a flag ceremony in his honor. It's part of the "Gift of a Day" program sponsored by Crossroads Hospice. Organizers say Thompson is a proud Army veteran who served in 1971 and 1972. His wish was to once more ride on the back of a motorcycle.