The Patriot Guard Riders Mission Statement

Mission Statement:

The Patriot Guard Riders is a 100% volunteer, federally registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization which ensures dignity and respect at memorial services honoring fallen military heroes, first responders, and honorably discharged veterans.

Vision Statement:

The Patriot Guard Riders is a diverse amalgamation of riders from across the nation. We have one thing in common besides motorcycles. We have an unwavering respect for those who risk their very lives for America’s freedom and security, including fallen military heroes, first responders, and honorably discharged veterans. If you share this respect, please join us.

We don’t care what you ride or if you ride, what your political views are, or whether you’re a hawk or a dove. It is not a requirement that you be a veteran. It doesn’t matter where you’re from or what your income is; you don’t even have to ride. The only prerequisite is Respect.

Our main mission is to attend the funeral services of fallen American heroes as invited guests of the family. Each mission we undertake has two basic objectives:

1. Show our sincere respect for our fallen heroes, their families, and their communities.

2. Shield the mourning family and their friends from interruptions created by any protester or group of protesters.

We accomplish the latter through strictly legal and non-violent means.

To those of you who are currently serving and fighting for the freedom of others, at home and abroad, please know that we are backing you. We honor and support you with every mission we carry out, and we are praying for a safe return home for all.

Welcome To The RGVPGR Website

Attention RGVPGR members and friends:

This blog site has been created to help spread the word about the local PGR and the services we provide and to share information regarding upcoming missions, past missions, and other events. Photos and other event descriptions will be posted here unless otherwise requested. Comments and suggestions are welcome. In keeping with the dignified mission of the PGR, please keep all comments respectful and bear in mind that others besides ourselves will be able to view this site. All comments will be moderated before being posted.

Friday, December 31, 2010

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED - Lance Cpl. Jose Maldonado

A BIG THANK YOU on behalf of the RGV/PGR to everyone that participated in LCpl. Jose Maldonado's funeral yesterday in Falfurrias, Texas.  We had approximately 14-16 Valley riders and more than 30 riders from the South Texas PGR Corpus Christi area.  It is the unity and understanding that all of us have to make this ride possible to support the family of our fallen warrior.
David Trevino
Mr. T
RGV/PGR Lead Ride Captain

A message from Butch Cone of the PGRSTX:

It has been a Somber December for the PGRSTX with the passing of two fine young Marines(KIA),and one of our sisters father. Lets pray to our Lord, that this sorrow and grieving that we have been part of this month, shows us all, just how precious life is. Freedom Isn't Free!!

Where do I start? What a Heart-Felt send-off and Goodbye for L/Cpl.Jose L.Maldonado who was laid to rest today. Their are no words to express my feelings for the tremendous turn out of the PGR family,doing what we do Best, Silent Respect in Honor of this fallen Hero, who paid the ultimate price for our freedom. Thank You!!!!(is not enough said) to the 53+Brothers & Sisters that stepped up today to Honor this fine young man. The Escort was great, (they went above & beyond the call of duty) these past two days. The missing man fly-over by the Marine Military Air-Wing was awesome lead by Col. Brian Childs (Jumper), Maj.Chapman, Capt.Stewart, Lt/Col. Neesen, and ground control by 1st/Lt. Marroqvia (Stealth). Thanks!!! to the Rio Grande Valley PGR for their 13+ strong (John, Felix, Joe, Lorie, Denny, Jim, Tony, Richard, Barry, Roy, Mr.Medina, Jose Z, Jose T & Zylvia & Arnold). A Great job was done by our two fine support vehicle personal,Jim Cornwell, and Sherye. Thanks!!!! to my Ride Captains these last two days, Tom Nichols, Pr. Albert, Doug "Buzz" Crumley, Manny Sanchez and Greg Sanderson, with your support these missions would not of happened. It is my humble Honor to stand with each and everyone of the PGR family. Ride Like You Stole It, But Safely. To All, A Happy New Year!!!!!!!
Act.Lead R/C

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