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.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

A Message From Mr. T., Lead Ride Captain

A BIG THANK YOU to all PGR riders that braved the weather and showed up Saturday in welcoming PFC. Ira Laningham home. It was a cold and drizzly day, but yet our presence and show of support meant alot to the family. Let us all show our support on Tuesday by showing up at the Rio Grande Valley Veterans State Cemetery NLT 11:30 AM in bidding farewell to PFC. Laningham.

PGR bikers will travel to Zapata Tuesday morning and will meet at San Benito Harley place at approx. 5:00-5:30 AM and travel to the McAllen Harley and pick up other waiting bikers at approx. 6:00 - 6:30 AM and go from there. If you are planning to ride, be at your nearest meeting place at proper time to avoid travel delays.


Mr. T
Lead Ride Captain

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