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.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Funeral July 25 (Monday) for WWII Veteran

As of today (Saturday), I have been notified by Ceballos Funeral Home, 1023 N. 23rd. McAllen, Texas that the family of WWII Veteran and Purple Heart recipient Mr. Jose Francisco Herrera is requesting a PGR funeral escort. 
PGRs  attending this escort, please arrive at the Funeral Home NLT 9:00 A.M.
Funeral Home location: 1023 North 23rd St., McAllen
If you are coming from the Brownsville/Harlingen area, Exit on 23rd. Exit ramp, make a right turn on 23rd. Street and head North, you will cross Business Hwy. 83 and continue North about 1/4 mile and Funeral Home is on left hand side.  
If you are coming from the La Joya/Mission area, Exit on 23rd. Exit ramp, make a left turn on 23rd. Street heading North, you will cross Business Hwy. 83 and continue North about ¼ mile and Funeral Home is on left hand side. 
Date of Funeral
Monday July 25th. depart from funeral home at 9:30 A.M. to church.
St. Joseph the Worker, McAllen, Texas
Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery;  2520 S. Inspiration Rd. Mission, Texas.
Please Note: 
This same funeral home has another funeral pending for an Iraq War veteran for Wednesday July 27th. The family will be notified by the Funeral Director of our services. Please make arrangements for this date also.  Pending family approval information will be relayed to all.
Mr. T
Lead Ride Captain

1 comment:

  1. I am very honored to have been able to go on this mission, rarely does my schedule permit me to attend during the week. I am happy to have met a few other RGV-PGR folks. (I enjoyed your company JS, welcome to the Valley). I hope to see more of these folks and met many more.
    ~ Keep the shiny side up and the rubber side down.
    Shannon (aka: Yooper)