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, July 22, 2011

***MORE INFO For Mr. Noel Solis Funeral (US Army - Vietnam)

GoodMorning "PGR-Ladies / GentleMen"
Scroll down for details for Staging as provided by Asst. Deputy State Capt., Mr. John Hamlinck for "Honor Escort" for Army Vietnam Veteran Noel Solis.
Any questions please feel free to call Mr. JohnH. or me.
Several of us are meeting at the Valero on Expwy 77 / 83 and Hwy 511@ 07:00. We will have some tacos, hydrate, etc before going to the church. Anyone that would like to join us is welcomed. Let me know if you'll be there with us, so we don't leave without you!  KSU 08:00
The church is in a Brownvsille neighborhood, parking may be tight, probably to our advantage to be there early!
From Expwy 77 / 83 going south, take Boca Chica exit, turn right on Boca Chica.
*** after the right turn, on Boca Chica *** keep to left lane
Turn Left on Palm Blvd and stay on Palm Bvld (about 1 mile)
Turn Right on Elizabeth St., go 5 blocks
Turn Left on West 5th St., go 3 blocks
arrive at West St. Francis St., Church should be visible from there on your right.
Will do a recon of the area today!  :)
Noel H. Solis, 72, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 19, 2011, at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.

Noel Solis was a Vietnam veteran and served his country proudly in the Knights of the Air 114th Aviation Company where he was awarded the Air Medal for his achievement while engaged in aerial combat support of ground forces. He actively participated as a crew member of an Army aircraft in at least 25 combat and aerial missions.

He was born in Donna, Texas, on Jan. 1, 1939. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leopoldo and Manuela Solis; two sisters, Catalina and Argentina Solis; and his beloved wife of 41 years, Virginia L. Solis.

He is survived by his son, Noel H. Solis II (Mary), his daughter, Carol Solis Garza (Arnulfo); his son, David A. Solis; and his only grandson, Noel H. Solis III; brothers, Leopoldo Solis (Corina) of Harlingen, Texas, Carlos Solis (Bea) of Mission, Texas, David Solis (Mary Helen) of Iowa; sisters, Alicia Diaz (+Roberto) of San Benito, Texas, Mitzi Cestero of Sugarland, Texas, Karen Martinez of Harlingen; and his godchildren, Victoria Yvette and Aaron Rodriguez; as well as numerous nephews and nieces.

Noel retired from Los Fresnos CISD where he was a teacher and a coach. He served a total of 36 years in the field of education. He was loved by his family and friends and will be greatly missed.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, July 22, 2011, with the recitation of the Holy Rosary at 7 p.m. in the Darling-Mouser Funeral Home Chapel.

Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 23, at St. Joseph Catholic Church with burial to follow at Buena Vista Burial Park. Military rites will be conducted at the gravesite by the VFW Post 2035 under the direction of Luis Lucio.

Pallbearers are Rudy Diaz, Rolando Diaz, Fred Salinas, Mike Ortiz, Edward Anderson, and John Anderson.

Honorary pallbearers are Arnoldo Farias, Ken Ogera, and Jesse Band.

You may view the obituary, sign the guestbook and send condolences to the Solis family online at Arrangements have been entrusted to the professional care of Darling-Mouser Funeral Home, 945 Palm Blvd., (956) 546-7111.
Published in Brownsville Herald on July 21, 2011

1 comment:

  1. Thanks again everyone! Deeply appreciated everything you all did. It was beautiful!