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.

Monday, July 18, 2011

**SHORT NOTICE Escort Request Info For Jose G. Lopez (USMC)


I have just received this short notice for a PGR funeral request for U.S. Marine Veteran Mr. Jose Gilberto Lopez. Mr. Lopez also served in the U.S. Army and was involved in the Korean conflict.

Awards and Decorations:  Combat Infantry Man Badge, Heart Break Ridge-Mun-Dong-Nhi-Valley, 2 Purple Hearts. Good Conduct Medal, Korean Service Medal with 3 battle Stars, United Nations Service Medal, American Defense Medal, Korean Combat Defense Medal and WW II Victory Medal.

Funeral Services will be held tomorrow, Tuesday July 19, 2011 at 1:00 P.M., at Skinner Silva Funeral Home located at 708 W. Sam Houston in Pharr, Texas. The escort will be directly from the funeral home to the Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery in Mission, Texas. 

Please plan to arrive NLT 12:30 P.M.  We will depart at 1:00 P.M.

If you are coming from either the Mission or Brownsville area, Exit at Pharr Business 281/Cage Exit Ramp. Turn South and you will cross Business Hwy. 83 and continue South until you come across Sam Houston Street.  Turn right on Sam Houston and travel West and Skinner Silva Funeral home is to your right hand side.

Anyone available in attending this funeral procession is greatly appreciated as we give the last farewell to our veteran.  


Mr. T
David Trevino
Lead Ride Captain

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