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.

Thursday, July 7, 2011


Just received this earlier today and I am just now getting a chance to send it out to the newer PGR members. Some of you may get this email twice, but better twice than none at all.
Link to the obituary:
Juan Arturo Menchaca

Juan Arturo Menchaca, 67, passed away peacefully in his sleep on July 2, 2011. He fought a long hard battle after a car accident in Des Moines, Iowa on June 20th. He is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Susie Aguilar Menchaca. Their children are Addy Menchaca, Brandy (SGT Sam) Fries, Stephanie (Julio) Cabrera, Bobby Menchaca, and SGT Michael (Xandria) Menchaca. Also surviving are his children Juan (Carmen) Menchaca, Joey (Sandy) Menchaca and Adriana Menchaca. His grandchildren are Herman, Dylan, Sawyer, Brayden, Devyn, Darrion, Leilah, Kalista, Kaelynn, Cassandra, Meagan, Juanito, Jacobo and Joaquin. Also surviving him is his mother-in-law Elena Aguilar; Johnny (Angie) Pena; Belinda Sanchez; Chris (Corando) Gallegos; Pat (Alan) Fitzgerald; Mari Aguilar (Stephen Brown) and his cousin Tom (Irma) Menchaca whom he loved as a brother. He leaves behind 3 brothers Joe, Nacho and Pete and 3 sisters Diana, Sylvia and Carolina, and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Carolina Pardo.
Juan retired from the Army as a First Sergeant and also retired from INS as an Immigration Supervisor.
Visitation will be held 12:00noon-9:00pm Thursday, July 7, 2011 in the Rudy Garza Funeral Home Chapel with a rosary to be recited at 7:00pm.
Mass of Christian Burial 10:00am Friday, July 8, 2011 St. Benedicts Catholic Church in San Benito with interment to follow in the Ashland Memorial Park, Harlingen, TX.
Arrangements are under the direction of Rudy Garza Funeral Home in Harlingen.

Plan to arrive NLT 08:30
Wear a white shirt with your biker's vest and black or blue jeans. For those of you in a bike club you may wear your colors.
Please, pass on this info to other biker groups and lets have a large number of riders present to show our support for our Fallen Hero and his Family.
This is for the Menchaca Family and not about us !
Rudy Garza Funeral Home
1702 East Harrison
Harlingen, TX 78550
(956) 425-8200
Fax: (956) 423-7910
From Expwy 77/83 take the Tyler Ave exit (as if you were going to Valle Vista Mall)
Stay on Tyler Ave going East towards Bus 77, Rudy Garza Funeral Home is 2 blocks past Bus 77 on Tyler.
Here is the link to the location:

Joe & Lorie, Ride Capt.
RGV, South Texas PGR
(956) 341-2710
"Land of the Free and
Home of the Brave"
Divided We Fall
Let's Make It Happen Fellow RGV/PGR

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