The Patriot Guard Riders 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.
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.
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, August 29, 2011
***Honoring Seal Team 6 on 9/4/11
Mr. Jim Shawn has lowered all U.S. and Military Service flags at Liberty Park in San Juan Texas at half mast for thirty (30) days honoring the brave men who gave their all during the tragedy of Seal Team 6 on August 6th, 2011.
On Sunday September 4th, a short ceremony will take place and Taps will be played along with posting of the Colors.
Mr. Shawn is requesting the Patriot Guard to attend this special ceremony on Sunday September 4th. All riders planning to attend, please plan to arrive at Liberty Park NLT 6:00 P.M. as the ceremony will commence at 7:00 P.M.
Liberty Park is located on Old Business Hwy. 83 and Standard Street and catty corner to a BBVA Compass Bank in San Juan, Texas.
DO NOT LOOK OUT FOR A RECREATIONAL PARK, THIS IS A PARK THAT HONORS ALL MILITARY SERVICE
Please respond to confirm your attendance via email for adequate bike parking accommodations.
RIDE SAFE AND BE SAFE!
SOME RIDE TO LIVE.
SOME LIVE TO RIDE.
I RIDE TO HONOR.
Lead Ride Captain