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.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Warriors Weekend Update #2

Greetings PGRSTX and Coastal Bend Troop Support Members,

UPDATE #2:  PGRSTX Asst. Deputy State Capt. John Hamlinck, 
and Ride Captain, Joe Diaz of the Rio Grande Valley (RGV)
chapter will be coming up from Harlingen with a group to 
join us in support of this event. Asst. Lead Ride Captain, 
RonPacha will meet up with them at 3:30 pm tomorrow at the 
Valero Station at US 77/TX 44. Anyone  coming from the 
northside is most welcome to join them and ride to the 
airport as a group. And one last time, if you are 
planning on joining us for the dinner at the 
American Legion in Kingsville and have not emailed me 
yet, please do so TODAY. I am sending the organizers 
my last head count at 6pm today   

UPDATE: I know a lot of you want to participate but have
a problem with your work schedule. As many of us 
as possible will be at the airport for the "Welcome" 
at 4:00. I do not see the procession leaving the 
airport prior to 5:00 pm, so if you can make there 
by then you are most welcome to join the escort. 
Just be sure to email me if you plan to join in on the dinner 
at Kingsville American Legion. I owe them a head count. 

We have a new request for a Warriors Weekend Event for 
Wednesday, 7 September 2011.

This event has two parts: Part 1 is "Welcome" at airport 
for the Warriors. Part 2 is a bike escort of the Warriors
to Kingsville.

EVENT: Warriors Weekend Event "Welcome" and Escort for a 
fishing trip for the “Heroes Cup Fishing Tournament”

DATE:	  Wednesday, 7 September 2011
TIME:	  4:00 pm
LOCATION:  Corpus Christi International Airport
DETAILS:  Jonnette Kesterson with Warriors Weekend & 
VFW Riders, American Legion Post 99, and Kleberg County 
Parks & Recreation department are coordinating a 
Warriors Weekend Event for a fishing trip to Baffin Bay 
for the “Heroes Cup Fishing Tournament”. Approximately 
20-25 Warriors from a base in Georgia, probably Ft Benning, 
will arrive at Corpus Christi International Airport on
Wednesday, Sept 7th at 4:30 pm. We will meet them at the 
airport like we do a "Welcome Home" and then ride an escort 
with them to American Legion Post 99 in Kingsville. On 
arrival at the American Legion they, and our 
escorts, will be treated to dinner. We should 
arrive at the AL hall by around 6:00 pm and dinner
(end of our mission) should be over by around 7:00 pm. 
Members are requested to support either part 1, or 2 or 
both if/as you can. Whatever you can do will be appreciated. 
Hope to see you all there!

Please try to be at the airport by 4:00 pm.

NOTE: This is NOT a Wounded Warrior Project event. These 
Warriors are active duty Soldiers.

NOTE 2: If you are planning to participate on 
the escort ride and join us for dinner at the American 
Legion in Kingsville, please email me ASAP (no calls 
please, so I have a record) so I can give a head count 
to the caterer of the event so they know how much food 
to prepare. 
Big flags NOT required due to distance at highway speeds.

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