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.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Funeral Escort Request 12/19/11

Greetings my PGR Brothers and Sisters and Fellow Biker Groups
We are being called upon once again:



MISSION - Lt. Kevin Scott Petit, Jr., 27, passed away on December 13, 2011, due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Pharr, Texas. He will be remembered as an extraordinary young man, who was very active in his church, BT McAllen. He was a 2008 graduate of UTPA with a BS in Biology. Kevin was a member of the Army National Guard, and was deployed to Iraq for a period of a year. When he returned, he was hired at UTPA as the Freshman Military Science Professor in the ROTC Department.

Kevin was preceded in death by his grandparents Joseph and Carol Petit and his grandfather Manuel Nieto. He is survived by his wife Ashley Petit of Mission (who was his fifth grade sweetheart); mother Luisa (Evert) Marmaduke of Mission; siblings Kristopher (Hilda) Petit of Brownsville, Krystal Petit of Mission, Kyle Petit of Mission; nephew Candide Petit; father Kevin Scott Petit Sr. He is also survived by many aunts and uncles as well as many other family members. Kevin will also be missed by his two puppies Archie & Oliver.

Visitation will be held Sunday, December 18, 2011, from 1pm until 9pm with a 7pm prayer service at Ric Brown Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mission. A funeral service will be held on Monday, December 19, 2011 at 10:00am at BT McAllen. Burial will follow at Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Mission. Services are under the direction of Ric Brown Family Funeral Home in Mission.
* as copied from:
PGR and Biker Groups,
Date: Monday, December 19, 2011
Arrival Time: 09:00,
Arrival NLT: 09:30
Place:   Baptist Temple
            2001 Trenton Road
            McAllen, TX 78504-5611            (956) 686-5296
Burial will follow:
Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery
2520 South Inspiration Road
Mission, TX 78572-6997(956) 583-7227
Lets have a big show of support for our Fellow Veteran and his family.
Lets Stand for Those Who Stood For Us!
Remember Freedom Isn't Free!
Remember It's all about our Veteran and his family.
PGR members, wear a white shirt or white pull-over with your leather vest, black or blue jeans.
Fellow Biker Groups, wear your colors.
Everyone, bring your 3' X 5' flags. Remember to line up our bikes with largest flags up front, then medium sized flags followed by small flags, and then those with no flags.
Weather Report per Weather Channel as of today:
Monday, 30% chance of rain, temp. low 80's
Remember Mr. T's saying: "Ride Safe and Be Safe".
Lorie and I are not be able to ride with you on this mission due to our work.
God Bless you and your families.
Thank You for your continued support.
"Rolling Thunder"
Joe & Lorie,
Asst. Deputy State Ride Capt.
Rio Grande Valley Patriot Guard Riders
SP5, US Army 1978 - 1982
Reserve 1982 - 1984
"Land of the Free and Home of the Brave"
"UNITED WE STAND,Divided We Fall"
Let's Make It Happen Fellow RGV/PGR

1 comment:

  1. It is wonderful to see that so many people support our soldiers, they give their lifes for us, they leave their family, and friends behind not only for deployment but also for the long trainings they have to go through, it is magnificent to see that they dont fight alone, WE ALL STAND BEHIND.