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.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

***CRITICAL UPDATE for Funeral of PGR Member Russ Eslinger


Mr. Russell (Russ) Eslinger, Viet Nam War Veteran and long time PGR member passed away yesterday. His wife has requested for the PGR and fellow riders to participate in the funeral procession.  

Itinerary is as follows:

Viewing: Thursday 4:00 - 9:00 P.M. with a Prayer service at 7:00 P.M.

Funeral Date: Friday, January 20, 2012

All bikers are requested to arrive NLT 11:00 A.M. at Ric Brown Funeral Home located at 621 East Griffin Parkway in Mission, Texas.

Church: Our Lady of Guadalupe, 6th. & Conway, Mission, Texas 

Cemetery: Rio Grande Valley Veterans State Cemetery, Mission, Texas   

Let us all pay final tribute to our Viet Nam Veteran and fellow PGR member.




Mr. T
David Trevino
Lead Ride Captain

1 comment:

  1. Wish we could be there. Russell was extremely proud of being a Veteran, a great man & a true friend. He fought to stay alive for a long time even though he was very ill. He was a fighter. Warms our hearts that he will have the PGR there to support his family.