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.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

UPDATE: Funeral Escort Wed., 1/4/12

Greeting My PGR Brothers and Sisters and Biker Groups,
As mentioned earlier this week, keep checking your email for updates on pending missions.
Be Advised:
1. Son of US Army Vietnam Veteran Stephen Casanova (Helicopter Crew Chief) has requested PGR Honor Escort. 
Date: Wed, 01-04-12
Arrival Time: 10:00           NLT: 11:15
Place: (Departing @ 12:00) Memorial Funeral Home
311 W Expressway 83  
San Juan, TX 78589-3640
(956) 787-1415
Church: Pending at this time. As soon as we get this info, we will pass it on.
Interment: (15:00) Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery, Mission, Tx
2. Spc. Kurt W. Kern, 24, of McAllen, Texas
KIA in Afghanistan, funeral arrangements are pending.
As soon as we have more information, we will send it out.
Thank You for your continued support.
God Bless you and your families.
"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

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