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.

Friday, March 23, 2012

PGR Request for USAF Veteran Richard Suarez for Tomorrow 3-24-12

Greetings Fellow PGR Brothers and Sisters and Biker Groups,
PGR has been requested tomottow for Honor Escort for USAF Veteran Ricardo Suarez.
See below for itinerary:
(Same route as US Army Veteran Roberto Cavazos earlier this week)
 Date: 03-24-12
Arrive: 08:00 to 08:15
NLT 08:30
Good Shepherd Funeral Home
1157 W. Hidalgo Raymondville, Texas
Depart about 09:30
Arrive about 10:00
Prince of Peace Catholic Church
8413 Park Ave. Lyford, Texas 78569
Arrive about 11:00
Raymondville Memorial Park Cemetery
Raymondville, Tx
Ricardo C. Suarez

Ricardo C. Suarez
LYFORD, TX.-Ricardo C. Suarez, 68, was called home by our Lord on Wednesday March 21, 2012 at Sunshine Haven, Olmito, TX. He was born in Lyford, TX on February 28, 1944 to Jose and Corina (Castillo) Suarez.

He is preceded in death by his father Jose Suarez; and is survived by his beloved wife of 39 years Maricela G. Urbiola Suarez of Rio Verde, S.L.P., Mexico; mother Corina Suarez of Raymondville, son Jose Antonio (Andrea) Suarez of Missouri City, TX.; daughter Rosa Corina (Roberto) Suarez-Reyna of San Antonio; sister Gloria (Luciano) Garza of Raymondville; brother Roberto (Teresa) Suarez of Brownsville; numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, nephews, nieces, compadres and godchildren in our Country and Mexico.

Ricardo proudly served his country in the United States Air Force from 1966 to 1970 and later became a school teacher for 31 years in the Lyford CISD, Raymondville ISD, CISD, Brownsville ISD and substituted at Lasara ISD and tutored at the Marine Military Academy.

He was a member of the Lyford Lion's Club, Prince of Peace Catholic Church Choir, Valley InterFaith, Texas State Teachers Association, and enjoyed golfing, bowling, traveling, reading, volunteering, dancing, spending time with his family and friends, coaching golf to Lyford CISD students, assisting the Athletic Department in various student organizations, and supporting the Varsity Bulldogs Football Team.

Private family visitations began yesterday Thursday March 22, 2012 from 4:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M.
Visitation will resume today for friends and family from 8:00 A.M. until 9:00 P.M. with a Holy Rosary to be recited by Bernardino Perez at 7:00 P.M. at Good Shepherd Funeral Home. 1157 W. Hidalgo Raymondville, Texas.

A Funeral Mass will be held to celebrate Ricardo's life Saturday March 24, 2012 officiated by Father Richard MacDonald SCJ, 10:00 A.M. At Prince of Peace Catholic Church. 8413 Park Ave. Lyford, Texas 78569.

Military graveside services will follow at the Raymondville Memorial Park Cemetery and will be conducted by the Raymondville American Legion Post #390 and the Raymondville V.F.W. Post #6719.

Honored to serve as pallbearers are Armando Guerrero, Roberto ``Bobby' Reyna Sr., Jose Antonio Suarez, and his golf ``Buddies' Oscar Elizondo, Romeo Rodriguez, and Rene Torres.

In lieu of flowers, you may contribute to The Saenz- Suarez Memorial Scholarship for a senior at Lyford CISD and Raymondville ISD. Contributions may be mailed to Maricela G. Suarez at P.O. Box 625 Raymondville, Texas 78580.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the caring hands of Good Shepherd Funeral Home of Raymondville.
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
"Remember that no matter how many missions you have been on, all that matters to the family is the one you are on today." ~ Robert

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