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, March 18, 2012


Extremely Urgent and Short Notice !
Greetings My PGR Brothers and Sisters and Biker Groups,
We have been contacted today (12:00) by Maria Cavazos, wife of US Army and Vietnam Veteran Roberto Cavazos requesting PGR Escort. Decorations include, Vietnam Service Medal, 2 Bronze Stars, and Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.
See details below:
Date:  Monday, 03-19-2012
Staging Time & Place:
Arrive at Good Shepherd Funeral Home 08:00 to 08:15, NLT 08:30
Good Shepherd Funeral Home
1157 W. Hidalgo Avenue
Raymondville, Tx 78580
Funeral Director, Mr. Michael (956-453-7329)
Depart about 09:45 (depending on size of the procession).
Arrival 10:00
Prince of Peace Parish
1100 Park Ave
PO Box 460
Lyford, TX 78569
Phone: (956) 347-3580 Fax: (956) 347-3649 A Parish of The Roman Catholic Diocese of Brownsville TX
Depart about 11:00 to cemetery, about 5 blocks away.
Lyford Evergreen Cemetery
Roberto Cavazos

Roberto Cavazos
RAYMONDVILLE, TX. - Roberto Cavazos, 64, entered into eternal rest on March 14, 2012 at McAllen Heart Hospital. Roberto was born in Sebastian, Texas on January 29, 1948 to Lorenzo and Flora Cavazos. He is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife Maria Cavazos, daughters; Anna Cavazos, Annette Cavazos, Sandy Rodriguez, sons; Roberto Mike (Christine) Cavazos, Lorenzo Roman (Monique) Cavazos. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren.

He proudly served our country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam war. He was honorably discharged and awarded the Vietnam service medal with two bronze stars and a Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal. In his youthful days he was an avid horseman and listened to country music. Roberto had a great sense of humor and enjoyed making others laugh, he touched many people's lives and gave them confidence and courage. He lived a humble life and his family was nearest to his heart.

Visitation was held Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM with a holy rosary at 7:00 PM. Will resume today, Sunday, March 18, 2012 from 1 PM with a rosary at 7 PM. A funeral mass will be held on Monday, March 19, 2012 at 10:00 AM at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Lyford. Graveside services will follow at Lyford Evergreen Cemetery. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the caring hands of Good Shepherd Funeral Home in 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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