The Patriot Guard Riders 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.
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.
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, November 9, 2012
Veterans Day Events
(1st. Request) Thursday November 8th. The City of San Juan has requested all biker organizations to participate in their Veterans Day Celebration, Honoring all Veterans. We are to arrive NLT 5:30 P.M. the event will begin at 6:00 P. M. We are to stage inside the Liberty Park parking lot located on Business Hwy. 83 and Standard Street. (Where the "BIG" U.S.A. flag and military branch flags are flown daily by Mr. Jim Shawn).
(2nd. Request) Sunday November 11th. Mr. Mario Moreno, Marine Viet Nam Veteran and volunteer "PGR photographer" is requesting all U.S.A. Military branch veterans to participate for a Church Service in their honor at 10:30 A.M. at Iglesia Bautista Betania. Those of you that will be attending, please arrive at the Exxon Service Station NLT 10:00 A.M., located at the corner of Business & Expressway 83 frontage on Inspiration Road. (Turn left on Inspiration road like going to the RGV Veterans State Cemetery and Exxon is on right hand side).
(3rd. Request) Monday November 12th. The McAllen Memorial committee and U.S. Army Colonel Plummer (Retired) is requesting all U.S.A. Military branch veterans to attend for an 11:00 A.M. celebration to honor all military service veterans. The Memorial is located on Galveston Street, North of the expressway frontage road and East of the McAllen Convention Center. PLAN TO ARRIVE NLT 10:30 A.M.
(4th. Request) The City of Lyford has also invited all biker organizations to attend their Veterans Day Celebration. I don't have date and time of event, but will forward as more information is provided.
(5th. Request) Sunday Nov. 11th., Harlingen, Texas at 9:30 am. A Veteran's Day Ceremony will be conducted in Harlingen, Texas at Pendelton Park, off of Morgan Blvd, across from K Mart. They will dedicate the new Memorial. The City of Harlingen is inviting all biker organizations to attend their Veterans Day Celebration.