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is the Patriot Guard? It is the honorable empowerment of people. The
PGR allows people from all walks of life, from all employments, from
all environments, from all politics, from all religions to come together
and try to recognize and honor the love and sacrifice that our military
men and women have and are giving us. It is a venue, a platform, a
flagline, an accompaniment, a hug and a handshake
of love. It is about them and us and the whole makes us more then we
could be alone and it keeps them and us from being alone. Its about
comrades, brothers and sisters, and shared compassion with survivors,
family, relatives, and friends. Its about people. Everyone who
has a heart and loves their brothers and sisters and wish to help honor
those who have passed, those who are suffering, those who are
surviving. PTSD has no boundaries, no limits, no age, no groups, it is
freely spread among everyone with inequality. PTSD has no time limit,
no duration, no amount, and no cure. Physical effects and suffering
combined with mental debilitation are even in our members who come to
honor but also carry the horror of war. The Patriot Guard is so much
more then just those who serve, those who suffer, those who pass, it is
also those who ride, those who drive, those who survive, those who
stand, those who wave and those who cry. The Patriot Guard isn't just
Active Duty and Veterans, its all of us, American Patriots.
In our opinion the most active Patriotic Organization in the Country.
The Patriot Guard Riders (PGR) is a diverse amalgamation of riders from across the nation. We are probably the largest motorcycle organization in the world with over 400,000 members, and yet, we are not a motorcycle club, nor even a motorcycle organization. We don’t care what 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 a motorcycle. The only prerequisites are have a loving heart and respect. Patriot Guard activities are composed of Missions and Rides. 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 protestor or group of protestors. We accomplish the latter through strictly legal and non-violent means.
On some of our Missions, we accompany the Hero and his or her family for miles, with flags flying on the motorcycles. Here in Southern California, we are averaging 40-50 Missions and Rides a month. The Patriot Guard Riders is composed of American Legionnaires, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Veterans, Active Duty, Civilians and anyone with a good heart. We call the activities we do “Missions” or Rides, and we conduct ourselves with the respect that should be shown to those who have or will go into harm’s way. Outside of the Patriot Guard Primary Missions, we also participate in Rides such as: Welcome Homes, Departures, “Veteran’s Without Families” where we are the family for the fallen heroes. Additionally, we participate in Patriotic Rides, like Parades, Charities, Wounded Warrior Projects, Wreaths Across America, Civic projects and helping our Heroes and their Families.
This non-profit website is for the purpose of displaying and recording the many "Missions", Activities, Events, etc., which are happening here in SoCal for our Heroes. Hundreds of family members come here to view the photos of their loved ones and to remember them. We do not and have never charged for providing this service. And High Quality photo's are provided free.
This website is in no way connected nor represented by the Patriot Guard Riders, or its Organization.
Copyright 2016 Charles Allen Johnson
There are 1,000 things you could have done, but none are more important.