What do Patriot Guard Riders do?
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.
What is a patriot guard at a funeral?
The Patriot Guard Riders (PGR) is an organization based in the United States whose members attend the funerals of members of the U.S. military and first responders at the invitation of a decedent’s family. Some media reports have referred to the PGR as a motorcycle club.
How did the Patriot Guard Riders start?
It all started back in early August of 2005 with the American Legion Riders chapter 136 from Kansas. They were appalled to hear that a fallen hero’s memory was being tarnished by misguided religious zealots who were protesting at funerals. They decided to do something about it.
When was the Patriot Guard formed?
Patriot Guard Riders/Founded
Founded in 2005 to shield families of fallen heroes from those that would disrupt the services of their loved ones, the Patriot Guard Riders has grown to include thousands of members across all 50 states in the US.
What does the Patriot Guard stand for at a funeral?
The Patriot Guard will stand guard for the Fallen Hero’s military funerals, law enforcement and firefighters funerals to show honor and respect to our country�s fallen heroes, their families, and their communities, and to shield them from protesters.
Who are the Patriot Guard Riders and what do they do?
Patriot Guard Riders. The Patriot Guard Riders (PGR) is an organization based in the United States whose members attend the funerals of members of the U.S. military and first responders at the invitation of a decedent’s family.
What is the mission of the MN Patriot Guard?
MN Patriot Guard Mission statement: To attend the funeral services of fallen American heroes as invited guests of the family, Providing Honor, Dignity, and Respect. If you wish to contact us, please visit our sector/contacts page. Media inquiries/requests, Click Here!.
Who are fallen heroes in the Patriot Guard?
A Fallen Hero is defined as a military KIA or Casualty of War of the current war conflicts and law enforcement officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty. The Patriot Guard uses American Flags to create a shield at the funeral service and a perimeter around the cemetery service.