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Patriot Guards

Postby OldZX11Rider » Thu Dec 24, 2015 12:31 pm



I have not had any interest in joining any MC. But recently I have seen a couple articles about the Patriot Guards, both articles reported nothing but good things about them.
As many riders as there are on this site, surely there are a few Patriot Guard members and I'm curious as to how you became a member, your duties as a member and why you joined.
Before starting this, I searched Patriot Guards and nothing came up.


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Postby ram11397 » Thu Dec 24, 2015 2:04 pm

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Re: Patriot Guards

Postby OldZX11Rider » Thu Dec 24, 2015 2:11 pm

Sorry, I meant I searched under "Goldwing Chat", not a general internet search.
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Re: Patriot Guards

Postby ram11397 » Thu Dec 24, 2015 2:29 pm

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Re: Patriot Guards

Postby HALBUDD » Thu Dec 24, 2015 11:52 pm

To reply to your question, I joined the Indiana patriot guard a few years ago. I am a vet and felt that it was a way to show my support and respect for my brothers and sisters that have served there country. The patriot guard is all volunteer you dont need to be a vet or even ride a bike to be a member and show your support. I try to make as many of the missions as I can, but with having to work I cant always do them during the week. They dont make you do missions its up to you as to when you can this is a organization that was set up to help the family's of fallen vets,first responders and police to shield them from the loony tunes from a certain church that I will not name. When you are a family member of a vet,first responder ,or fallen police officer and request the Patriot guard to do an escort or flag line as I have just done for my Dad who passed away on 12-10-15 . They will show up they may not know any thing about the person or ever have met them, it does not matter we do it out of respect for their service to our country and fellow brothers and sisters. I my self have cried at missions and so have a lot of my brothers.It is something you must want to do in your heart.I hope you will see how much good that the Patriot guard does as we also do other worth while charity rides. There are no dues to pay they will never ask you or anyone for money its all done on donations form anyone.If you are a Patriot of this country and would like to show your support then I would encourage you to go to your local Patriot Guard site in your state and sign up. You can see missions in your area and go to one of them,talk to other members you will not meet a better bunch of guys (just like goldwing riders) never met nicer people.-------------------------------------------------Just my feelings.--------------------------Hal
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Re: Patriot Guards

Postby Grindl » Sat Dec 26, 2015 3:06 pm

Have been doing PG rides for about eight years now , and being a Nam Vet , I've been to more than my share of funerals of "Brothers" , Comrades in Arms , and other Veterans from previous Wars .
One of the best things about the PG is there motto .

"Do what you can , When you can , For as long as you can ".
It will take a toll on you ; emotionally , but the rewards are well worth the time , energy , and sacrifice .

I decided I wasn't going to let this generation of Veterans be de-famed or dis-respected the way the Vietnam Veterans were by the loud-mouthed , evil leftists . The same nation-building , peace & Love , limp-wristed , pantywaists who sent us to the jungles & mountains of S.E. Asia .
Join the PGR and participate . You'll be a better man , or woman for it . Standing a "Flag Line" at a decorated Hero's funeral is a honor .

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Re: Patriot Guards

Postby seabeechief » Sun Dec 27, 2015 1:31 pm

Halbudd and Grindl are far more eloquent than me, but they both nailed it. I share the same feelings as Grindl in that I will do everything I can to ensure that the men and women who come home from our current fiasco's are treated better that we Viet Nam veterans. Riding with the Patriot Guard Riders is one of the most fulfilling, and at the same time humbling, experiences I have ever had. I made three PGR missions this past week, including the one for my brother, who was also a Viet Nam veteran. Being surrounded by people who share my belief's as well as my grief was very much appreciated.

Go to their website and register. You will be contacted with further details. We are on an email list that tells us when and where to muster, and some details about the person we are honoring. I don't think you will regret it.

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Postby bustedwing » Wed Dec 30, 2015 5:53 pm

One thing that will happen with the Patriot Guard is they will take you in with open arms as long as you are dedicated to the mission of supporting the troops. I have not found people that have been more friendly. I have been with the Guard for 5 years now and they love it when you can support, but don't hassle you if you miss a few.No monthly meetings, no dues,all news is sent thru text messages.it is a great organization .
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Re: Patriot Guards

Postby golden highway » Wed Dec 30, 2015 8:11 pm

From doing some research there are the Patriot Gaurds and the Patriot Gaurd Riders. Two different groups.

My son was returning from 4 years in the military. All 4 years out of the country. At the end of his time he was sent from sandbox to his base in Korea and on to the United States. He arrived at the airport with no job and homeless. He of course he was lucky he could stay with us until he found a job and a place to live. Not true for everyone getting out of the military. At the same time a friend of mines son was just getting out of prison again one of many times. Before he was released they made sure he had a place to live, a job and yes a car to drive all paid for by the tax payers. When I inquired as to why I was told it gave him a better chance of starting a new life and not just returning to prison. In 6 months he back behind bars. What is wrong with this country when man who just served his country gets kicked to curb and a criminal get a hero's welcome. My son never expected or wanted what that criminal received he assumed he would support himself. I guess that is why he doesn't live behind bars.

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Re: Patriot Guards

Postby seabeechief » Wed Dec 30, 2015 8:27 pm

In short, and with all due respect, it is a direct result of the people we have been electing to congress for the past 40 years. Welcome to the "Great Society", where the doers give and the sack draggers receive. You want change, cut your ties with anything and anyone associated with the demo-crit party. That's what I believe.

I am very sorry for the way your son has been treated. Believe me, I understand. I'm a Viet Nam veteran.

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Re: Patriot Guards

Postby Grindl » Fri Jan 01, 2016 12:55 pm

Hey there , "Chief" ; A small correction for ya . That's the "DEMON-CRAT" party you were referring to . As in " :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: .
Only political party that ever sent men and women to a war ; and then tried to destroy those same men and women as : Drug addicts , psycho's , war criminals , baby-killers and un-fit to be around "Normal" society . Some of us are old enough to remember the "Scarlet" letter that was hung on us coming back to the world ; by the same sorry SOB's that sent us over there .
I went to Nam a Kennedy Democrat , and came home a hard-line Republican Conservative , and spend every waking moment fighting the progressive-socialist , radical left Demon-crat party , that is try to re-make America in the ideology of Karl Marx & Saul Olinsky , and their evil spawn ; Barrack Hussein Obama . Not to mention the card carrying communist party members , Bill & Billary Clinton ; both of which wouldn't now the truth if it bit them on their fat asses . "It was all about the video".

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Re: Patriot Guards

Postby seabeechief » Fri Jan 01, 2016 2:25 pm

You'll get no argument from me, Grindl. We are one election and one or two supreme court judges away from losing it all. I fear we are on the edge, and it's going to get ugly.

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Re: Patriot Guards

Postby OldZX11Rider » Sat Jan 02, 2016 11:29 am

I'll be registering today. I'm old enough I remember the way vets were treated when returning from Vietnam. It wasn't right.
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Re: Patriot Guards

Postby OldZX11Rider » Sat Jan 02, 2016 5:27 pm

Officially a member of the Patriot Guard Riders. :D
For some reason I have difficulty thanking those that deserve our greatest thanks, one on one. Maybe in this small way I can show my appreciation.
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Re: Patriot Guards

Postby seabeechief » Sat Jan 02, 2016 6:33 pm

Welcome aboard, brother. Go forth and do good.

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Re: Patriot Guards

Postby Bobsiler » Thu Jan 28, 2016 8:56 pm

I have never served but wanted to show my respect for those that have. I joined after reading this thread. Left work today to stand a flag line and escort a Naval Seal from the airport. It was as awesome felling to see his face when he came out of the terminal to about 25 of us. He received a hero's welcome with police escort. Police and Fire lining the overpasses as we went down the highway. My first mission and I will go again. Great group of people.
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Re: Patriot Guards

Postby bustedwing » Fri Jan 29, 2016 12:24 pm

Truly a great group of people doing great work. Thank you for devoting some of your time to this great cause.
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Re: Patriot Guards

Postby jacobite » Mon Feb 01, 2016 6:04 pm

I am a PGR member for a few years now and I am honored to be associated with this wonderful group of people to ever ride a bike or drive a vehicle with to honor our vets, I met theses people a few years ago when my uncle who was a WWII vet passed away and they stood flag line and rode escort to the cemetery, since then I've done several honor flights, escorted the moving wall as well as set it up and stood watch over it. I never had the chance to serve in the military and tis is a way to show my respects to them

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Re: Patriot Guards

Postby badland57 » Mon Feb 01, 2016 8:20 pm

I live in the north eastern north Carolina dose any have info of how to get a hold of anyone with the guards in this area. please e-mail me. Thanks for your help.

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Re: Patriot Guards

Postby flogger » Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:00 pm

Google North Carolina Patriot Guard and your state's chapter's website will come up... or use the national link in this topic earlier to go to the national site which will provide the local state sites...
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Re: Patriot Guards

Postby Mag » Wed Feb 03, 2016 12:25 am

Found the SW WA chapter....This is definitely something I can believe in. Never was in the forces, both brothers and my dad were, but always show respect for those that protect....and I was a fireman for a time, that has got to count...

I think I am joining....thx for this idea, a great way to give back to something that is not political, just protective and respectful it seems.

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