Patriot Guard Riders

Patriot Guard Riders

by October 2, 2014

Sandie Schlett
Senior Ride Captain
Patriot Guard Riders
MS Gulf Coast

Raymond Marks IMGP2853 logo from facebookDo you hear the rumble and roar of a group of motorcycles and see the American flags waving?   It’s most likely the Patriot Guard Riders showing honor and respect to  America’s true heroes. The Patriot Guard is a federally registered 501(c)3 non-profit, national organization which is a 100% volunteer,.  Their mission is to ensure dignity and respect at memorial services honoring fallen military personnel, first responders, law enforcement, and Honorably Discharged Veterans.  At the request of the family, they attend services of their fallen hero and provide a silent flag line, as well as a flag escort to the cemetery. You may also see them on their roaring motorcycles with flags flying or holding flags at other events honoring America’s true heroes.

Freedom isn’t free, but joining the Patriot Guard is! Join them in honoring our military at You don’t have to be a veteran, and you don’t have to ride a motorcycle!  There are no dues and no meetings to attend!  We are a varied group of people from all walks of life who have one thing in common, and that is…. we want to honor and show respect to America’s finest.

Look in November’s issue for the article about the Patriot Guard Riders on the Mississippi Gulf Coast who honor America’s fallen heroes.