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This is how we roll in the Patriot Guard Riders

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by hornadylnl, May 6, 2007.

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  1. hornadylnl

    hornadylnl Member

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    We did an escort for a soldier whose body was flown back yesterday. There must have been at least 75 bikes there. We rode about 30 miles from the airport to the funeral home. They were calling for thunderstorms all day and thankfully the Good Lord kept us dry. All along the way, there were hundreds of people standing along side the road to wave their flags and pay their respect.

    Just when you think all hope for patriotism and our fine republic is lost, you enounter something like this to remind you that there are still tried and true patriots among us.

    This is the line as we waited for the casket to be unloaded.
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    This guy on the tractor stopped as the procession went by. He had his hat over his heart. When time is precious for a farmer, he still stopped what he was doing to pay his respect.
     
  2. NukemJim

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    Thank you and the other riders for me please.

    NuJkemJim
     
  3. Titan6

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    Bless the Patriot Riders. Those guys are truly a heart rending sight. I was at a funeral a few months ago and they were out.

    I looked for the protesters and saw none. Lucky for my career... I do not think I would have had much military bearing left if I had.
     
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    Thank you!
     
  5. Rumble

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    Thank you. I visited Gettysburg yesterday with my wife, and though I never served, that place is a powerful reminder of the sacrifices made by those who have. I passed a gentleman from the Patriot Guard, as a matter of fact, who was riding along the tour path on his motorcycle. You guys deserve our thanks.
     
  6. M2 Carbine

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    An indicator of how low and despicable people have become is shown by the need for the Patriot Guard Riders.

    An indicator of how good and decent people can be is shown by those who are Patriot Guard Riders.


    Thank you Riders.
     
  7. Ric

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    Your good people doing good things for other people.
    God Bless
    Thank you
     
  8. 12-34hom

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    +1

    12-34hom.
     
  9. Notch

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    That is a great reminder that there are still some patriots in this crazy land. Please let your group know how much this means to folks like us.
     
  10. Furncliff

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    Thank you.
     
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    God bless you
     
  12. Big Daddy K

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    Thank you very much.

    I'm in our small East Texas town. Awhile back one of ours was killed and the Patriot Guard helped out from DFW all the way to Sulphur Springs. Also with the funeral.

    Today another one of our own is headed back to Iraq. At 4:00pm he will be escorted all the way to DFW by bikers.

    Thanks again!
     
  13. homeka45

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    Well done.
     
  14. RKellogg

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    Very nice , Thank you .

    How can I make the pictures bigger . The picture of the farmer looks like it might be one to put in a frame .
     
  15. Bobo

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    That's great!!!

    Thanks for what the Riders do!:D
     
  16. TCB in TN

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    Thanks guys, it is a wonderful gesture.

    A few years ago we were on the way to lunch with a big wig from a plant up North. On the way a funeral procession came by and I pulled off the side of the road to wait. The big wig was VERY confused, he asked what we were doing. I had to explain that here we pull over to show respect for those who have passed and their families. He thought it was a great tradition. We owe those who give their lives in service for our country that plus a great deal more. Thanks again.
     
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    This is the 1st I've heard of the Patriot Guard. So sad there is need for you, but bravo for filling that need.

    God Bless you all,

    Tuckerdog1
     
  18. Brian Williams

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    Thank you very much
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  19. Sig245

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    Yep, thanks for participating in the Patriot Guards. I just joined up in Oregon and have not done my first ride yet, nor do I have the ID patch.

    Its a great cause and I am looking forward to helping out.
     
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    When Civil War II starts, the first clashes will probably be between bikers like this, and dirty hippies waving Bibles or Che flags crying out for peace of to kill all the fags. This is said as a joke, but reality is a strange mistress and it very well may come to pass...

    The Patriot Guard Riders is a wonderfully conceived group, and I'm glad they're around.
     
  21. 10 Ring Tao

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    Cool post, but how about some pics that aren't thumbnail sized?
     
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    Thanks for everything y'all do for us. I'm sure Oleg could do something great with the tractor pic.
     
  23. hornadylnl

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    I'm trying to post these pictures bigger. Hopefully it works. I did not take these, it was a fellow member on the back of a Harley so that will explain the bluriness and uncentered frames of some of the pictures. I won't post the name of the photographer out of respect for anonymity. [​IMG]
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    I'll post more in another reply.
     
  24. hornadylnl

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    Someone posted on the Patriot Guard forums that this charter company flies the bodies of our servicemen free of charge. I don't know how to verify if that is true or not. If you are ever in the position to use an air charter service, please keep these guys in mind.
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    If any of you are interested in joining the Patriot Guard Riders, it is absolutely free. You don't have to buy anything, you don't have to be a vet and you don't have to own or ride a motorcycle. We have members who drive their cars and trucks that are called support vehicles. They provide a valuable service to those riding and they hold a flag on the line just as well as the rest of us. I've met many wonderful people through this wonderful organization. Fortunately, I've never been to a funeral where the protesters have showed up. These guys are out there on their bikes even when the snow is flying to show their respect. You aren't obligated to go on missions when they come up. The way we do things is that if you can make a mission, please do so. We all know that everyone has work, families, etc. that require your time. We always manage to get a good turnout because different people are available for different missions.

    If you are interested in joining, please visit the Patriot Guard website and read the mission statement on the home page. Their is a link right on the top of the page to join. Here is the website. http://www.patriotguard.org/Home/tabid/53/Default.aspx
     
  25. koja48

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    God Bless America, those serving, AND you folks. The devil can take the
    rest . . .
     
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