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post #1 of 18 Old Jan 4th, 2007, 2:57 pm Thread Starter
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ABC News tonite?

Strolling thru the Soap Opera room this afternoon , I overheard a News Brief on ABC and managed to just catch a snippet of it. I 'think' they may be profiling the Patriot Guard movement on their newscast this evening. Somethang about 'bikers on a mission' in offering protection at a 'fallen patriot's' funeral. Hope I heard right.

Steve_R - you know anythang about this??
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Dick, for starters there is no such things as Soap Operas anymore. They are called Daytime Dramas...! Then you have to remember that ABC is owned by Disney... So, why would they get the news right and not use cliches??? News IS entertainment and sells advertising!
Next thing you know they'll call the LEO riding in parades "Gun toting biker thugs taking over the streets!"
I just love sensationalism!!! Especially in the Happiest Place on Earth!

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The Patriot Guard organized some years ago when it became necessary to protect the families of fallen military people from radical groups trying to make a statement at their funerals...
They think of themselves as an honor guard.

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Thanks for the heads up Dick!

As an active PGR member I would like to see what they have to say & report.
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Hey, Dave - whadja think? I liked the fact that they didn't show one second of air time for the protestors that started this whole thang. And btw, I think it has now evolved to where protestors or not, the PG is doing a proud thang.

Do you know - does it take someone's request for the PG to organize and show up and pay their respects , or do they just do it on their own??
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Hey, Dave - whadja think? I liked the fact that they didn't show one second of air time for the protestors that started this whole thang. And btw, I think it has now evolved to where protestors or not, the PG is doing a proud thang.
Thanks Allen. That's the best description of what we do. I rode a mission yesterday for a WWII Marine that passed last week. Talk about something that brings tears to your eyes and tugs at the heart strings. I've attached a couple of pictures from yesterday's mission.

Our Mission Statement is here. And you can find out History [url=http://www.patriotguard.org/AboutUs/OurHistory/tabid/145/Default.aspx[here]. We have also ridden for firefighters, LEOs and paramedics. Most killed in the line of duty, but as in Dave Dragon's case last week, a retired firefighter killed in a motorcycle crash. I believe he was a PGR member also.

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Do you know - does it take someone's request for the PG to organize and show up and pay their respects , or do they just do it on their own??
A request from the family is all it takes.
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Excellent pictures Steve. And what a noble cause.
Let's see how ABC does with their segment!

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The piece ABC did was pretty good, I thought. They even interviewed a few of the family members and they nothing but praise for them. That piece was done in Houston. Are there members in the San Antonio area?

Keep up the good work guys!


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From a post on this website, I attended my 1st patriot guard mission this summer. As I did not not know what to expect as I rode in to the staging area that morning, what I found was a place of respect. No matter what you rode on or in, what group you were attached to or not, hawk or dove, the only reason anyone was there was respect for a soldier who died for his or her country's freedom and to give a show of support to the family during this tragic time.

Since that time I've ridden 11 missions, luckily some were to welcome troops home instead of standing at a grave site. At most missions there were media in attendance and as the media tends to do, they are looking for a story to sensationalize. If you want to know what the patriot guard is all about, go to the website, patriotguard.org, look on the right side of the home page for pending missions in your area and just go. As riders, we all appreciate the freedoms we enjoy. Take the time to ride and show your respect to those who have paid the ultimate cost for it. Then you can make up your own opinion on what the patriot guard is all about.
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Anyone can become a "member" of the PG. I attend every time I can manage it. Most of the initial "goinks" have been resolved... still a few issues with "colors".. and folks knowing how to ride with a "group" from time to time.. but it is a small sacrifice...

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If there is to be a protest, we are placed between the family & other mourners and the dirtbags

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This was done on our "Little" group here in the Houston area. We have a lot of PGR members here, but we also have a lot of missions. If you missed the special here is a link to watch it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AupyzbQMLAs

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That does it....
I need to sign up.......................
Thank you PG for what you do......

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Twenty Five Years ago, I rode with a local "club" called the "Vietnam Vets" motorcycle club.
There were "chapters" Miami, Jacksonville, Tallahassee just to name a few.
We served as an honor guard for the funerals of Viet Nam Vets,
Many of whom were "killed" in the war but didn't die until many years later.
There was no publicity and no protestors, just "brothers" comforting "brothers"
These were always very emotional and deeply moving experiences,
they were some of the roughest and toughest guys I've ever know and not a "dry eye" among them.
There's a lot of similarities between what we were doing then and what the Patriot Guard is doing now.
Most of the "original" VNV MC that I knew either died, went to prison or moved on to pursue other interests.
I don't doubt that the Patriot Guard evolved from this and I salute you.
Regardless of your political stance, anyone that makes the ultimate sacrifice deserves respect.


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Twenty Five Years ago, I rode with a local "club" called the "Vietnam Vets" motorcycle club.
There were "chapters" Miami, Jacksonville, Tallahassee just to name a few.
We served as an honor guard for the funerals of Viet Nam Vets,
Many of whom were "killed" in the war but didn't die until many years later.
There was no publicity and no protestors, just "brothers" comforting "brothers"
These were always very emotional and deeply moving experiences,
they were some of the roughest and toughest guys I've ever know and not a "dry eye" among them.
There's a lot of similarities between what we were doing then and what the Patriot Guard is doing now.
Most of the "original" VNV MC that I knew either died, went to prison or moved on to pursue other interests.
I don't doubt that the Patriot Guard evolved from this and I salute you.
Regardless of your political stance, anyone that makes the ultimate sacrifice deserves respect.


Very well put Hans and I salute you for that

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If you and Hans will got to the Patriot Guard History page you will see where the Patriot Guard got it's start. Whether the founders in the American Legion Post were VNVs, I don't know.

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The Patriot Guard always comes to the local airport to to send off troops leaving for the war, or offer a welcome home to those returning. Their efforts are much appreciated!

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