Thank you so much for all you did to honor my Uncle at his visitation and funeral. The weather was nasty and wet but you all rode with pride. Thank you for opening the doors countless times as family and friends came in and out of the doors all day. From all of my family, thank you again for making such a special tribute to our Uncle!
I would like to sincerely thank the PGR for their service and attendance at my fathers funeral and at graveside. They were wonderful, much appreciated and very helpful.
Many thanks, Melvin Ray Cook II
Dear Patriot Guard Riders of Tallahassee, FL,
It is with respect and gratitude I write you today on behalf of all my family, the family of my daddy – Robert Don Holt.
We had not previously been privileged to attend a funeral at the Tallahassee National Cemetery. What a glorious surprise on Monday 11/18/2019 to arrive to the unexpected flag processional and flanked Committal Shelter by the men and women of the Patriot Guard Riders! My what your color guard added to our last moments all together in memory of “Poppa Holt”, in reverence to God and in honor of this great country – the United States of America . THANK YOU.
As Don grew older his body grew frail but his “patriotic bone” only grew stronger. His sentiments for this Nation under God are precious. It’s one of the many gifts I realize God afforded me in the midst of the turmoil of Daddy’s passing that his date of death landed on Veterans Day! I would love for him to have gotten to observe his own funeral. Everything about it would have made him even prouder of our military, government and country!
Thank you for everything. The plaque is a beautiful expression and it makes for a handsome display coupled with the American flag presented to Momma.
May the good Lord reward you for the kindness you have shown our family and so many other U.S. Veterans.
Emily (Holt) Brown
My Father was a WWII Navy Veteran. He passed away October 28, 2019 in Longview, TX. Your Organization honored him in Longview on Sat, Nov 2 and then the following Tues in Midland on Nov 5th. I had never been to a Funeral where your Organization was present and I can’t tell you how impressed I was at both of Dads’. I was so touched that I actually asked the gentlemen who appeared to be the leader in Midland if I could hug him. My Dad was not only shown respect but so was the Family and of course the American Flag. I will pray for your continued work with other Families.
YOU ARE TRUE AMERICANS WITH HEART AND PATRIOTISM!
The Patriot Riders were at my brothers memorial service in Tyler Texas on Saturday. I live in California and could not go myself. I truly appreciate that they were there. My brother was a Vietnam veteran. My father was a WWII veteran and both truly loved their country. Both were Navy. Thank you so much for your service .
I would like to express my utmost appreciation for the plaque that was given in honor of my father Billy Don Buchalla. The plaque I will hold dearest to my heart, as I feel it is a little of him that I can still treasure when I think of him. PGR thoughtfulness means more than words can express.
It has been 10 years since my father’s passing. I still remember the Patriot Guard with the Flags. There’s not too many things I remember. He’s passing was unexpected and I was in a fog of shock. But I do remember you. He would have loved it! Thank you for what you do for our loved ones!
My husband, Grant Strahle, passed on November 19, 2019. It had been eighteen years since he retired from the Savannah Police Department and forty years since his retirement from the U.S. Army. It was difficult to decide on the type of final service for him. The service was small for the same reasons as stated above. The service though small was very impressive, the patriot guard providing the escort and the police department blocking off all street ramps it was truly a sight to see. Also with the patriot guard people were getting out of their cars and saluting or at least standing at attention.The Army provided the twenty one gun salute with the Chaplain officiating at the grave side. I know my husband would have been really touched by the showing of this respect.
I would like to thank the patriot guard for their service during my husband’s funeral and being there for me and our family.
With Respect, Yvonne Strahle
My grandson was killed in an auto motorcycle accident in Odessa Tx. He was a very patriotic young man and the Patriot Riders were at his funeral this meant a lot to me and my son who served in Iraq. I am sooty it has taken this long to express my appreciation. Thank you again from a very grateful grandmother and if there is anything I can do please let me know. God Bless All of You
A big shoutout to the Patriot guard riders I saw today (about 6 of them) traveling on Rt 195 E towards Wareham, MA and then on Rte towards the Cape around 11-11:30 am. My son had a military funeral but it was held at Otis National Cemetary so no one could come to it like the people that harass military funerals held off the base. Please know how much you are appreciated and loved by so many.