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Tribute Donations

Our mission is done out of honor and respect, and there is never a charge or an expectation of payment. However, many have asked to donate to the PGR in memory of the heroes we have stood for, or to honor those still with us. This is a record of those donors and their honorees.

Tribute donations may be made from our Donate to the PGR page.


Diane Clark

May 18, 2019

I would like to thank our local Patriot Guard Riders in Huntsville, Alabama for standing guard for… Read more

I would like to thank our local Patriot Guard Riders in Huntsville, Alabama for standing guard for my Daddy whose service was in February 2016 and for my father-in-law whose service was in April of 2019. They both served in WWII; they served their country with pride. The PGR made every attempt to provide comfort and honor to our fathers. We could never explain how much their presence meant to us as a family.

Diane Clark

May 18, 2019

I would like to thank our local Patriot Guard Riders who stood guard at my Daddy's service in 2016… Read more

I would like to thank our local Patriot Guard Riders who stood guard at my Daddy's service in 2016 and most recently at my father-in-law's service in April of 2019. Both of these men were WWII Veterans. My Daddy was a Silver Star and Purple Heart Recipient. I cannot say enough kind words of the Patriot Guard Riders in Huntsville, Alabama. They did it with sincere dignity and honor. It blessed us more than they will ever know.

Michael Lataille

May 17, 2019

In honor of Roland Lataille. Thank you for your PGR service and your twenty years of military… Read more

In honor of Roland Lataille. Thank you for your PGR service and your twenty years of military service in the Marine Corps and Air Force. Happy Birthday and Happy Father's Day, Dad!

David Thompson

May 16, 2019

The way your organization honored Mr. Ackley brought tears to my eyes yesterday at the funeral, and… Read more

The way your organization honored Mr. Ackley brought tears to my eyes yesterday at the funeral, and again today as I write this. Thank you. God Bless the USA!

Lane Kaufman

May 16, 2019

Thank you for your service, John Antonides.
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Edward Burki

May 13, 2019

In Loving Memory of my Father Marcel E Burki who served his country in WWII as a Chief Petty Officer… Read more

In Loving Memory of my Father Marcel E Burki who served his country in WWII as a Chief Petty Officer Y2, US NAVY NEWS, Guam. My thanks to the Patriot Guard from Annette, Pete, Gene and his teammates who were on time, supported his grandaughter, stood tall and were professional in every sense of the word. My Sincerest Thanks.

Steffane Young

May 11, 2019

In loving memory of Jeffrey Ahrens who bravely served our country during the Vietnam War/Conflict.

Woody & Marcia Luttrell

May 7, 2019

In loving memory of our father (Father-in-law), Jay Luttrell who served in the Navy WWII. Thanks to… Read more

In loving memory of our father (Father-in-law), Jay Luttrell who served in the Navy WWII. Thanks to the Patriot Guard for making the funeral and burial very special.

Michele and Jim Walsh

May 3, 2019

Paula Catellier

May 3, 2019

DPS is proud to donate to your organization in memory of a great Vietnam Hero.

Randall Byle

April 30, 2019

In memory of our cousin Jim Byle. Retired First Sergeant , U.S. Army and Vietnam Veteran. A hero in… Read more

In memory of our cousin Jim Byle. Retired First Sergeant , U.S. Army and Vietnam Veteran. A hero in the eyes of many people, a loving husband and father, and a friend to everyone he met. His presence will be missed, but he will live forever in our hearts and memories.

Christopher S Yetman

April 24, 2019

In loving memory of my brother Bill Yetman. A hero to many and a U.S. Navy Corpsman (67 - 70). … Read more

In loving memory of my brother Bill Yetman. A hero to many and a U.S. Navy Corpsman (67 - 70). And our thanks to PGR who showed him such honor and respect.

Thomas Arnold

April 23, 2019

In Memory of Jim Arnold
My dad was Navy WW2

Thomas Arnold

April 23, 2019

In Memory of Billy Shaw
My other dad was Army WW2

Jesus Godinez

April 22, 2019

In Memory of Ann Rundall
Thank you for your service as a Vietnam-Era veteran and for your… Read more

In Memory of Ann Rundall
Thank you for your service as a Vietnam-Era veteran and for your sacrifice to our nation. Rest In Peace, SSgt Rundall. Semper Fidelis!

Allen Sorensen

April 22, 2019

In Memory of Glenn L Sorensen
Thanks Dad for being a part of the Greatest Generation (WWII). Love… Read more

In Memory of Glenn L Sorensen
Thanks Dad for being a part of the Greatest Generation (WWII). Love and Miss you

Theresa Waddell

April 20, 2019

In Memory of Francis Kunz
Thank you for helping to make my father's Lynchburg, Virginia, memorial… Read more

In Memory of Francis Kunz
Thank you for helping to make my father's Lynchburg, Virginia, memorial service incredibly special.

Barbara Hall Verbos

April 18, 2019

In Memory of Franklin "Jay" Verbos
You so touched my heart when the group appeared at my son's… Read more

In Memory of Franklin "Jay" Verbos
You so touched my heart when the group appeared at my son's funeral and burial. When I thanked them, each one said to me it was an honor to be there. My heart is full of gratitude for your noble group.

Felicia Fowlkes

April 18, 2019

In Memory of Paul G. Moffett
Rest in Power G.Paul. I will miss you here in the Education… Read more

In Memory of Paul G. Moffett
Rest in Power G.Paul. I will miss you here in the Education Department. With deepest sympathy to the family. You all are in my prayers. Good bless.

Jennie Davis

April 18, 2019

In loving memory of Pete Wiley.

Sandra Hipes

April 17, 2019

In memory of Rich Osterhaus.

Virginia Garza

April 17, 2019

In memory of my cousin, Rich Osterhaus. You will be missed by so many people. I will always… Read more

In memory of my cousin, Rich Osterhaus. You will be missed by so many people. I will always remember you, your generosity, your humor and kindness. Until we meet again.
Ginger & Herb Garza

Nicole Darnell

April 16, 2019

In memory of Rich Osterhaus
With deepest sympathy, from your family at Redstone Federal Credit… Read more

In memory of Rich Osterhaus
With deepest sympathy, from your family at Redstone Federal Credit Union

Sharon Croxton

April 15, 2019

Thank you so much for escorting Harry M. Croxton, Sr. to his final resting place at DFW National… Read more

Thank you so much for escorting Harry M. Croxton, Sr. to his final resting place at DFW National Cemetery.

Tim and Lynne Sekarski

April 14, 2019

We wish to thank all the Patriot Guard Riders for their tribute to our brother and brother in law… Read more

We wish to thank all the Patriot Guard Riders for their tribute to our brother and brother in law Michael Sekarski at his funeral on March 26th, 2019 at Jefferson Barracks in St Louis,MO. Thank you for your service and support of our dear Mike and our family.
It meant everything to us that you were there leading us to his final resting place.
Thank you for your kindness.

Theresa Miller

April 12, 2019

You were the best uncle we ever could have had! RIP Uncle Jim
Love you, Theresa & Patty

Christopher Hensel

April 10, 2019

In Honor of Rick Hensel
Thank you to all the members of the NY Patriot Guard Riders for being… Read more

In Honor of Rick Hensel
Thank you to all the members of the NY Patriot Guard Riders for being there to lay my father to rest. I know it meant everything to him, and a lot to our family. You are all professionals in all that you do!

Karen Schanhals

April 9, 2019

In Memory of David Schanhals
Thank you to the Patriot Guard Riders for your support during my… Read more

In Memory of David Schanhals
Thank you to the Patriot Guard Riders for your support during my husband's Memorial Service yesterday. Rick and the rest of the Guard were so kind to the family and the respect and honor showed to my husband touched everyone's hearts. Your support turned a very difficult day into a day of renewed pride for my husbands service and to the United States! Thank you!

Karen Swierczewski

April 9, 2019

This donation is in memory of Anthony Scarcelli, a wonderful man who served his country in Viet Nam… Read more

This donation is in memory of Anthony Scarcelli, a wonderful man who served his country in Viet Nam and devoted his life to his family.

John Copeland

April 7, 2019

Gene Sanspree served two tours in Vietnam while serving in the US Navy and left this world on March… Read more

Gene Sanspree served two tours in Vietnam while serving in the US Navy and left this world on March 2nd. Having the Patriot Guard attend his ceremony turned a somber event into a patriotic gathering with a sea of American flags. I haven't felt this type of camaraderie since exiting the Air Force over 20 years ago. I would be remiss if I didn't mention Patriot Guard member, Brian Adams from Dallas, who introduced me to this great organization.

Charles Sliger

April 6, 2019

Thank you Az PGR for your dedication ceremony to my uncle Herb Sliger that you did on weds april 3rd… Read more

Thank you Az PGR for your dedication ceremony to my uncle Herb Sliger that you did on weds april 3rd in Phoenix. You were incredible and the ceremony was quite moving to our family. It was something we will never forget.

Cathy J Arneson

April 4, 2019

In Memory of Paul Dorman Phillips
Thank you, to the Patriot Guard Riders for your dedication… Read more

In Memory of Paul Dorman Phillips
Thank you, to the Patriot Guard Riders for your dedication, respect & sincerity as you honored my father Paul, during his funeral service March 28, 2019, and escorted the family to Willamette National Cemetery. God bless you for all you do!

Patricia Leavitt

April 2, 2019

In Memory of Kenneth Sona
My cousin Ken was a victim of Agent Orange, and passed away 4/1/19. He… Read more

In Memory of Kenneth Sona
My cousin Ken was a victim of Agent Orange, and passed away 4/1/19. He will be remembered as quite a jokester. His father was a POW in WWII, and his brother Ray was a VietNam vet as well. Three heroes.

Robin Essig

April 1, 2019

I'm donating in memory of my father, Tom Harrawood. He was a proud Navy veteran, and would have… Read more

I'm donating in memory of my father, Tom Harrawood. He was a proud Navy veteran, and would have been very proud of the Patriot Guard escort he received. Thank you so much for helping us honor our beloved father.

William Flegenheimer

April 1, 2019

This donation is in Honor of Pete Pedro, who was a member of the PGR, did a lot of work along with… Read more

This donation is in Honor of Pete Pedro, who was a member of the PGR, did a lot of work along with your kind folks at Riverside Memorial, Riverside, CA

Matthew Kern

April 1, 2019

Thank you, thank you, thank you for the service you provided for my father-in-law. You gave a… Read more

Thank you, thank you, thank you for the service you provided for my father-in-law. You gave a decorated war hero, veteran, father and friend an opportunity take his last motorcycle ride alongside fellow veterans. When the Patriot Guard arrived with Mr. Hoover's cremains I could picture him smiling from ear-to-ear. We could not have imagined a better service and the Patriot Guard was a big part of what made it so amazing. Thank you again.

Matt Kern

Pamela Duarte

April 1, 2019

In honor of my big brother
Robert Houston Braddock. Thank you Patriot Guard Riders for a beautiful… Read more

In honor of my big brother
Robert Houston Braddock. Thank you Patriot Guard Riders for a beautiful send off for my brother. I know he was smiling down when he saw you standing for him and escorting him to his final resting place. God Bless each and every one of you for the job you do for our fallen heroes.

Nicole Douglas

March 31, 2019

I am making this donation in honor and memory of Mr Thomas Wiggins! Thank you for your service to… Read more

I am making this donation in honor and memory of Mr Thomas Wiggins! Thank you for your service to our great and wonderful nation sir.

Rhoni Lindgren

March 31, 2019

Thank you so much for his beautiful send off. In my heart I knew he was smiling 😇

Logos Houston's First Baptist Church

March 30, 2019

In memory of Mr. James "Jim" Hoover for his service to our country,

Morgan Getchell

March 30, 2019

In Memory of John Walters

Robert Eisworth

March 29, 2019

In Memory of James Hoover

Patricia Kaley

March 28, 2019

Donald R. Smucker's family, cousins and friends want to thank the Patriot Guard for honoring him… Read more

Donald R. Smucker's family, cousins and friends want to thank the Patriot Guard for honoring him during his funeral and cemetery ceremonies, and especially for the wonderful escort across the Parkway to his final resting place. It was truly inspiring and amazing.

Patricia Dewey

March 28, 2019

In memory of Paul Zika, for his loyal service to our country. He will be sadly missed.

Sarah Newman

March 17, 2019

This not only is in memory of my husband, Maj. Ward (Buck) Newman, a Vietnam vet, for his 20 years… Read more

This not only is in memory of my husband, Maj. Ward (Buck) Newman, a Vietnam vet, for his 20 years of service to our country in the USAF, but also in honor of and appreciation for the dedicated members of the Patriot Guard Riders who stood for him at his memorial service on March 8, 2019. We salute you all.

Barbara Newman

March 16, 2019

My uncle Raymond was KIA in Italy during WWII. He was only 19 yrs. old. He received many medals… Read more

My uncle Raymond was KIA in Italy during WWII. He was only 19 yrs. old. He received many medals posthumously. I love and appreciate all of heroes.

Greg Poquette

March 16, 2019

In Memory of Chester Dasher. Special thanks to the NWFL PGR for the respect shown to my uncle during… Read more

In Memory of Chester Dasher. Special thanks to the NWFL PGR for the respect shown to my uncle during the escort to his final resting place. Our family is extremely thankful for the PGR and your mission.

Rebecca Gonhue

March 16, 2019

MARCH 2, 2019. In memory of our great friend Rocky MitchelL. With love from
Dick Lange and Becky… Read more

MARCH 2, 2019. In memory of our great friend Rocky MitchelL. With love from
Dick Lange and Becky Gonhue.

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