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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 01-04-2007, 10:23 PM Thread Starter
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Did anyone catch the end of the ABC Nightly news with Charles Gibson?

They did a segment on the Patroit Guard Riders. It was a well done piece! I must compliment each of you who are a member of this group, it brought a tear to my eyes! Keep up the good work!

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post #2 of 33 (permalink) Old 01-04-2007, 10:55 PM
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Yes I saw that also tonite, it was a very rewarding segment and was glad they aired it, as a proud member of this organization it made me feel so good, I even had tears while listening to some of the riders talking about their mission of respect.

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Here's a link to the story and video:

http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/story?id=2771359&page=1

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I joined a few weeks ago and leave in the morning for my first mission in Chester, SC for a 21 year old killed in Iraq. As a Vietnam era vet I remember all too well how our military were regarded and treated as they came home both on their feet and those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. I just want to do my part to honor those who deserve it.

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I joined a few weeks ago and leave in the morning for my first mission in Chester, SC for a 21 year old killed in Iraq. As a Vietnam era vet I remember all too well how our military were regarded and treated as they came home both on their feet and those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. I just want to do my part to honor those who deserve it.

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Thanks for joining us. I travel a lot so in the time I have been a PGR, I have Only done three missions but I get called here in CA at least once if not twice a week. I have found it to be one of the profound experiences I have had and the cross section of people you will meet will change your attitude about a lot of things, or at least it has for me. As a naturalized citizen, it has help me come to understand and be a very proud to be a US citizen.

RMW, Thanks for the link. I missed it totally but was very proud that we are finally getting some national press.


Brunsje Thanks for brining this to our attention.

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RMW Thanks for the link. The footage was very moving. What a great bunch of guys they are.

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Its an opportunity for every man,woman and child to show respect ,for those,that gave everything,so that We Americans Remain FREE.

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I watched the video news that RMW sent about the Patriot Guards and was singularly impressed with the respect they showed to the family for their son's efforts in the war.

I then did a funeral for a man who served in Vietnam. At the church door were four young marines in uniform. How moving to see these four men salute as his coffin was carried into the church. How very thankful were the faces of his wife and two boys.

Then as his coffin was carried out of the church after mass, I got chills as they saluted him on his journey to his final resting place.

The contrast was informative:

Older, blue jeans, gray whiskers, pot bellies, motorcycles, helmets and lest we omit--the biker image. And yet, understanding tears.

Then, younger, trimmed, in perfect ironed uniform and spit shined shoes, and the jesture of a salute.

I wonder: Was one salute more respective than the other to their family and friends?

Is there a Patriot Guard in New Jersey?

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It was a cloudy, gloomy, low 50's day here in Indiana, but we had a mission to complete for one of our own Patriot Guard Rider. Jerry Croell's funeral was today and more than twenty bikers showed up to show their respect. Many came more than an hours ride, some as much as two hours. And then after the service many of us traveled the 75 miles to his final resting place.

Yes it was a gloomy day outside, but the PGR made it a sunny day in the hearts of Jerry's family.

Ride on my brothers of the PGR, ride on.

Mission 2 completed.

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