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Good on ya. It's a worthy organization performing a service to those well deserving of it.

Although i'm not a member of the PGR, i'm on the mailing list and have had the honor and priviledge of standing the flag line with the local members.
 

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Definitely a worthy cause. I'm a member in NY but I haven't made a ride yet. Unfortunately a lot of the rides are during the work week...
 

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I did a PGR ride, it was the most humbling experience I've ever had.
 

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Good for you... :)
my husband and I rode with the Portland group until we moved to Redmond....now it is 3 hours one way to get to a ride and we arent doing it anymore.....but it was / is humbling and an honor to participate.


It's official, I am now a member. I signed up at the website - membership is free and you don't have to be a veteran OR ride - and my next step is to make it to a ride with them!

http://www.patriotguard.org


So...who else is a PGR here?
 

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I took the lead of DiamondRed and so many others of you and joined PGR today, too. Although not a veteran, as a high school teacher I have many former students in branches in the military, and I support, wholeheartedly, what they do everyday for us.

If this is one small way I can show respect for those that serve, it would seem silly not to participate.

Thanks for the impetus to get me started.
 

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I took the lead of DiamondRed and so many others of you and joined PGR today, too. Although not a veteran, as a high school teacher I have many former students in branches in the military, and I support, wholeheartedly, what they do everyday for us.

If this is one small way I can show respect for those that serve, it would seem silly not to participate.

Thanks for the impetus to get me started.
This is something you will never regret. I've stood line in the pouring rain and never regretted a minute of it.

These men and women are well deserving the few moments that we contribute to honor them.
 

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I've been in the PGR for awhile now. Perhaps the mose heartfelt experience was the day we help lay to rest the remains of a Navy Ensign who died aboard the USS Oklaholma at Pearl Harbor. What was left was in a smaill box, but he was from near here and finally found his way home. That was truely humbling...
 

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I've been a member for a year now. I go when I can. As said, it is a truly humbling experience. I've been to funerals (too many), send offs, welcome home missions and a street dedication, and it never fails to bring tears to my eyes and a lump to my throat. I didn't serve, so this is my way of honoring those who do and their families.

My only bad experiences (unfortunately it's happened more than once) have been when guys treat missions like social gatherings and chit chat & joke around while standing the flag line.
 

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... it never fails to bring tears to my eyes and a lump to my throat. ...
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... My only bad experiences (unfortunately it's happened more than once) have been when guys treat missions like social gatherings and chit chat & joke around while standing the flag line.
Another +1. I view this as a total lack of respect for the mission and the family.
 

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Another +1. I view this as a total lack of respect for the mission and the family.
Me, too. I have vowed that the next time it happens, I will quietly and respectfully remind those involved why we are there (this is a good example of the sentiment expressed in my sig).
 

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I'm an American Legion Rider.....Another great organization to be part of for the patriotic riders.
 

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Did my first mission today, a Welcome Home, an easy and happy event. It was a total surprise to the soldier, as we (28 bikes) were awaiting him outside of his hotel to escort him to his parents' house...he was very surprised...and grateful.

What an amazing experience; I felt overwhelmed as we rode, as all the motorists were honking and cheering...amazing.

Thank you all for discussing PGR...you got me to join!
 

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It's official, I am now a member. I signed up at the website - membership is free and you don't have to be a veteran OR ride - and my next step is to make it to a ride with them!

http://www.patriotguard.org


So...who else is a PGR here?

I am a member and have ridden on quite a few rides. It is a great way to volunteer and support the families of all vets. Thanks for the post.
 

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PGR member here in Jersey. My buddy Ed (a Vietnam vet) kept bugging me about it until I joined. I'm glad he did.

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PGR NM memberhere.
 

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I joined last night after reading your post. Thanks BTW. I respected their mission and what they did for the families, I just bought my first bike last fall, and hadn't even thought about them or even how to join. Your post reminded me to take part in something I believe in.
 
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