Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Blessings of the Patriot Guard Riders...

I am sure if you have a loved one in the Military, that you are familiar with this wonderful group of selfless Americans. But if you have not, The Patriot Guard Riders have an unwavering respect for those who risk their very lives for America’s freedom and security.

Their main mission is to attend the funeral services of fallen American heroes. Each mission they undertake has two basic objectives:
To show sincere respect for fallen heroes, their families, and their communities.
and to Shield the mourning family and their friends from interruptions created by any protestor or group of protestors.

The group was initially formed to shelter and protect the funerals from protesters from the Westboro Baptist Church, who claim that the deaths of U.S. service members in Iraq and Afghanistan are retribution for American tolerance of homosexuality. The Patriot Guard positions itself to physically shield the mourners from the presence of the Westboro protesters by blocking the protesters from view with their motorcade, or by having members hold American flags. The group also drowns out the protesters' chants by singing patriotic songs or by revving motorcycle engines.

If you have the stomach or the blood pressure that can tolerate reading about the above named Westboro Baptist Chruch, please do so. It is sickening and will make you want to cry and scream, but I think it is so important for our Community to learn about these people, and what a true blessing it is to have The Patriotic Guard Riders to love, shelter and protect us!

They are such an amazing group of Americans and deserve all of the moral and financial support that we can give them. I for one, feel thankful and blessed by The Patriotic Guard Riders!
I hope you will check out one of their sites froma round the Country...


  1. I actually just heard about this group this past week or so. I like how they say in their paragraph 'strictly legal and non-violent means'. :) I absolutely can't stand the "church" people up there. I saw them on the 'Tyra Show' once before and was just appalled, and saw a news special on them too. It's just disgusting. :( And it's embarrassing to people who actually go to church and seriously have no idea what these people are reading. Yay for the Patriotic Guard Riders. :-)


  2. This group kicks butt!! They protected a funeral from that radical church group while we were stationed at Ft. Benning!