A young wife says goodbye to her husband as he deploys overseas. In the back of her mind, like a nagging ghost she refuses to see, is the thought he may not return alive.
One day, a government vehicle pulls up in front of her home, and the uniformed servicemen and women come to the door with solemn expressions on their faces to deliver the news;
“The President and the Department of Defense regret to inform you…”
A life of worry becomes one of trepidation, angst, and then intense sorrow as one by one, family members hear the sad tidings.
Then, the unthinkable. Some whacked-out supposedly “Christian” church is planning to protest at their loved one’s military funeral, with signs saying God supposedly killed their hero because “God hates fags“. When life seems to be at it’s lowest point for the survivors, a group of pseudo-Christians steps up to make bring more pain and make life worse.
In steps the Patriot Guard Riders;
The Patriot Guard Riders is a diverse amalgamation of riders from across the nation. We have one thing in common besides motorcycles. We have an unwavering respect for those who risk their very lives for America’s freedom and security. If you share this respect, please join us.
We don’t care what you ride or if you ride, what your political views are, or whether you’re a hawk or a dove. It is not a requirement that you be a veteran. It doesn’t matter where you’re from or what your income is; you don’t even have to ride. The only prerequisite is Respect.
Our main mission is to attend the funeral services of fallen American heroes as invited guests of the family. Each mission we undertake has two basic objectives:
- Show our sincere respect for our fallen heroes, their families, and their communities.
- Shield the mourning family and their friends from interruptions created by any protestor or group of protestors.
We accomplish the latter through strictly legal and non-violent means.
To those of you who are currently serving and fighting for the freedoms of others, at home and abroad, please know that we are backing you. We honor and support you with every mission we carry out, and we are praying for a safe return home for all.