Come 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 to be a veteran. It doesn’t matter where you’re from or what your station in life is. All we ask is that you bring your heart and join us in showing respect for those who have served our country. We do many types of missions and have many opportunities for people to become involved. Come see us in action, and we guarantee you’ll experience the same feelings that have brought us all together to honor our troops.
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:
1. Show our sincere respect for our fallen heroes, their families, and their communities.
2. 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.
A special thanks to John Balzic of M&J Trophies, who provides a plaque recognizing the sacrifice of those who did not return, as a gift of love to the families of these Heros.
The Patriot Guard Riders as well as the Arizona Patriot Guard Riders are IRS-approved 501(c)(3) charitable organization. We are not a protest or counter-protest group. In fact, we shy away from politics as much as possible. We are not a motorcycle club or “gang”. We do have a “chain of command” that includes a State Captain, 6 Assistant State Captains and multiple Ride Captains. We also have a “Help on the Homefront” (HOTH) coordinator, a Native American Liaison, and a Military Liaison. For every mission we attend, we will have someone act as the “Ride Captain” who is there to coordinate activities and ensure the mission runs as smoothly as possible.For more information about the Patriot Guard Riders and what we do, please see the national web page at http://www.patriotguard.org We encourage you to also maintain a membership on the National website and to post your condolences to the friends and family of our fallen there.