The North Texas Patriot Guard Riders

Welcome and thanks for visiting our site. As the title reflects, this is the website for the North Texas Region of the Patriot Guard Riders of Texas. The North Texas region stretches over 180 square miles. Our area of responsibility includes the counties of Archer, Bosque, Clay, Collin, Comanche, Cooke, Denton, Dallas, Eastland, Ellis, Erath, Fannin, Grayson, Hamilton, Hill, Hood, Hunt, Jack, Johnson, Kaufman, Montague, Navarro, Palo Pinto, Parker, Rockwall, Somervell, Stephens, Tarrant, Wichita, Wise, and Young. Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery is located within our region.

If you are requiring PGR support for another area within Texas, please click here to view Texas PGR regions and contacts.

In 2017 we were

honored to stand for


veterans, their families, our communities and we are still standing

north texas Statistics

Missions in a single day = 7 (Attained several times)

Number of missions in a single week = 25, November 2016

Number of missions in a single month = 70, May 2016

Interments in one mission = 8 Veterans with no families, 2016

Inurnments in one mission = 20 Veterans with no families, 2017


Total Missions Served In 2016 = 680
Total Missions Served Since 2006 = 3,896

In the News
July 21, 2017
RIDER DOWN Richard "Thunder" Stewart passed away peacefully on July 16th.  Richard, a Navy veteran, was an active PGR member from 2009 until health issues caused him to step back in 2012.  He will rest in DFW National Cemetery.  His spouse…
July 4, 2017
The Value of Life Festival   The festival will highlight the value of a life and being appreciative of lives of all citizens.  As Americans, whether we are black or white, rich or poor, female or male, we only have one individual life. Our…
June 28, 2017
It is with mixed feelings that I make a dual announcement.  Mark Gravit is resigning as Assistant Deputy State Captain at the end of the month.  It is always tough to lose a dedicated, hardworking, top performer. The good news is that we aren&rs…
June 27, 2017
East Texas PGR will be hosting the 2018 Gathering of the Guard.  Mark your calendars NOW as well as book your spot .   The location for the 2018 GOTG will be "The Crockett Family Resort " which is located 10 miles from Crockett Tx on Houston C…
May 30, 2017
Good morning fellow PGR, It's that time of year when we all start hearing HYDRATE!   HYDRATE!   HYDRATE!  The two groups that are most susceptible to debilitating heat illnesses are children under two and adults over 60 years old.  W…
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Mission Calendar

Jul 28th - All Day
US Air Force Veteran
MRC - Carlton Emmons
Jul 28th 8:15 am - 8:15 am
DFW National
US Marine Corps
Active Duty Death
MRC - Brian Liberty
Jul 28th 10:00 am - 10:00 am
DFW National
US Air Force Veteran
MRC - Rusty McNab
Jul 28th 1:15 pm - 1:15 pm
DFW National
US Army, Retired
Vietnam Veteran; Bronze Star
MRC - John Bartis
Jul 29th 9:00 am - 9:00 am

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Thank you letters



To the wonderful men and women of the Patriot Guard.  My family and I would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all the care, kindness and honor you gave to our father, SMSgt Dale O’Brien. You endured the cold for most of the day and it meant so much that you honored our Dad and prayed for our family before Dad was played to rest.

May the Lord bless you all richly,

Lourdes O’Brien & the O’Brien Children

— The O'Brien Family

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North Texas Patriot Guard Riders

The Patriot Guard Riders is a 100% volunteer, federally registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which ensures dignity and respect at memorial services honoring fallen active duty military, first responders and honorably discharged veterans.

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