Hi T-Bone,

it was a pleasure meeting you Monday, January 23rd. You and the entire crew did an amazing job recognizing and honoring my dad, John Lee Ross, who now rests at DFW National Cemetery. 

Thank you so much!
Dawn Ross

— John Lee Ross


Wow those are so beautiful as was the service. We were truly honored to have you brave men there with us. It meant so very much to us all. Words don’t mean much, but I thank you sincerely.

Angela Cardoza

— Jairo Cardoza


Oh my gosh, these pictures are everything! Thank you for capturing the moment. You did a great job. The Patriot Guard Riders were appreciated and made my dad’s service so special from beginning to end.  Please relay my gratitude to the group.

Leslie Swinson

— George Griffey


Thank you so much. The service was so special and I know Fred would have felt so loved. This is such a wonderful group to honor our service men in such a way. 

God Bless 

Thank you for the link, the pictures will help me remember how special his service was. 

Sally Morgan 

— Frederick Morgan


— Robert Beauchamp


— Henley H. 'Buddy' Bennett


I want to sincerely thank the many PGR riders that provided the military
honors with US flags on January 16, 2023, to the funeral of SMSGT Carson
Leslie Dibble at his visitation and memorial service at the Lucas Funeral
Home in Hurst, Texas, followed by escort to the Smithfield Cemetery along
with US Flags and standing at attention during the urnment ceremony with
full military honors by the USAF.

It is particularly noted that so many riders attended and each entered the
memorial service and each solemnly saluted SMSGT Dibbles remains and
presented a certificate of honor to his wife as well as standing guard

His family, that are very long time personal friends of ours, and are
related to my daughter Cindy by marriage, very much appreciated the PGR
members dedication and respectful performances to honor SMSGT Dibble and his
wife and family for his dedicated USAF service of 22 years in Viet Nam and
many other bases.

The services of the Patriot Guard Riders provided to military families, to
show honor for their family member's dedicated services to the defense of
the United States, are invaluable for the support and recognition of their
families at a time of sorrow and loss.

Please extend the Dibble family's and my family's appreciation, to Ride
Captain Mike Moore and all the riders for a service well done with honor and
pride for our country's veterans.

With deep appreciation,

Lt. Colonel Charles E. Andrle, USAF (retired)


— SMSGT Carson Leslie Dibble


Tears in my eyes, as I write this. Your group has given us memories we otherwise would not have had. Nick truly got a farewell that reminded us of how honorable he was. May God abundantly bless each member of your group and meet all your varied needs as well as all the many families you support. These pictures and videos are phenomenal. 

Joan, Shel & the entire family

— Delmar Schacht


Hi Mr. Little & Mr. Metzger,

Thank you and your team for the amazing honor of being part of my Dad's funeral on 01/04. I performed 2,000 funerals at Arlington National Cemetery within the USN Presidential Honor Guard. Out of all the funerals I have performed, I have never been so amazed and inspired by your team of vets on their bikes with the American flag; absolutely a beautiful memory I will forever treasure. It was an honor to shake all your team member's hands.

Being a Navy veteran myself, I am inspired to get a bike and give back as you all did. I just need to convince my wife.

Thank you,
Charles J. McKittrick

— Charles Robert McKittrick


I can't thank you enough T-Bone.  I appreciate you all for a beautiful tribute.


— Charles Ray Wilkerson



Thank you so much! I tried to find you at the graveside to speak with you, but I think I just missed you. My apologies. 

I cannot tell you how much we appreciate the time and energy given towards my dads funeral. It was much more than anticipated! You and your volunteers were both professional and humble and it did not go unnoticed. I have to say the embroidered picture was unexpected and made me cry and will definitely be a family heirloom that we will cherish. I just looked at the link with the pictures and they also are so much more than I expected. Just so thankful to have them. 

Your organization is such a blessing, and now that I know about it I will definitely share with others. Thank you so much for everything, please share my gratitude with the other volunteers.

Warm Regards,

Dagney Duck

— Lt. Gene Weaver


Thank you so much! It meant so much to have y’all present with the flags. We appreciate the large number of riders. The certificate was beautiful. We are beyond grateful for these photos. Specifically the photos of Karla being presented the flag will be a moment we can frame and keep forever. Thank you again

Grace Minter

— Joseph Andrews


Thank you all again for your support of my cousin Johnny. It was an honor to have you there and I know he would have been so very happy! 

I hope you have a wonderful Merry Christmas.
thank you,

— Ronnie John Henthorn


Hello Buster - On behalf of the family, I wanted to drop a note of Thanks to you and the other riders from yesterday's ceremony.  It meant a lot to us in the funeral procession and added the special decorum that Tommy would have loved, and wanted.

Again, Thank You --

Michael S. Pinksa



On behalf of our entire family, I cannot begin to tell you how meaningful and proud we all were for your participation.  Tommy would have been in tears of joy and stood there in a full salute as well.  I only wish he could have known y’all.

I am forwarding this to my family and we do want to make a donation to your amazing organization.
Blessings on all of you, each and every one. I think we were most brought to tears when we drove by that construction site and those boys took off their hard hats and put them over their hearts. 
How touched we were.
Warm Regards,
Lin Hampton



— Clifford Edwards

Happy Good Morning All,
Just want to send out a great BIG THANK YOU to EVERYONE who made the Snowball Express 2022 send-off at DFW such a wonderful time for these precious families! Every single one of you had a part in making this a very special memory for these families and we can not thank you enough for your participation! 
We hope to see you next year!
Autumn Hedberg
Honor Team Coordinator, DFW
Customer Service Agent, DFW

— Snowball Express 2022


Thank you Mike and all the Patriot Guard for honoring our Dad. The pictures truly captured the memorial and we appreciate them very much. So many people told me that you being there added that special touch to his Celebration of Life. Thank you for your service and for honoring our Veterans.


— Terry David Walker


Thank you Ken for the photos. Your presence was much appreciated. 

Kim Koch 

— William Schwarzenbach


Hello Mark,
I have been thinking about how I could find the words to thank you and every single Patriot Guard Rider who was at dad's service. I hope you can share my message with them all. 
I was fortunate to do one ride with dad not too long ago. I was humbled to be there and witness the respect you all show your fellow serivce members and their families, not thinking it would one day soon be me on the receiving end. What you all do is an act of love that can't be put into words. I know mom and dad felt deeply about the Missions. I remember just a week before dad passed, he was talking about wanting to try and do a mission. 
Please accept my thanks for your care and love you all showed us. The pictures are amazing. And, thank you all for your service to our Country and for those who ride that didn't serve, thank you for honoring those who did. 
With a grateful heart,
Daniele Loke and family

— Robert "Boo" Chars


Good morning T Bone….this is Jamille, the daughter of Robert Blackwell. I want to thank you and the fellow Patriot Riders for yesterday. Everything was beautiful….


— Robert Blackwell


Thank you Jeffrey!! We truly appreciate the Patriot Guard Riders for your presence and honoring our Father at the service and procession and presentation of the certificate and plaque. Again Thank you from all of our family and friends!!
   -Richard G.


— Ascension Gonzales


Mike, thank you and your group for the respect and honor you all displayed during my son's
service.  It was my privilege and honor to have your group there.
I had heard nothing but praise for your organization and you definitely delivered!l
Please pass along my heartfelt thanks for the service you provide to our Veterans.
Sincerely, Larry Currie

— Justen Currie


Heartfelt thanks to you and the Guard standing for Johnny at his committal ceremony.  It was a wonderful tribute and helped me tremendously.  I wish I had better words to express myself  but please know that all of your efforts were very much appreciated.  

Linda Jones
Mr. Ken Hammock and the NTPGR,
My family extends it’s heartfelt thanks for your presence, in the rain, to honor our beloved Marine Johnny.
As a member of the PGR myself, I know the sacrifice you make for a brother/sister that you’ve never met. I can assure you that the families very much appreciate your sacrifice and service!
Proud ETPGR and forever grateful,
Roger Morris and family of Johnny Jones

— John P. Jones, Jr


I would like to thank you for your participation at my husband's graveside service.  My husband was so proud to have served for his country .  I am so thankful that his service was acknowledged.  You have no idea what it meant to me and my family for you were there to help us say goodbye.  Thank you.

Zelma Bielat 

— Martin Bielat



I cannot thank you enough for all you did yesterday. Your kindness and compassion gave great comfort to the family and there is nothing that compares to that comfort. May God bless you all.



— Nathan Johnson


Mr Kushnir, 

Thank you so much for everything y’all did to honor my father! It meant so much to us to have y’all there! 


Kelly McCullough & family


— Michael Dewey McCullough


I would just like to thank all of you for attending my husband's funeral. Also for the kind words to me and the beautiful plaque! It all meant so much to me and my family. i know my husband would have been so pleased!
May God Bless each of you! Betty & Family


— MSgt James Willis


Gentlemen of the North Texas Patriot Guard Riders, 

Our Family would like to Thank You for the pictures you provided and your participation in the Memorial Service for Curley Campbell on October 14, 2022.

We appreciate that you took the time to honor Curley and our family during this most sacred and solemn occasion. 

God Bless you for what you do for the families of the fallen

Safe Rides forever, 

Reba Campbell and Family


— CMSgt Curley Campbell



These are beautiful. Thank you so very much. I truly appreciate everything your group did at Daddy's service. The respect and dignity your group provided touched our hearts greatly.

Taryn Russell


Dear Mr. Hammock,

Please forgive the tardiness of this note - my intent was to send it much earlier but I'd get too emotional and would always think "maybe tomorrow....".

On October 10th, you and your very esteemed group accompanied our family to Southland Cemetery and respectfully watched over us as we laid my father, Lee Brown, to rest. It was you, Sir, who presented the flag to both my sister and stepmother. I just wanted to thank you from every hidden corner within my soul. Your care and honor toward this duty you performed for our family was tremendous and it absolutely touched all who were present. When you handed the flag to my sister, I hope you knew in your heart that you had done such a beautiful, beautiful act to assist in her healing. When you went to get the flag presented to my stepmother, you paused. You turned momentarily and allowed the flag to rest on my dad's casket for a moment before continuing to present it to my stepmother. Everyone witnessing that was touched deeply and overwhelmed by your thoughtfulness. We could not have asked for a greater gentleman to have represented our father's military service than you. Thank you.

Again, I do apologize for taking so long to send this. You are wholly deserving of every honor & recognition for your flawless dedication to the somber duty you so perfectly executed. You stand out to my sister and I among the memories of that day. And the comfort we both share due to your selfless call to duty is not measurable. For this, please know how deeply, deeply we offer our gratitude and appreciation.

Wishing you an abundance of every blessing,

Hayley Armstrong


ALL of the very splendid men and women who shared their time and their very great respect that day touched our hearts.  Each participant was so incredibly respectful and reverent.  Please extend our gratitude to each one and let them know that we saw them.  We felt them.  The gift we were given in that moment on the 10th was 100% perfect and you and your colleagues just wrapped it all in the most platinum of Spirit.  Such blessings you all truly, truly are.  Again, I express my deepest thanks to everyone.
With deepest respect,
Hayley Armstrong

I'm a little late with my 'thank you' to you and the Patriot Guard for the beautiful and touching service you presented for Lee. I know he appreciated all you did to honor an Air Force veteran. He was very proud of his service. I will always cherish the flag you presented to me.
Thank you again for all you did.

— Lee Brown


Wayne so grateful y’all took pictures because I totally forgot!

And thank you for his certificate! Meant so much to us!


— Bobby McClacherty


Jose Trevino thank you

— MSgt Jose Trevino, Jr


Hi Darl,

I want to thank you and all of the volunteers that attended my father, Ralph Farra’s, service at DFW cemetery on Friday, October 7. I was so touched and honored by each of you and the beautiful presentation. I regret not being able to thank each volunteer that attended but please let them know how grateful I am. My Dad would have loved it!

Thank you for your continued service to families.

With deep appreciation,
Leslie Farra Ashley

— Ralph Farra


William Jones thank you

— William Jones


Dear Mark,

The photos that Linda took, and put together, are beyond what I expected. I sent them right out to his parents, family, and friends. So many people wished to be there but...you know how it is. I was so pleased to make them feel like they were there. You have no idea what that meant to us. Please give my thanks to Linda. She does a beautiful job!

We can't thank you enough for delivering the eulogy. You read it so perfectly. I feel like the heavens opened up and gave me a big helping hand for the final part of this journey. You and your group are my angels. You are such a gentleman and, I was grateful for your sturdy arm and compassion. It was our honor to have you all there. I wish I had it together better that day, and spent a moment with each one of you. Please pass along our thanks to all.

We were so pleased to read what the donation will be used for. What a wonderful thing that you do! It was the perfect ending for this occasion. Kevin was a flag guy, so it was great to read what you wrote. He made sure that his Dad had the pole and proper flag for the front yard. Dad puts it up and down every day. I see how important your organization is. I'm really proud of all of you. Thank you all for your service to our country also!

God Bless you and yours.

Sincerely, Julie

— Kevin Painter


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— Kevin Painter

09/24/2022 & 09/26/2022

— James Shortnacy


John Mueller thank you

— John Mueller



Thank you so much for coming out to Mike's service. The flags were incredible and the group honoring Mike's service was so wonderful.

It was a privilege to meet all of you and I love what you guys do for the veterans and their families.

I appreciate all of you more than I can express.


— Michael Joseph Everheart


I want to express my heartfelt thanks to you guys. It turned out to be a lovely service, and the bald eagles at the end just lifted my spirits and gave me blessed assurance that he is in God's hands... thank you for everything y'all do on a daily basis, you will always be in my prayers.

Michele Armstrong

— James Armstrong


Thank you so much for everything!

Sharon Dorsey

— Lonnie Dorsey


I cannot thank you enough for your service and for volunteering to be there for my dad, and family. I appreciate it so much. The pictures are wonderful, thank you so much for capturing this special day. It was beautiful.

Marisol Valdez

— Roberto Valdez


— John Dockery

08/20/2022 & 08/23/2022

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— Captain Lewis Edward McPherson


Thank you tbone for everything you and your team did today.  It was very special and I know my dad would have loved it.

Robert Odom

— Benny Odom


I appreciate you and the other Patriot Guards for being at my uncle Mickey Dooley's funeral on August 17 in Dallas. You always add respect to these services more than I can convey.

The plaque you presented brought tears to my eyes.
Please thank the others as well!

Sharon Van Huss

— Lt Col Mike Dooley


Thank you so much, Mark. I think I have the pictures. You sent them to the funeral home and they sent them to me.  You guys were wonderful. When you all saluted Howard, it brought tears to my eyes and my brother said the same thing. Thank you so very much You guys are so impressive, everyone thought so. It is a wonderful thing you’ll do, you can’t imagine how good it felt to me to see my beloved husband escorted by you all. Can’t thank you enough. Thank so very much. God bless you and all members of your wonderful group. 
Alicia Broadaway

— Master Chief Petty Officer Howard Broadaway



— John Payne


The pictures are awesome. You all paid a wonderful tribute to my Dad. He would be so proud, as we all are. One of the best services we have been a part of. Again thanks from the bottom of my heart.

Jane Hall

— Billy McClure


I just want to say,
Thank you so much for being there on Greg's day. You folks are so respectful and priceless. Thank you so much. It would not have been the same without you. What you do is an ultimate good, and my appreciation is overwhelming. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Matthew L. Hansen

— Gregory Bailey


Hello Mark, definitely no apologies necessary brother and thank you and your beautiful wife again for being there on Dad's behalf and our behalf joining us for a beautiful day to celebrate and honor  the husband of my beautiful mother for 68 plus years and father of my three brothers and I. We had a lot of great times together and no regrets other than this accidental fall causing his head injury that led to his untimely death. Thank you for your service, the riders present and all of the Patriot Guard Riders. I will forward this to my brothers and my mother.

Thanks again brother, and again for your services. 

Most sincerely,

Karl King

— Bill King


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— Michael Gibson



— John Mueller


It meant so much for the Patriot Guards to help with my husband Gary Meador's Funeral Service on July 27th.  It was so special to have you there.  I couldn't have done it without your help and support.  I'm very grateful for all the photos that you sent me.  I will later send a donation to help with this worthy cause. 

Sincerely, Joyce Meador

— Gary Meador


Mr. Bill,

I want to thank each and everyone of you for coming to help us celebrate the life of our son. It meant more to us than mere words can express. I am brought to tears just thinking about the love and respect that you extended toward our family during such a painful moment. Thanks for the flags, certificate and pictures. May God continue to bless and keep you all!


Dr. Tamara Thomas

— Shannon Thomas


I am so very sorry this is so late. I wanted to thank you for everything you did for my Father's Funeral. You and the rest of the riders did an amazing tribute to him. The pictures you sent are awesome too. Great shots that we can treasure forever. My mom is asking me to get your address if you don't mind, so she can send you a Thank you card. My family is very grateful to you all...and honored you were there at his service. You are very much appreciated. Again, I am so very sorry for how late this is. Thank you so very much...from the bottom of my heart.
Take Care!

— Michael Medenwald

Thank you and your PGR group for the fine job you did yesterday!...It was truly a comfort for me and our family to see your group in action and know you where there supporting us along our journey....Thank you again so very much for all you do to support our Veterans.

Sarah Tunis and family

— Jimmie Tunis

07/18/2022 & 07/25/2022


They did an awesome job honoring Pottsy yesterday. The family was in awe.
Thank you to everyone who helped yesterday and thank you for helping me
initially bridge the gap and get it set up.


Lt Col Camille LaDrew
136th Logistics Readiness Sq (FB 6431)
Commander & IDO
Fort Worth, Texas

— LtCol Jayson Torrey Potts


Thank you so much for coming and for the beautiful remembrances you gave us. I am thrilled with the photos you took for us, they will be going in albums we are putting together for ourselves. It truly meant so much for you all to be there yesterday. The Flag Flying, the very presence of the Patriot Guard Members and the remembrances touched our hearts. Dad was pleased with yesterday because it embraced the loves of his life….God, family, country and aviation 

Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts. 

Blessings to each of you, 

Terry Atkins Craddock

— LT COL Everett Atkins


Thank you so much for today. Having y'all there really meant the world to me and I know my dad would be so proud.
My next charity event will be in November. Harmony for Hero's. Where 100% or the money raised will go to a veterans organization.
I have his patriot guard vest home with me and I will always treasure it along with the flag and certificate you gave in his honor today.
What you guys do it truly honorable and helps families so much. My daddy was my first love (as any little girls daddy is), my best friend and my hero.
Thank you and your team for all that you do.
God Bless, Ride Safely and never faster than your guardian angels can fly.

Sincerest Regards,
Shawnessy Ransom



— Barry Leonard


Jerry Mitchell Thank You

— Jerry Mitchell



Thanks to you and the Patriot Guard Riders for participating in honoring my dad, Paul, at his funeral mass and burial. You and your team are greatly appreciated and made quite an impression on those in attendance. The images are a wonderful surprise, and thank you for providing a link for viewing. 

— Paul Tafalla


 Hi Mr. Wike,

I cannot thank you enough for the loving kindness you showed our family last week. I cannot stop talking about you, your service men and women, and your wonderful organization. We were honored and blessed to host the Patriot Guard Riders.

Thank you so much for the pictures, they are absolutely perfect reminders of a tender day.

Thank you again, and perhaps we will meet again some day.

Take care, and God bless.

 Ashley Pate

— Richard David Balius


Good day to all the beautiful people of North Texas Patriot Guard Riders. Our family would like to express our appreciation to the Riders lead by you, Captain Dan Mathys for joining us during the Committal Service for my husband, a Navy veteran Richard E. Young last July 5th 2022. The service was brief but a very nice patriotic tribute. The PGR presence gave our family comfort, pride, support, and in awe from the good deeds of military groups of veterans like your organization. The commemoration plaque and the pictures given to us are something we will hold dear to our hearts. We are so grateful to all PGR members honoring our fallen soldiers. God Bless Y'all. 


 Mary Jane Young & family

Lewisville, Texas

Richard Edward Young thank you

— Richard Edward Young



Please let everyone know how important your presence was, and that word of it will be traveling around the world.
I (LuDell) was pleasantly surprised that the [DFWNC] Service was attended by Robert's friends and relatives from as far away as Africa, Japan, Indonesia, Germany, South America, and there were many positive comments about the Patriot Guard. Attendees said they were shocked at the professionalism, the heartwarming photos [Jen!], and the fact that you would all take time to do something so selfless.
Several attendees said they had no idea that a group like this existed in the U.S., so the day was a very good reflection on Robert, your group, and on the United States!
It was very important to Robert that you attend his service. God bless you all!

Ludell Diebold

— Robert Diebold

06/20/22 & 06/21/22

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— PO2 Samuel Elliott, ADD


Thank you very much for all you do. You and your riders are truly a blessing. I am honored to of had you all here. God bless Tbone

Darlene Day and my family

— MSgt Obie Richardson


I may have missed thanking you & the North Texas Patriot Riders for their service & help with Brian’s funeral service.  You were all awesome & the comradely was heart warming.  I & the family felt you were a part of us!  It was great to meet each each of you!

Thank you for your service!️

Richard Craft 

— Brian Edward Archer


Tom, Thank you so much again for being there. It means so much to me.
I am truly honored by your presence for my husband.
God Bless,

— Michael Jones


Thank you so much Mr. Wayne. It was truly an honor for you all to do this for my Dad and my Family. I will always be grateful for the love and service that you all have given to us and our Country. So again be blessed
Thank you
Tonietta Greene Scott and Family

— Thomas Greene


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— Billy Carpenter, Jr


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— Michael Schmidt


Dear Rick,

Please share our heartfelt gratitude to all your Patriot Guards. Dad was honored well and much goes to your group. The photos are wonderful and will be treasured by all the family. Thank you for the time, energy, and resources that the Patriot Guards sacrificially give.

Renee Rodgers, Warren Southers and Nancy Southers

— W. C. Southers


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— Lt Col Hal Horton



These are beautiful pictures. We are forever grateful not only for your presence yesterday, but for the fact you all do this so willingly and selflessly every day. It is a comfort in a trying time. May God Bless you and Keep you all.


— Wiley G Berry


Earl Ray Sanders thank you 

— Earl Ray Sanders


  Leonard Beard thank you

— Leonard Beard


Mr. Moore, my name is Felisha Pullen and I am Sergeant Bishop Evans aunt. You organized the Patriot Guard for his funeral a few weeks ago.  I would like to thank you on behalf of my family for the wonderful presentation. I could not have imagined a more perfect home going service. And the portrait of Bishop that you presented to my mother was absolutely beautiful! Thank you, thank you, thank you!


— SPC Bishop Evans


Thank you so much for being there. We appreciate each of you taking the time out of your day and the sacrifices you each made for our country.
Your presentation was wonderful and several people commented on how beautiful the flags were in front of the church.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.


— John Clayton


— Lorne W. Banfield



The presence of the North Texas Patriot Guard Riders at our mother's memorial made it extra special.
She so loved her country and took great pride in serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.
I'm sure mom was looking down from Heaven with great honor at your presentation for her.
God bless you and your fellow riders. Thank you all so much!

Dreama, Carla, and James

— Patricia Matsumoto


Thank you T-Bone
You guys were awesome!

Michael Rice

— Alvin Rice



Please extend our sincerest thanks to the PGR volunteers that came out last night to the Frontiers of Flight Museum for the Megellas Award Dinner.
Your contribution, and the presence of the flags, was much appreciated by so many of the attendees.
Thank you again and have a blessed Easter weekend.
Keep the shiny side up!
Raine Devries

— Megellas & 5-Star Award Dinner with General Petraeus



Thank you so much for sending these, I wasn't expecting them so I have not checked my email since the funeral. It was an honor having all you guys attend & participate in the service for dad. It was a special honor having Bobby hand the flag to my family. I will definitely share these pics with everyone. I can't thank you enough for your service and please tell everyone else we said Thank You for their service as well.

Mandy Jackson Vawter

— Raymond Jackson


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— CMSgt Victor Michalak



Thank you for everything that you and the PGR do to show honor and respect to those who have served. You really made this event special and unforgettable.
The pictures are just wonderful.

Simone Royster

— John Royster


Dear Neal,
There is no way for me to express how much I appreciate what you all did for my Dad's service. These pictures are absolutely beautiful and I will treasure them always. Patriot Guard honored my Dad in a way that he had always talked about when we would see you at other services. Having you all there to guide me and my family throughout the day was so appreciated. The flags and the certificate and your presence there were so memorable. The trip to the cemetery was so special. I know he deserved all the honor you all bestowed on him but I also know he would appreciate you honoring "an old soldier," as he would put it. (And, that was one great ride!)

Your presence at the cemetery was also so important to me. I didn't really know what to do and at that time I was in kind of a daze. The cemetery people were wonderful too, but having you all there at my side made me feel so well taken care of.

I know my Dad is saluting you for helping him complete his mission. I wanted him to have full military honors and you made that happen.
Thank you so, so much. And once again, thank you for the pictures. They are beautiful.

If there is ever anything I or my family can do to repay the favor, please let me know.

Pam Blacketer
daughter of C.B. Perdue

— CMsgt C. B. Purdue


Thank you! The pictures are wonderful! Y'all were above and beyond absolutely fabulous!!! I can't tell you how much we appreciate y'all doing this for Dad and us! He would have been so proud to have his "brothers" there for him! He is home from all the wars now in the place he wanted to be.
Thank you, again,

— MSG Gene Hunt


Mr. Wike,

My name is Eric Stewart.  You were the Ride Capt for the Patriot Guard at my Father's funeral.  James E Stewart on April 5, 2022.

I did a vlog series during the last days of my fathers life and the last video was one of the full service that day at the DFW National Cemetery.  (links to both are below)

I would like for you to at least watch the video of the service and share with the others.  The last part of that video is in tribute to you riders that day.

When Pop came back from Viet Nam, he didn't get a parade...he wasn't greeted with respect...he was spat on and he was made to feel like he was the enemy instead of a US Soldier doing his duty.  I know that so many of our Viet Nam Vets were treated the same way.

The way he was treated left a bad taste in his mouth for the military and for the Government.   It wasn't until around 2016 that he started getting people paying him respect for his service and finally making him feel proud of his time in the military for him to open up and be proud again.  We have very few stories from his time in country, but we share the ones we have as often as we can and these last years he was able to open up more about things and we learned a lot about what he did.  Like parachuting in as a radio op attached to special forces into the Ho Chi Minh Trail and taking fire as they came down.  They were the first in to clear areas for new FOBs and eventually he rose to Buck Sgt and had his own crew and he was responsible for sending in air support for troops under fire and for locating soldiers for search and rescue.  The number of lives he saved...we will never know.

I want you to know, that you and your fellow Patriot Guard made him proud that day.  And when I walked out from that service and saw each of you standing at attention, the flags, the motorcycles.... I can not describe to you just how damned proud that made me feel.  

Thank you Sir.  Please thank the others for me.

Eric Stewart


The Service Video:

— James E Stewart


Thank you so much Wendy!
Your group was amazing.
I truly appreciate all that you did.
My sister and I love the pictures that were taken.
We really appreciate you!


— Michael Manor


You guys are the greatest. This is such a great way to honor our veterans. My husband found y'all for his father's funeral, Ronald Kinney. He was so impressed, that he insisted y'all be at his funeral. When my husband,Danny Smith, passed away it was truly difficult for me and when Kendall called me from the patriot guard riders, it gave me a since of pride for what all my husband had done and been through. The patriot guards are very respectful to the people at the funeral, open doors, standing guard, they followed us all the way to the DFW national cemetery, they stayed with Danny till he was in the ground, keeping guard. They also went so far as to give Danny's siblings the flags they ride with.  You made a difficult day almost magical. Thank you.

  P.S.  The plaques that were made for Danny we're just absolutely beautiful. I can't thank y'all enough...

— Danny Smith


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— Kenneth Meier



— Robert Kennamer


Hi Tom,

It was very much our honor to have you guys there.
Thank you so much for helping to make it an unforgettable service!


— Ernest Crossman


Thank you.
I hope that the Patriot Guard knows how special a gift they gave me.
I am grateful for you and their service.
Please let each one know that I appreciate them.
Thank you again.

Mary Lange

— Donald Lange


The photos are wonderful, more and better than I expected. Thank you.
The Patriot Guard was such a special addition to the memorial. You all did a superb job. Jim loved riding his bike; I was terrified of it!
Again, thanks for looking out for me and for the extraordinary pictures. God bless all of you!

Cheri Stewart

— Jimmie Lee Stewart


Hi Bill!
I was so thankful to have the Patriot Guard Riders there! It was like having Angels all around us. It really made the funeral special having you and the other PGR's there. With the beautiful weather, the day was perfect. Thank you for all of the time you've put into honoring my dad.

Kathryn Librizzi

— PO2 Gerald Hobbs


Good morning!  I am the Navy Gold Star Coordinator for the State of Texas.  I am based at NAS Corpus Christi.  I provide long-term support to Active Duty Navy Families who have lost a service member while on active duty. 

I would like to sincerely thank all of the Patriot Guard Riders that were involved with providing support with SN Jesus Ramirez’s funeral.  You selflessly took time out of your busy schedules to support his funeral service & on such short notice.  I am sure that it meant a lot to the family to have the support that you all provided.  Thank you so very much for being there, respecting and honoring the life of this young service man. 

Thank you again and May God Bless each of you.

Kindest Regards,


— Jesus Ramirez



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— Richard Bentley


Thanks very much for sending along this link to the photos.
We so appreciate the time, effort, and respect you all gifted our family and loved ones on Saturday.
This is great to have the photos as well.

Be well,
Casey Beck

— Denny Beck


Thank you so much for being there. It was very moving for me. I know Terry would’ve been very honored for ceremony of your patriot guards.

God bless you guys and all that you do.
Julie Meisinger

— Terrance Meisinger


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— Nathan Young