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Jen and I rode in and manned the flag line for our first Patriot Guard Riders mission today to honor SGT Devin Snyder of Wayland/Cohoctin, NY area. It was a very moving experience for both of us. It was amazing seeing hundreds of motorcyclists (as well as others) show up to honor this young lady and her family for her sacrifice. I had originally signed up quite awhile ago but let life get in the way of attending a mission.:oops: I am sure we will participate in more in the future.
To those of you that attend missions, I applaud you.
To those who have been sitting on the fence, take the next step, sign up on the national web site and find your local state site to sign up for local notifications.
 

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That's great, you guy's do a wonderful service.
 

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If you haven't realized yet - dark sunglasses will come in handy whenever you participate in PGR missions.

Welcome Aboard !

Dave / Missourahhhhhhhhh
 

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Jen and I rode in and manned the flag line for our first Patriot Guard Riders mission today to honor SGT Devin Snyder of Wayland/Cohoctin, NY area. It was a very moving experience for both of us. It was amazing seeing hundreds of motorcyclists (as well as others) show up to honor this young lady and her family for her sacrifice. I had originally signed up quite awhile ago but let life get in the way of attending a mission.:oops: I am sure we will participate in more in the future.
To those of you that attend missions, I applaud you.
To those who have been sitting on the fence, take the next step, sign up on the national web site and find your local state site to sign up for local notifications.
Good job!

It doesn't matter how long you let life get in the way of attending.

You were there. You stood a flagline for a hero.

That places you ahead of 300 (about) million other Americans, and among 250,000 +/- who care enough to inconvenience themselves even once to hold a flag to show honor and respect.
 

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It's a heart warming experience to see how much the families appreciate all the support they are receiving from the PGR members manning the flag lines. The escorts that are provided for those deploying and returning are also tugging at ones heart. I have never done one without shedding tears. If you don't belong to the PGR, I would highly recommend you reconsider!!!!!! :thumbup: :thumbup:
 

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If you haven't realized yet - dark sunglasses will come in handy whenever you participate in PGR missions.

Welcome Aboard !

Dave / Missourahhhhhhhhh
Had them on, needed them! :cool::yes1:
 

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Had them on, needed them! :cool::yes1:
Welcome, Bret & Jen -- thank you for your participation.

The small part we play pales next to the sacrifice of the fallen, but they deserve anything we can do, for them and their loved ones.
 

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Jen and I rode in and manned the flag line for our first Patriot Guard Riders mission today to honor SGT Devin Snyder of Wayland/Cohoctin, NY area. It was a very moving experience for both of us. It was amazing seeing hundreds of motorcyclists (as well as others) show up to honor this young lady and her family for her sacrifice. I had originally signed up quite awhile ago but let life get in the way of attending a mission.:oops: I am sure we will participate in more in the future.
To those of you that attend missions, I applaud you.
To those who have been sitting on the fence, take the next step, sign up on the national web site and find your local state site to sign up for local notifications.
THANK YOU!!!! As a PGR Ride Captain I urge everyone to try to attend one mission, its one of the most rewarding feelings I've ever had.
 

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Thank You and your wife for your service. You guy's do a wonderful service. I wish I had more time to participate.
 

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If you haven't realized yet - dark sunglasses will come in handy whenever you participate in PGR missions.

Dave / Missourahhhhhhhhh
Amen!

(Damned allergies... Always seem to only kick up on missions... Yeah! That's it! Allergies!)

Shameless plug, on topic...

www.pgrmovie.com
 

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I signed up several years ago and have heard nothing from them.
The Texas PGR are very active. Sign in to the web site and check that you want email notification of missions. Follow the mission threads for missions close to you and show up. You will be welcomed. In GA we have mentors to help new people. Maybe Texas has something like that.
 

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I joined the PGR about 5 years ago and try and make a mission when I can.

STANDING FOR THOSE THAT STOOD FOR US
 

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Thanks for taking that first step. Good job!
 

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Welcome to the brotherhood. It is a true honor for me to partisipate when I can.. Have been a Memeber of the S.E. Texas PGR for almost 5 years now.
 

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As a Vet and proud member of the PGR, I can tell you that standing a flag line is one of the most moving events one can participate in. The sincere gratitude of the families, the freeflowing tears (usually mine), the honoring of an American that is a hero are all just small parts of the experience. Thank you and your wife for the sacrifice of yourselves to honor this hero. If this experience doesn't light your fire, maybe your wood is just plain wet.
 

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If you haven't realized yet - dark sunglasses will come in handy whenever you participate in PGR missions.

Welcome Aboard !

Dave / Missourahhhhhhhhh
Sweaty eyeballs... What!? It's hot here in Texas. That's the excuse I use EVERY time. Even in February.....

Stood a flag line for a three war, three service Vet last week. Army Air Corps in WWII, Marines in Korea and USAF in Vietnam. Awed and inspired by this American Hero.

Thanks for taking time to Honor America's Heroes.
 

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I joined PGR and did my first mission a couple of months ago, a welcome home for a kid coming back after his second tour in the sandbox. Even that was moving...I got something in my eye that made it water a bit. Might have been my LASIK acting up, yea, that's it. Anyway, I can't imagine doing a KIA mission, it's gotta be tough. Sadly, I'm sure I will find out at some point, and will be honored to do so.

Just my small way of saying 'thank you' to those who sacrifice and serve. It's the least I can do...
 

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I joined PGR and did my first mission a couple of months ago, a welcome home for a kid coming back after his second tour in the sandbox. Even that was moving...I got something in my eye that made it water a bit. Might have been my LASIK acting up, yea, that's it. Anyway, I can't imagine doing a KIA mission, it's gotta be tough. Sadly, I'm sure I will find out at some point, and will be honored to do so.

Just my small way of saying 'thank you' to those who sacrifice and serve. It's the least I can do...
Tough, but rewarding.

Very tough is kneeling down in front of a upper-20s-something mom with four little boys, and presenting a plaque -- and leather-vested teddy bears to the little guys.

Very rewarding to know that, for at least a couple of days, she knows that complete strangers cared enough to be there for her and the boys.
 

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Bret & Jen

I salute you for taking the time to support our troops. I have been a PGR member for about 6 years now and Every Mission is very moving and Yes there are many that have tears nothing wrong with that it just shows that you are human and that you care for our troops.

Please go on more missions It is a great help to the members family just to know that people still care. It does not help them with the loss nothing can But having support will help them get thru it a little easier.

Ron
 
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