The men and women who put their own lives on the line in order to honor the pledge they’ve taken to serve and protect the citizens of the United States deserve nothing but our deepest respect and appreciation.
When one of these brave soldiers unfortunately passes away or even when they return home from service, they should have a proper ceremony. It’s a belief the members of a very special organization called the Patriot Guard Riders (PGR) live by.
Their mission is to ensure those who took a vow to serve and protect their countries get the respect they need.
They do so by attending the funerals and ceremonies for members of the military, firefighters, and police officers and ensuring that the events go off without a hitch.
They look out for aggressive protesters and any other kind of threats that might have a negative impact on those attending the events.
Also, they help fill out the attendance at funerals for homeless veterans who have no close friend or family, because they think no one should leave this world alone, especially not someone who served his or her country in the past.
The work the organization also extends to planning celebrations for troops returning home for service. They recently did something extraordinary for a soldier who served seven tours in Iraq and Afghanistan and who unfortunately lost his life due to combat-related injuries.
The man’s family was unable to travel to California to attend his ceremony, so the Patriot Guard Riders made sure his remains would reach them in an honorable and respectable way. Take a look: