Thank you so much Neal.
It was such an honor to meet you and the other Patriot Guard Riders today.
Thank you so much for honoring my father today.
— John Austin Denton
Thank you so much for honoring my dad today.It was a very special service and we appreciate your service as well. Take care.
— Sylvester Matthews
Thank you so very much for these great pictures.
Looking at these, I realized I hadn't even seen the many people who participated in making these two days so very special and so memorable.
Thank you again for all you and the group did!!
With a grateful heart,
— William Marcus Dollar
My family and I thank you and the North Texas Patriot Guard for your kindness and the honor you gave my husband by presenting our nation’s flag on the day of his burial.
Thank You from the family of Elmer Lee Banks.
— Elmer Banks
Thank you so much for helping make this happen! The pictures are great. We sincerely appreciate your time and service.
With sincere gratitude
— James Williamson
I would like to extend my gratitude to your organization for honoring my
Uncle "Jack" Johnny Clark Turner. I am retired Navy and was truly touched
by the photos my brother shared. Ride safe and God bless.
— Johnnie Turner
— Daniel McCoy
These pictures look amazing and you did an excellent job in supporting our family during this time!
We felt honored to have you all present and thank you for the amazing pictures.
— PO2 Tanji Bailey
— Marvin Hudler
I just wanted to thank you and your fellow North Texas Patriot Guard for your amazing representation at my son Brandon Guice's service. It was truly awe inspiring.
The photos you sent spoke a thousand words and I treasure them.
Thank you for your service and continued service to Veterans after their final battle.
— Brandon Larson Guice
Thank you again for your service to our family over the weekend. You and your entire team were awesome and amazing! You guys did a wonderful job! Our Mom and Dad if they were alive to see this, would have been extremely proud and honored.
From both Eric and I and our families, thank you so much for what you do! God Bless!
— Bruce Ryberg
Thanks to all that participated and attended Michael McClaskey’s service at DFW last Thursday.
The motorcycle escort was especially well received by the family members that attended.
I was also pleased with the entire service and the honor shown to my friend.
Sincerely Roger Baggerman
— Michael McClaskey
Thank you so much for making my dad's ceremony such a special and beautiful one my mother couldn't stop talking about how beautiful it turned out she can't wait to share the pictures with all of the family members, in Mexico, California, Chicago, Houston...
Again, thank you and all the rider's for being part of such an important day for our family
Please thank Captain Mike Moore for the beautiful pictures sending blessing to him and his family
May God bless you and your family
— Francisco Prado
— Robert Pulliam
Dear Rick and all of the Patriot Guard Riders who stood to honor my father this evening -
My brother and I would like to sincerely thank each and every one of you for so beautifully honoring my father at his memorial service. I know he would have been so proud to see all of you standing with your flags and showing such respect for not only this great country but also for him and all the other men and women who served it. We especially appreciated the personal touches you added like the additional PGR certificate and the time that one (or more) of your members took to find three additional brass for my brother. We will never forget you.
Thank you all again for making our Dad's memorial so special. It meant so much to us to have you there.
John Rowe and
Judi Rowe Malcom
— LtCol Theodore Roosevelt Rowe
— Douglas Miller
— CSM Steven Adams
— SSG Juan Torres
— Douglas Wayne Miller
— Herbert Bible
— Ester Mae Pierce
Thank you so much for yesterday, I was proud what you did for my dad and his love of this country.
— John Stinson
— SSG Robert Watson
— Alfredo Perales Jr
Hi, my name is Arthur Baker and on Nov 13 The Patriot Gaurd participated in my Father"s, David Stephens USAF Ret, memorial service. I am so sorry this has taken so long but my family and I wanted to thank you for your participation in my father's service. We were so honored that your organization participated and all of you did a great job. My dad would have been so honored as well. He had a lot of respect and admiration for your organization.
— David Stephens
— Frank W Maddock
Thank you Tom, this is beautiful. We are very thankful for y'all and for each of you who honored my dad.
— Michael Brent Goyne
— Phillip Loveless
Thank you, Wayne , and to all of your Patriot Guard Riders who were present at Phil’s service!
You provided such an environment of safety and comfort to our family and we all so appreciated it! The pictures are awesome and will provide a legacy for our family
Your riders provide such a service to our military families and your missions make a huge difference!
Thank you again for everything you did for us! Phil would have loved it!
— Phillip Loveless
— Sky Ball XIX VIP Procession
— Charles Stanley Merrell
You all blessed us with your presence and thank you for your service and what you do for others to honor veterans.
Thank you also for the pictures.
— Frank Eldon Hodge
It was such a pleasure to talk with you in advance of the burial. I felt like we were friends by the time I met you in person. I’m happy I got to meet Mike Moore, who took some awesome pictures.
I will be forever indebted to the North Texas Patriot Guard Riders for making my dad’s burial service so memorable. I have the deepest respect for this organization and the dedicated, professional riders. Your team stepped in as pallbearers. They placed the flowers in the Pavilion. They led us in an orderly fashion and surrounded us with their comforting presence. It was very clear their mission was to honor and pay tribute to my father for his military service.
I will share the pictures with my extended family. There are so many. I’m glad Mike took pictures of the Riders.
Thank you again for treating my dad like the WWII hero he was. Everyone at the burial service expressed high praise for the remarkable job the Patriot Guard Riders do to honor our veterans. I have already had an opportunity to share my sentiments with my cousins who are veterans and Brown’s Memorial Funeral Home. I will continue to do so.
Our sincere thanks and gratitude,
Daughter of Andrew Perez
— Andrew Perez
— Roy Lewis Bryant
Thank you so much after seeing these pictures my cup runneth over.. Thank you so much from me and my family..Evette Ramos
— Theodore Aguilera
— Michael Aston Johnson
— MSG Murph Jack Marrow
Ken,I personally want to thank you for the attention and dedication you and the men and women of the Patriot Guard pay to our veterans and especially for our family. The services that you provided for us were done compassionately and professionally. The flags made such a difference as we drove up to the church. Please express our thanks to each one of the riders. I will definitely send the link to our family and friends.Jean Baker
"For this is what the LORD says, He who created the heavens He is the God who formed the earth and made it, He established it and did not create it as a waste place, but formed it to be inhabited: "I am the LORD, and there is no one else." Isaiah 45:18
— Norman Baker
Thank you so much for the pictures. It was an honor to have you folks with us today and to provide the flags, and your presence added to the ceremony. You honored our Dad, and for that we are extremely grateful. He would have been very pleased today. May the Blessings you provided our family be returned several time over. Ride Safe, Ride Strong.
Shawn and Barb Seiber, on behalf of our family
— Colonel Elvert Hugh Seiber
— LT David Lee Rouse
— Jackie Dwyan Gunn
I couldn't be more proud of the way Matthew was honored by your amazing group. The photos are treasures. The portrait and plaques are to be cherished forever. The embroidery plaque is very special. Your sincere condolences really touched our hearts. My immediate request is prayers for our family the next coming days and weeks. Tomorrow we leave for Ft. Bragg for a service by his Unit.
I will touch base later.
For now, Thank everyone from the bottom of our hearts.
Rhonda Meadows and family
— SPC Matthew Meadows
— Christopher Lyn Martin
My family and I would like to thank the North Texas Patriot Guard Riders for their participation and assistance for my dad’s funeral service. You had a busy week, but you were able to provide personnel to honor my dad. I would especially like to thank MRC John Blasé, Dewey Dyer (we worked together at Ovilla FD) and the support team for their assistance, respect and professionalism. My dad would have been very proud to have such honorable people involved in his service.
Battalion Chief/Fire Marshal
Midlothian Fire Department
— SP4 Brian Lucia
On behalf of my sister in law Darlene, my husband Marty and the Leos family. We thank you so much for being with us on the day of David’s services.
Thank you so much for the pictures.
— David Leos
— Robert Alan Folsom, Jr
— John Stephens
Outstanding! Thanks to you and your fabulous, fine looking crew for pushing the patriotism needle into the red zone. The funeral folks who have never been associated with the military were stunned by the additional respect y'all brought to former SGT Larson's funeral. Those of us who served were completely impressed by the way your crew carried out the mission. Charlie Mike!
With Great Respect,
Maj, USAF (Ret.)
— Virginia Larson
I am so honored that you were able to come out on a holiday. Jerry would have loved what you did for him.
— Jerry F. Hancock
Please accept my most heart-felt gratitude towards you and all those whom attended my father's memorial this past Friday. As I said then, your organization received a call and did not hesitate to commit immediately. Thank you so very much for honoring our father and other veterans of this nation's military. Not only did you show up as promised, but you also took pictures that I personally will treasure for some time to come. This added service you provided to us was invaluable. I desired pictures to memorialize the day's events but just could not place myself in a frame of mind to accomplish the task.
Thank you once again, and may the Lord our God bless you and your organization's efforts.
Belinda A. Carr
Daughter of James T. Hampton, Sr. (USN, CMCPO, RET.)
— James T. Hampton, Sr
Mark and the Patriot Guard Riders,
— MSgt Matt Miltz
08/25/2021 & 09/10/2021
Thank you again for all you did for my Brother as well as my Daddy. I am definitely tell mom when she is better and can remember everything. These photos will help with the healing of our broken hearts.
— Ricky Lee & R L Sanderson
— William Reeves Jr.
— Charles J Taylor
— John R Gilbert
— Richard Krodle
— Stanfield C. Gleghorn
On behalf of our family, I would like to express our appreciation to your
team for the support you showed to our family on one of our most difficult
days. We sincerely thank you for rendering honors to my mom as she was laid
to rest, and for reminding us that our country appreciates and respects her
— Vicki Hubbard
Thank you for honoring the service of Ronald Tilghman , United States Air
Force veteran of the Korea conflict. He was dear friend and love of my
mother in law Belle Anderson of Mesquite Texas. As a Navy veteran
(1976-1980) myself, Ronnie and I swapped many military stories from back in
the day. I held back tears as I saw the patriot guard riders, ( I also
ride), and the American flags at his funeral on August 5, 2021 at the Dallas
Fort Worth National Cemetery. Again, a huge heartfelt thank for your
presence and recognition of an American hero.
Curtis Paul Morrow
San Marcos, Texas
— Ronald Tilghman
Mark, thank you. We are beyond grateful for everything you all did. It was special and memorable to all of us. What the North Texas Patriot Guard Riders do, matters and is very important. I will tell everyone I know how wonderful this group of men and women are. You are truly needed and what you do does not go unnoticed. Thank you again from the bottom of my heart.
— Samuel Harvey Atchison
— James McGuire
— Harvey Joe Wadsworth
Our Family cannot thank the North Texas Patriot Guard enough for the way they honored our Father, Chester Hollingsworth, on February 25. We were not prepared for the emotions evoked by seeing your wonderful Guard set flags up at the Church, present us with plaques and escort Dad to his final resting place at the National Cemetery. Dad was looking down with a smile on his face and pride in his heart for your service to him.
— Chester Hollingsworth
Beautiful….your organization is amazing and brings great comfort to the family.
Teresa Jones Crouch
— Thomas Crouch
To the Patriot Guard Riders, the military members, to Dr. Wright and DeDe from Angel Hills Funeral Home and all others who made this day one that Honered my husband in a very special way. The Renfro family will be forever grateful for your service and respect. For this we give you our heartfelt thanks. May God Bless you.
Val Elliott Renfro
— Colonel Ronnie Jack Renfro
Good to see PGR at my uncle’s funeral. Thank you.
— SCPO Eugene Harrison Hudson, Sr.
— Brian James McDaniel
Dear Patriot Guard Rider family,
My name is Anne Murray, from St. Louis Missouri. I have three children ages 1, 5, and 7. My husband Major Brian P. Murray passed away in February 2017, and was an Air National Guard Air Force pilot stationed at Scott Air Force base in Illinois.
I wanted to take a few minutes to acknowledge and say thank you for how the Patriot Guard riders of Missouri, Illinois, and Texas have helped my family during this past year.
At our wake in March, you presented me with a folded American flag. You held the door open for our guests at the funeral and stayed present to ensure a peaceful and honorable service. You escorted our procession to the cemetery so that we could all stay together and so our family could be respected.
You greeted me at the airport in St. Louis for our trip to Snowball Express, a fun trip for children and surviving parents of fallen military, and carried my luggage for me.
You cheered for my kids as they walked to their plane.
You worked with police to shut down major highways and escort us around Dallas at Snowball Express. You were present on the bus and at every Dallas event with smiling faces.
You made my children their own biker vests with their own patches and pins.
You helped me find my husband’s flag on the honor grounds in Dallas, stood with me while I cried so I didn’t have to stand alone, and hugged me. You offered to take my picture with my children and I in front of the flag and patiently took it many times to make sure it was just right.
My children believe even more that their dad was a hero because of how you have treated my family with such dignity and honor. You make me proud to live in a country where I have the privilege of walking alongside people with such integrity and patriotism. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts and are so grateful to be part of your family. I would appreciate if you could share this letter with the Texas, Missouri, and Illinois riders.
Austin Murray (age 7)
Brennan Murray (age 5)
Corinne Murray (age 1)
— Anne Murray
Mark, thank you. We are beyond grateful for everything you all did. It was special and memorable to all of us. What the North Texas Patriot Guard Riders do, matters and is very important.
I will tell everyone I know how wonderful this group of men and women are. You are truly needed and what you do does not go unnoticed. Thank you again from the bottom of my heart.
— Cornue Family
Please accept this donation in memory of Richard Stewart. Richard was a fine man, and loved his country. I am honored to make this donation in his memory. My thanks for all that they PGR does.
— Virginia Head
I am an in-law of David Blasingame. His was first military funeral I have ever attended. The Patriot Guard was so inspiring and I wanted to thank you personally and hope you can extend my gratitude to fellow riders. God bless your group. My Grandfather was at Pearl Harbor on Dec.7. He passed in 1981 and I had him buried at Greenwood. When the Nat'l Cemetary opened I had his remains moved there so he could be with his comrades. Again, thank you and God bless America in these coming days.
— Wenthy Marcy
You people are amazing. Thank you for being at Trey’s Service. Words cannot express how much it means to us.
— Mr. and Mrs. James Rackler
— Jenkins Family
— Pam Bufford
What an honor you paid to my father, Duel Gambill, and our family. I still get tears in my eyes when I think of you and the Patriot Guard Riders. You were the corner stone of the service, not only making it a beautiful tribute but making sure it was done right.
The gift of yourselves will never be forgotten.
May God Bless you all.
— Libby E. & The Gambill Family
Members of the Patriot Guard Riders of North Texas,
Words cannot express how honored we were to have the Patriot Guard present at the funeral and graveside services for our dad, H.W. Foster, on May 27th.
Your level of dedication and service to veterans is humbling. Thank you so much for what you do.
With gratitude and appreciation,
— Anna Soucier and the Family of H.W. Foster
I want to give my sincerest appreciation to the Patriot Riders for the efforts and attendance at the funeral of my brother, Larry Don Monk, Sr, on May 31st in Greenville Texas. I met with Jim Wiggins and each of the Riders and gave them my personal thanks for being there and showing respect for my brother, an Army Veteran of 10 yrs. I made a donation this morning to the organization as your efforts are very much appreciated.
— Jerry Monk
My family and I appreciate all you have done for my brother Mike. The Patriot Guard Riders are a godsend for veterans. I believe the respect and honor the Patriot Guards did today for my brother Mike today will bring peace to his soul. Mike and his buddies survived the ordeal of the horrors of Vietnam only to come home to disrespect of their commitment to our country. He is now at peace thanks to the North Texas Patriot Guard Riders. The moment we saw everyone standing at attention holding all the flags will be a memory my family will never forget.
— The Hearrean family
To the Patriot Guard Riders:
It was such an honor to have you at my dad’s service last week. He was so proud to have served this great country side by side with heroes just like y’all. Thank you for being there and making a very hard day so special. We will always remember the beautiful flags, the memorable plaque and the priceless pictures. May God bless your future missions so that other families are as touched as my family was.
— The Family of Robert Dunn
You guys are miracle workers!! I’ve never seen such a turnout on such short notice. I cannot thank your organization enough for being able to accommodate the Strickland family in under 12 hours. Again “Thank You” for your honors.
Resthaven Funeral Home
— Resthaven Funeral Home
My family and I are so humbled by your role in my brother's funeral today. The Patriot Guard Riders honored Ben beyond what we could have asked for, and in doing so, were like balm to many hurting souls today. We recognize there were sacrifices made by each rider to be there and pray the Lord will repay them for their kindness. Please extend our deepest gratitude to everyone who made this happen.
— John M. Adams
First off, let me say how grateful I am for the efforts of PGR. Day in and day out you guys do a job that I can't imagine the weight of. Yesterday's efforts were abovery and beyond. I know it was a logistical nightmare but yet you guys pulled it off flawlessly. I know how much work you put in and from the boot on of my heart I want to thank you.
I slept for the first time in a week last night because I finally know that Ben is looking down smiling after yesterday.
Please please pass my love to your crew and the crews that helped make yesterday possible.
— Jimmy Mac - 22KILL Program Director
Thank you and your fellow Patriot Guards for honoring my brother at his service. I'm sure his wife and children appreciated your being there as a final honor to Ronald and his service in Vietnam. My brother Donald (Ronald's twin) and I had flight reservations to attend but were unable to get to the airport due to flooding in Missouri that had a large number of highways closed the day of his military funeral. Those closed highways kept me in Poplar Bluff MO and kept Donald in Fenton MO. We appreciate the sacrifice you and fellow guard members made to make the service memorable for his family and us. God Bless you and the Patriot Guard for your continued service to our veterans.
— L. Elizabeth Frey
Just a note to express my and Kandie's sincere appreciation for you and your group's thoughtful participation in our son's funeral. We will remember always what you did for Mike's memory and us. We were very proud of Mike's Marine Corps service and what you and the Patriot Brigade did just increased our pride. Thank you again.
— Dwight and Kandie Reagan
We'd like to thank you and the guard for your presence at my father, Carl Duncan's funeral services. It was an awe inspiring moment and truly meant a lot to me and my family. My father was so very proud of his service in the Air Force and he would have been overcome with emotion, as were we, at the sight of those flags.
As we are finding our new normal, we are grateful for the outpouring of support we are receiving. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers. Again, thank you so much.
— Janice Trent
Words are hard to find that can express the gratitude our families feel for you and the Patriot Guards. From Wednesday, April 5, 2017, until today you all have been wonderful. We thank you for riding with us, the certificates of appreciation, the gorgeous portrait and the sincere condolences offered. I am sure everyone you contact feels the instant connection with you that I felt. You are such a gem of a gentleman.
Much Much Admiration.
— Abney and Vines families.
I can't thank you and all of the Patriot Riders enough for proudly honoring my loving husband James Fuqua to his final resting place. It really touched my heart knowing that each and everyone of you honor your fallen brothers and sisters who proudly put their lives on the line for our freedom.I hope I didn't leave anyone out when I thanked each and everyone of you! James would have been proud! God Bless you all and God Bless America
— Linda Fuqua
The family of Bill Harrell are thankful for your services at Bill's funeral! May God Bless each of you and keep you safe always. Love in Christ Jesus.
— Bill Harrell Family
Words cannot express your beautiful contribution in the last ride of Harry Sullenger.
He would have been so proud of all the flags lining the road to his final resting place, as I and the family was too.
God bless you all.
The whole ride was awesome!
— Carla and the Sullenger Family
Just wanted to drop you another line and say thanks for all your help with my father's funeral William Michael McCoy. Y'all did a great job
— Michael McCoy
I can't tell you how much my family was honored by having the Patriot Guard Riders escort my father to his final resting place. It was absolutely one of the most beautiful tributes seeing all the flags displayed as we drove up to the cemetery. (Kind of lost it at that point!) I was always proud of my father's service and it always will be a wonderful memory for me, as well as my brothers & sisters. Once again thank you and your brother guardsmen.
Prayers for safe rides always.
Lynn daughter of Garland Flowers, Mission date 24 January 2017
— Lynn Morgan
Thank you all again for all you do. We greatly appreciate everything you did for my family today. It meant a lot.
— Amadi Bell
Dear North Texas Patriot Guard Riders,
Thank you for such a Patriotic & truly touching experience that you have provided for my son
SSGT Patrick R. Griffin. Words cannot express my thankfulness to you all for accompanying myself & my family throughout the entire process of honoring him.
Your presentation of the plaque & canvas portrait was a moment I will cherish forever in my heart. God Bless & Thank you for all that you do.
Michelle Patterson (Mother)
— Michelle Patterson
Thank you so much for doing all this! I was so taken by the service of you and your team. I can see that this is truly a ministry of healing and love for you all. Your efforts created a memory of a lifetime for many people and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
God Bless You All,
— Cynthia and Matthew Casperson
Just a note to express our gratitude for all you do for Vets, including our Brother in Law, Skip.
My wife and I are both Vets, I'm a Desert Storm Vet and we appreciate your dedication and compassion.
Alfred W Evans
1SG, USA (RET)
— Alfred W Evans
Friday, February 24, my father, Sgt William Hunter, was laid to rest at the Mountain View Church of Christ.
When my siblings and I arrived at the church, we were greeted by the North Texas Patriot Guard Riders, lined at the doors of the facility. It was one of the most calming moments leading up to our father's memorial service. Observing the Riders, lessened the emotional strain of entering the church to tell our loved one good- bye. Ride Captain, Dan Mathys, greeted us with love and sympathy, just making us feel better.
On the drive to the Dallas Texas National Cemetery, the Riders' escort, with the flags flowing, provided a beautiful picture for us to focus on. This action decreased sad thoughts and unstable emotions we were experiencing at the time.
At the end of the Dedication of the Flag Ceremony, my family was being driven from the cemetery. Out of the window, I observed that the North Texas Guard Riders were still at the site of my father's body. Most important, this was most satisfactory to a grieving family, just knowing our father was not immediately left alone.
Finally, thank you for the framed dedication, it is one of the few items I will take back to Georgia with me.
Sgt William Hunter's Daughter
— Margie Waters
The Patriot Guard Riders made the service of my dad, Charles Kimbrough so much more meaningful! Our hearts swelled to see the PGR escorting him with flags waving. We also appreciate the presentation of the certificate to my mother, Gloria Kimbrough. God bless all of you!
The service you performed offered inspiration and comfort to all who were present. We thank you greatly for your help and support during this difficult time.
— The Kimbrough Family
Patriot Guard Riders,
First and foremost, God bless you all and thank you for your presence to honor my son, Erik Barton. Each of you are a fine example of our love of country and honor to our vets.
— K. Barton