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
— 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!
— 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!
— 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
— 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.
— John Royster
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.
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
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.
— 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
— Kenneth Meier
— Robert Kennamer
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
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.
— 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!
— Jimmie Lee Stewart
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.
— 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.
— Jesus Ramirez
— 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.
— 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.
— Terrance Meisinger
— Nathan Young
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
Good morning, sir. Thank you for what you do for our fallen Hero’s on a daily basis. The family is very appreciative of the N. Tx. Patriot Guard Riders support honoring CSM Adams. I will pass the link to Maria so that she has access to the media. If there is ever anything that I can do for you or the team please do not hesitate to reach out.
— 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.
So again thank you all so much and I am so sorry it took so long to get this email to you.
— 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
(This is from a 6 1/2 year Vietnam p o w.)
Captain Mathys -- we can't thank you and your troops enough for giving us the honor of escorting us last Thursday. Please share our gratitude with your fellow-riders.
Cheers , GBU & GBA,
— 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..
— 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
I cannot thank you enough for being with us yesterday. It was such an honor to have all you with us to celebrate my fathers life and his incredible career in the Navy.
The pictures are wonderful & I am so glad you shared with us, they are beautiful & I am very happy you posted them. We were unable to get some of the honor guard and I am so thankful you all took them for us.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Very warmest regards,
— LT David Lee Rouse
I truly appreciate these pictures of the wonderful ceremony. Thank you so much again for being there for my dad and my family in this time. I am sure he was looking down and smiling. I truly want to extend our warmest thank you to each and everyone of you that celebrated with us. I want to thank each and every one of y'all who has served. I have a very special place in my heart for each and every one of y'all. I would also like to donate more when I have a chance. It may be in a few months, but it will get there. Ken, I hope you have a wonderful day. God Bless!!!!!
— 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.
You provide a much needed and appreciated service to our heroes. We will not forget you.
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,
I cannot thank you enough for you all being part of my husband’s memorial! He is smiling from heaven!
Your pictures are amazing and my favorite one is my hand on the flag. I’d love to learn more on how I can donate to your organization and how I can possibly volunteer in the future (other than riding a motorcycle) ;)
— 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.
Thank you again from our family to you. You are part of the family now.
Chaplain Shawna Maxwell
— Ricky Lee & R L Sanderson
I am very grateful for your attention to this mission.
The efforts of you and the riders that attended the service made a lasting impression on my family and succeeded in the mission of the Patriot Guard Riders.
— William Reeves Jr.
— Charles J Taylor
The PGR does a great job! my Father in Law was a 20 yr USAF veteran. He had said he did not want any military action at his funeral!!! Well sorry bout that John R Gilbert!! I told the funeral people to contact PGR and Lackland AFB. The PGR escorted from the funeral home to Ft Sam Houston cemetery. The Air Force did a 21 gun salute. The USAF did the flag folding and presented the flag and 7 cartridge's from the salute to my wife! Behind me stood a USAF man in uniform. After the service I asked him how he knew John R. He said that Gilbert coached and taught him baseball when he was a kid!!
Thanks for all you do!
— John R Gilbert
Thank you so much for all that you all did to help with the funeral and honor Daddy. I cannot tell you how beautiful it was for me when we pulled into the cemetery to see the flags around the grave site - I firmly believe that Dad would have been incredibly proud of that honor.
Also, thank you for the pictures - what a beautiful gift that is to our family! Blessings on you and all that you do.
We are grateful and blessed.
Kurt A. Krodle
Minister to Youth
First Baptist Church
— Richard Krodle
During the planning for my husband's graveside service, Patriot Guards was mentioned as well as the Army for the flag ceremony and taps. We were unaware of your organization and its mission to honor military and first responders at funeral and graveside ceremonies. Flags were mentioned but I didn't realize how large those flags would be until driving up to the graveside and viewing them blowing in the breeze. What a wonderful sight.
Your greeting and conversation aided me in easing some of the stress and strain of the passing of Stan. The Riders standing "Strong and Silent" lent a calmness to the service. Stan would have humbled by such a generous outpouring in his honor. The folded flag, plaques, coins and pictures will long have an impact on my family. Stan's sister and nephews were unable to attend the service and your pictures give them an insight into the service.
Please extend our gratitude to all involved who sacrificed their time throughout a very moving ceremony in Stan's memory. Our thoughts and prayers go with you always.
Stan Gleghorn Family, Peggy, Roger and Jay
— 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.
The Cornue Family
— 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.
The Cornue Family
— 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