20 April 2008

The Patriot Guard Riders

I have a fairly quick temper. It's gotten me into trouble more times than I can count.
Getting older has mellowed me to an extent. I'm not objective enough to say to what extent, 'cause certain things still anger me to a point that's scary sometimes.
The behavior of Fred Phelps and his Westboro Baptist Church at the funerals of our dead heroes has, on more than one occasion, made me happy that Fred and his Zoo are several hundred miles away, lest I be tempted to do something I later might regret. (I'd be ashamed to admit the thoughts that have passed through this old skull about Fred and his clan.)

My outrage at this hateful bunch was replaced with joy when I first read the reaction of a group called The Patriot Guard to this poison. The Guard Riders quickly neutered Fred Phelp's ninnies.
(Neutered Ninnies? I like that!)

Would you like to take a front-row seat at a PGR ride?
here and ride along with Jim as he and the PGR provide an escort to one of our fallen heroes. If you like what you read, drop down and read his post below about how "La Nina" came into his life and led to his involvement with the PGR.

Good on ya Jim. You make us proud!


Jim Howard said...

I'm glad you enjoyed my post.

I should have given credit to another local blogger, Robbie Cooper, who has been blogging about the PGR for a long time now:


He's the one who really got me interested in the PGR.

Anonymous said...

As a regular reader and a PGR rider. Thanks for sharing this. The PGR isn't limited to motorcycle riders though. We appreciate support from anyone and can always use help from those with 4 wheels in transporting flags and things that we cant get on our bikes. If you want to know what he's talking about contact the PGR and go stand in a line. I promise you that it will forever change your life.

Infinitegtr said...

Have made several rides with the Patriot Guard, and have been stunned by the level of respect and honor that every rider brings to the table. My uncle, OldIron, was the Co-State ride captain for the state of Texas when he passed away late last year. Local PGR riders had more than 50 US flags in front of the funeral home. They spoke during the service, and made several touching presentations to my aunt and three cousins.

For personal reasons, I have been riding with another fantastic group, Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA). BACA provides intervention of a similar sort, just for children.

Ride. Ride Hard. Ride for a Reason.