The five men above and one woman below, are members of The Patriot Guard Riders. I met them on Jan. 3, 2008 exactly 8 years from today. They came roaring in off the street on their bikes as we all stood and watched.
I asked her what the Patriot Guard does, since I had never heard of it. I was shocked when she said we go to military funerals to protect and guard the family of the deceased. I said from What? She said we are there to protect them from protestors and groups of protestors who go to military funerals to interrupt and heckle the families. They are there to help with whatever the families might need.
Their mission for the day.... Give free rides to any and all that wanted one. They came to the health care facility where I volunteered. The residents that chose to ride were all above 80 years old and several were in their mid 90's. My mission was to document the ride and make a movie for them to watch.
You can find their mission statement on the national website.. PatriotGuard
I Madly Messed UP. today post should have been the answer to yesterday post about where and when and why I took photos of Sonic skaters and the hotdog....COMING SOON the right post will appear.
To be continued............