Kentucky Patriot Guard Riders

Patriot Guard Riders Mission Statement

“The Patriot Guard Riders is a 100% Volunteer, Federally registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization which ensures dignity and respect at memorial services honoring Fallen Military Heroes, First Responders and Honorably Discharged Veterans.”

Vision Statement:

The Patriot Guard Riders is a diverse amalgamation of riders from across the nation. We have one thing in common besides motorcycles. We have an unwavering respect for those who risk their very lives for America’s freedom and security including Fallen Military Heroes, First Responders and Honorably Discharged Veterans.

If you share this respect, please join us. We don’t care what you ride or if you ride, what your political views are, or whether you’re a hawk or a dove. It is not a requirement that you be a veteran. It doesn't matter where you’re from or what your income is; you don’t even have to ride. The only prerequisite is Respect.

Our main mission is to attend the funeral services of fallen American heroes as invited guests of the family. Each mission we undertake has two basic objectives:

1. Show our sincere respect for our fallen heroes, their families, and their communities.

2. Shield the mourning family and their friends from interruptions created by any protestor or group of protestors.

We accomplish the latter through strictly legal and non-violent means.

To those of you who are currently serving and fighting for the freedoms of others, at home and abroad, please know that we are backing you. We honor and support you with every mission we carry out, and we are praying for a safe return home for all.

How to become a member of the Patriot Guard Riders

Visit the National PGR web site and follow the instructions there.

Once registration is completed, go to the Kentucky Forums page and look for "New Members check in here."

Please post a message here to let us know you've joined. You must be logged on at the National web site for this link to work.

We hope this makes the process of joining the Patriot Guard Riders an easier task and helps you to let others know you've joined. It should also prove helpful to all members to read the Kentucky Forums. There is a lot of helpful information for new members, and even veteran members, in some of these forums.

Definition of a Veteran

A Veteran - whether active duty, retired, national guard or reserve - is someone who, at one point in their life, wrote a blank check made payable to The United States of America", for an amount of "up to and including my life."