I made what I feel was my most meaningful ride to date on 20 June 2007. I was in a group of riders who were escorting the remains of a fallen Airman from the Nashville airport to the funeral home. The term emotional doesn’t begin to describe how I felt. The Metro Nashville Police department provided us with ten motor officers for escort. I have an entirely new respect for what these officers do. The way they ride their cycles is a sight to behold. The skill in how they work their magic with traffic is amazing. The respect in which they showed our Airman was touching to say the least.
Patriot Guard Riders is a group that anyone can join. You don’t even have to ride a scooter to be a member. there is absolutely no cost involved in membership. Respect for the Men and Women of our armed forces and their families and a love of your country is all you need. Standing to show respect to the Men and Women who have given the ultimate sacrifice for this country and really for each and every one of us is the least we can do. No matter what you political views are or your social status or anything you’ve got to respect those who fight on the frontlines so that our freedoms remain in tact here in the United States of America.
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