Thread subject: Austin Area Patriot Guard Riders :: Letters 2018

Posted by markwells on 01/09/2018 09:01

From the family of SMgt Jim Barrett.

My mother, family, and myself want to give our sincerest thanks to you and the rest of the Patriot Guard for the flag lines at our father's funeral. It was very touching and moving to see such support from everyone.

I look forward to assisting in the near future with flag lines myself.

Jeff Barrett

Posted by markwells on 01/12/2018 22:38

From Ronnie Lyle, Operation Finally Home

Good Morning Sir – I just wanted to say THANK YOU to the PGR for their support at the Castille Groundbreaking in Elgin, TX. What a great day it was, and we were honored that the PGR, once again, helped us start another project. The PGR is always there for us, and we Thank You, each and every one, for your service to our country and our veterans. Please let each of your riders know how much it means to us to partner with you. Have a great weekend, and God Blless!!


Ronnie Lyles
Project Manager, Operation Finally Home

Posted by markwells on 04/30/2018 10:26

From the nephew of John W. Burns

As one of the (far) out of town relatives, I want to thank you for the PGR’s presence at the services for my uncle, John Burns (101st Airborne, ‘51-‘53), on this past Tuesday April 24 in Dripping Springs. It was an unexpected and stirring sight to see the guard on post in a flag line at the entrance to the church on our arrival. As I could not leave a direct message at your web site, please pass along my appreciation to all your members for the time they took to carry on this mission, and my respect for all the other members who have done the same at other times. What a simple but grand gesture you perform to honor the service of our past, and passed, service men and women.

If there is anything I could do to help support this mission, please let me know.

Ed Tarney
Baldwinsville NY

Posted by mototerry on 05/30/2018 10:39

From Commander of VFW Post 4443 regarding the Memorial Day Ceremony


Just a note thanking you and all the Patriot Guard Riders for being at the memorial service. Your presence added a lot to the significance of the ceremony.
Again thank you and all you do for veterans.

Gary Adam
VFW Post 4443

Posted by markwells on 06/13/2018 13:39

From Rick Nokes, the brother of James N. Nokes.
Sorry I'm so late telling you folks just how much your support meant to the family of James N. Nokes. The Guard did a superb job, as always, and the family wants you and those who stood for the fallen to know just how much we appreciated the effort that was put forth for this mission.

Posted by markwells on 07/05/2018 07:59

From the family of Margaret Rodriquez: