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Riding With Honor and Respect

Welcome to The West Virginia Patriot Guard site

  Welcome to the website for the West Virginia Patriot Guard Riding With Honor and Respect   The Patriot Guard Riders is a diverse…. 

Who We Are

Wondering what the Patriot Guard Riders is all about? You will find that information on our About Us Page and on the national Patriot Guard Riders site at: https://www.patriotguard.org

Submit A Mission Request

You may submit a mission request by filling the form  at the Mission Requests Page or by checking out Contact Us page.

Coronavirus Pandemic

Message from National: Ladies and Gentlemen, With the number of questions being asked and concerns about mission attendance and the Coronavirus Pandemic, I have decided to make the following statement. Please put this information out to the membership along with any decision you may have made concerning mission participation or discontinuance. As States have been directly affected in different ways by the Coronavirus Pandemic, State Captains and their Leadership teams have raised concerns about missions being conducted. State Leadership should…

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SHORT NOTICE – Charles K. “Cookie” Morris, USA Veteran – Parkersburg, WV – 05 Mar 20

  ABOUT THE MISSION: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to stand in silent Honor and Respect for Charles K. “Cooter’ Morris for his final visitation and inurnment on Thursday, 05 Mar 20. Cooter went to be with the Lord on Monday, 02 Mar 20. PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 03-05-20 Staging Time: 2:30 PM Leavitt’s Funeral Home & Crematory 403 7th St. Parkersburg, West Virginia 26101 https://tinyurl.com/syzldx Ride Captain: Carl Spade (ace_gunsmith@hotmail.com) is the RCIC. Special Instructions: Mission briefing at…

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Short Notice – CPL Edwin C. Runner, U.S. Army WWII Veteran – Newburg, WV – 21 Feb 20

ABOUT THE MISSION: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to stand in silent Honor and Respect for CPL (T5) Edwin Runner, U.S. Army WWII Veteran, for his final service and interment on Friday, 21 Feb 20. Edwin went to be with the Lord on 17 Feb 20. CPL Runner served his Country honorably in the Pacific theater as a member of Co B 304th SIG OPN BN throughout the war, first on the island Leyte in the eastern Philippines…

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CPO R. Catherine Kelly, USN (Ret), Pruntytown, WV – 31 Jan 20

The Patriot Guard Riders have been requested to provide a final escort and stand in silent Honor and Respect for U.S. Navy (Retired) CPO R. Catherine Kelly as she is laid to rest in the West Virginia National Cemetery, Pruntytown, WV on Friday, 31 Jan 20. Chief Kelly went to be with the Lord quietly, in her sleep, on 12 Jan 20. Catherine began her 26 year Naval career in November 1975 where all ladies did at that time, Recruit…

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Welcome Home Elements of the WVNG – Charleston, WV – 04 Jan 20

ABOUT THE MISSION: The Family Readiness Group of the West Virginia National Guard has requested our presence and participation in welcoming home our Citizen Soldiers from an almost one year overseas deployment. Our heroes will be arriving in two separate groups. One in the morning and one in the afternoon on Saturday, 04 Jan 20 @ Yeager Airport in Charleston, WV. PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 01-04-20 Staging Time: 10:45 AM Go-Mart 1502 Greenbrier St. Charleston, West Virginia 25311 https://tinyurl.com/r4gt7ah Ride Captain:…

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EXTREMELY SHORT NOTICE – A1C Franklin Jones, USAF VN – Coolville, OH/Parkersburg, WV – 13 Dec 19

ABOUT THE MISSION: A1C Jones served in the United States Air Force and is a Vietnam Veteran. To honor his life and service we will stand a flag line in Ohio and provide an escort to his final resting place in West Virginia, with another flag line. PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 12-13-19 Staging Time: 10:45am White-Schwarzel Funeral Home 2817 Fifth Street Coolville, Ohio 45723 Ride Captain: Chris Thacker thackomatic@gmail.com Special Instructions: Graveside Service:Friday: 13 December 2019@1430hrs-(2:30 PM) Staging Friday: 13 December…

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Wreaths Across America – Dunbar, WV – 14 Dec 19

ABOUT THE MISSION: Once again the Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the Wreaths Across America ceremony at the Donel C. Kinnard State Veteran’s Cemetery in Dunbar, WV on Saturday, 14 Dec 19. PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 12-14-19 Staging Time: 11:00 AM Parking lot across from the West Virginia State Police Academy 135 Academy Dr. Dunbar, West Virginia 25064 https://tinyurl.com/w39feqj Ride Captain: Jeanne Shaffer (jas875@frontier.com) is the RCIC. Special Instructions: Mission briefing at 11:10 AM. We will proceed…

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Wreaths Across America – Grafton, WV – 14 Dec 19

ABOUT THE MISSION: Once again, the Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the Wreaths Across America ceremony at the old West Virginia National Cemetery, 431 Walnut St, Grafton, WV 26354 on Saturday, 14 Dec 19. PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 12-14-19 Staging Time: 11:15 AM Grafton National Cemetery 431 Walnut St. Grafton, West Virginia 26354   https://tinyurl.com/tvkt225 Ride Captain: Boonie Jarvis (dolittle202@gmail.com) is the RCIC. Special Instructions: Mission briefing at 11:20 AM. Flag line will be in place NLT…

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