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 our Contact Us page.

Gold Star Mothers Bridge Ride

Please join these 86 people from 8 states that have already signed up for the 2024 Gold Star Mothers Bridge Ride and feel the rumble as we all ride together across the New River Gorge Bridge to Honor and Remember the 65 fallen. Register at www.bridgeride.org Video of the Post 9/11 Gold Star soldiers that are honored during the Bridge Ride. https://youtu.be/_bPNPppgXq0?si=KliF8yR4XWMDVaB7 Spider Trantham Fairview, NC 28730-9692 Golda Trantham Fairview, NC 28730-9692 Wendy Vankirk Morgantown, WV 26501 Wendy Vankirk Morgantown,…

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12th Annual Gathering of the Guard

Please join us for our 12th Annual Gathering of the Guard, May 31st – June 2nd, in Elkins, WV. We will be having a meet and greet Friday evening, a Ride to honor all Military, KIA/MIA, All Fire, Police, EMS. Saturday evening we will have dinner, followed by our silent auction and fun evening filled with friends/family. If you do not want to participate in the ride, but attend the dinner and evening fun, you can still join us. We…

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Retired Soldier Casualty Assistance Checklist

This is a checklist that not only military personnel should have filled out, but everyone in general for if something should happen, your loved ones will know where everything is at and your final wishes.  This will include your military services, wishes, etc.https://soldierforlife.army.mil/Documents/static/Post/Retired_Soldier_Casualty_Assistance_Checklist.pdf?fbclid=IwAR3RRmXI2xdm1N0LIMM180L-K5yKXNJNmz58JDgQwLc6b3GgAdJK1KlOE2A

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Military Retiree Appreciation Day (RAD) 2024

This is a Military Retiree Appreciation Day. Saturday, April 13, 2024,  Glen Jean Armory, Glen Jean WV This event is open to ALL branches of the military for those who have retired from their selected branch of service. This event is a Department of Army recognized event established to provide important information updates and military retiree information in a social gathering. It will have over 40 vendors representing Veteran Service Organizations, retailers specific to military, medical support, legal support, ID…

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Wreaths Across America 2023

On December 16, 2023, the West Virginia Patriot Guard participated in 2 different locations. The first was at the WV National Cemetery in Pruntytown. There were 6 members gathered at the cemetery for a flag line. After the ceremony, members helped to place wreaths on the graves. This location was able to get enough wreaths to cover over 6200 graves.  The second part of the day was over at the Grafton National Cemetery, where many unknown Civil War soldiers are…

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Honor Mission: Elmer “Tuffy” Clifford Harshbarger, Veteran US Air Force – Korea Huntington, West Virginia – June 13, 2023

Honor and Respect for Elmer “Tuffy” Clifford Harshbarger, 90 U S Air Force Korean War Veteran for his final services on Tuesday, 13 June 2023. Elmer went to be with the Lord on Friday, 9 June 2023. Elmer, was a proud veteran of the U.S. Air Force having served in the Korean War and a member of the American Legion Post 177, Barboursville. He was a retired employee of ACF Industries. June 13, 2023 — 10:00 AM Our Lady of…

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Honor Mission: Frederick Eugene Wilson, Veteran US Navy – Vietnam Law Enforcement Barboursville, West Virginia – June 10, 2023

Frederick Eugene Wilson, 76 U S Navy Vietnam Veteran / Police Officer for his final services on Saturday, 10 June 2023. Fred went to be with the Lord on Sunday, 4 June 2023. Fred was a graduate of Huntington High School class of 1965. He served in the United States Navy from 1965 to 1971 attaining the rank of Yeaman 2nd Class E5. After his military career he attended the West Virginia State Police Academy in 1972. He continued to…

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