About Us

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. 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.

This information is also available on our flyer download page.

WV-PGR Flyer



  1. Hello, I’m a member of the PGR in the state of Maryland. I’m trying to put together a display board depicting PGR patches from the various states. Please advise of availability of me possibly purchasing one for the state of West Virginia? Paypal payment is possible.


    John King

    PGR (Maryland) “Sergeant-X”

  2. I have tried to log on to this site with my national log in information. It says I do not exist. Should I register with your PGR site with a different screen name and password.


  3. How do we sign up for this site? I’m a member of WVPGR. This is going to be a great site. I live in the Eastren Panhandle(Martinsburg area) and have ridden with MDPGR and VAPGR also.

  4. Hi Sam,
    As I understand it, from talking to Mark, there is no sign-up required to view the site and/or leave comments. It is open to the general public; no membership required.

    If you find that you cannot view the contents, please let me know and I’ll get back in touch with him.

    Thank you for your interest and your nice comment. I think this is going to be a VERY good site for our members.

    • I also live in the eastern panhandle of WV in Bunker Hill. I’ve been a member since the spring of 2006 and have ridden in missions in Virginia, WV, MD & PA. Iwas asked by the VA PGR to lead a mission a year ago and the leadership was so helpful and I really felt honored to be a part of honoring such a hero, Mr David Kackley, and get to know the Kackley family.
      I would love to purchase a WV PGR patch as you all have done such a wonderful job of designing it. I was honored to receive a VA patch as an appreciation for doing the mission, which was one of my greatest privileges of my life.

  5. Very impressive site — easy to navigate and NO requirement to sign up/log in/password/security question/read the distorted letters,etc. …… I like it already …….

    West Virginia is and has been a progressive PGR state — in my opinion — for quite some time now. I’m proud to say that I’m originally from West (by God) Virginia …….

    Keep up the great work — and THANK YOU — for all you do …………..

    Terry Hanifin

  6. Great site and even better people.

    Keep up the good work folks, “It’s the right thing to do”.

  7. I live in Bunker Hill, WV so I am involved in a number of missions in VA, WV, MD, & PA.
    I thought I had to log in to post as I do on the National PGR sit but it seems no login required to the WV site. I am from WV so want more information about the beatiful WV PGR Patch. This is one great web site and a job well done.
    Jim Sandefur III
    USAF 1963-1967

    • Jim: I am PGR member #18202 out of Indian Springs, MD, just across the river from you. If you are interested in hooking up for any missions in MD or any adjacent states, let me know. It’s always better to ride with some other members. adjusterr@myactv.net

  8. Hi Jim,
    You can e-mail your ASC-South, Buddy Palla, at deaconbiker@yahoo.com about the patches as he has them with him. They are $5.00 each.

    Thank you very much for your support, both here and in neighboring states.

    • Thanks, Joe. I will do that very soon. I was in Kansas, recently, and was wearing my vest and I received so many comments about how much people appreciate the PGR, especially in Topeka, Kansas. It all began in Oklahama and Kansas and has spread all over the USA. I’ve never been on a mission that I didn’t leave with more than I gave. Families of our brave heroes are so greatful for the way PGR honors their loved ones, including Police, EMTs, Firemen and other first responders. I look forward to retirement so I can be even more involved.
      God Bess you all.

      • I have been looking for James Sandefur III for years. I served in the airforce with him at Lackland AfB in july of 1963. Are you that person?

  9. What a great site you have put together. I am PGR member #18202, out of Maryland. I ride missions in MD, WV, VA, and PA. I have sent a message to deaconbiker requesting info on when patches will be available. If possible, I would like to be included on any email list you might have to alert us of upcoming missions. Also, do you have a membership list that would show PGR members in the Eastern Panhandle, I would like to contact them and hook-up for local missions. Thanks for your efforts.

  10. i would like to be a part of pgr . i’m from fairmont wv and a vet plus WV LEGIONNAIRE POST 17,and wv road hawgs that support the 201st any info would be nice thank all of you for the respect to the fallen brothers and sisters

    • Thank you for your interest, Tim. I’ve already approved your membership in our Yahoo Groups and our Facebook Page. If you’ve not already done so, please go to our National site at http://www.patriotguard.org and complete the short registration process. Just click on the logo at the very top of the homepage where it says “Freedom Isn’t Free But Membership Is” and it will take you to the registration page. Once you’ve done that, please e-mail me at wvugo2001@suddenlink.net. If you’ve already registered, please let me know that as well.

      Thank you, again, sir, for your interest and thank you for your service to our great Country.

  11. a iraq vet died today at his home next door need to see if you can help his wife out ?

    • Thank you, Tim. We got a call from his wife yesterday afternoon and will be there for his services, whenever they occur.

  12. My husband and I just joined the PGR national and we need to know what to do next. My questions are:
    Do we have meetings?
    How do we know how to do the flag line?
    Do we bring our own flag?
    How can we order patches?
    I’m sure more will come to me. I have several people joining right now as well. We are looking forward to riding with you all. God Bless you all and God Bless our Troops.

    Hannah L. Parsons (Point Pleasant, WV)

  13. I am interested in taking part in patriot guard functions.

    • Thank you for your interest in the Patriot Guard Riders, Eric. If you’ve not already done so, please go to our National web site (www.patriotguard.org) and complete the short registration process. Once you done this, please drop me an e-mail with your name and city of residence to wvugo2001@suddenlink.net and I will send you our welcome letter.

      I look forward to hearing back from you.
      Joe Cumblidge
      State Captain
      West Virginia Patriot Guard

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