December 23, 2007

“Welcome Home Sgt. Mark Wido”

I just wanted to say thank you for the support of the Patriot Guard Riders who showed up at the Rochester Airport to welcome home my nephew Sgt. Mark Wido on Friday, Dec. 21, 2007.  There are so many other things that your volunteers could be doing at this time of the year, yet they chose to be at the airport.  I have been spreading the word about the Patriot Guard Riders and all the good that you do.  I hope that you and all the volunteers of PGR be blessed with health, happiness and love this holiday season.

Thank you so much,
Celeste W. S.

December 19, 2008


We’re extremely sorry we’re late with our “thank you” to all of you.  The family of Charles R. Striker would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Syracuse, NY area Patriot Guard Riders who came to us in our time of need.  These men stood in the freezing cold wind and rain and never complained.  They led us from the funeral home to the cemetery, endured more bad weather, and were gracious in rendering honors to our brother.  The service and flag presentation was beautiful.

Thank you all for being there for us, for Chuck, and for your service to our country.

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you and god bless.


Dianne Snell
Susan Striker
Rhonda Striker

March 16, 2009

Thank-you for Honoring  SPC Albert Ronald Jex. It  was Greatly Appreciated.

Thank-you to each and everyone of you !

You Made US feel so Proud..

National Cemetery Director re: Sgt. Espy

*Bath* National Cemetery
*VA Medical Center*
*San Juan Avenue***
*Bath*, New York 14810

April 3, 2009

I would like to take this opportunity to thank each of you for showing you patriotism, respect, and honor to the family, friends, and the honored fallen veteran Sgt. Espy we interred at the Woodlawn National cemetery today.

We are blessed with a community of patriots that do not forget what our precious reserve of veterans have done, and continue to do to keep our country free, and to protect the precious rights we hold so dear. It is community like all of you all whether you live in Elmira or in Washington DC that show the world we are united in how we feel about our service men and women.

Today we had wind, and rain, and a bit of a cool nip in the air, but as I looked around during the service there was not one of you shivering, or fidgeting, or having the look of wishing you were somewhere else, instead what I saw was devotion, and one sightedness caring, and pride that you all stood shoulder to shoulder knowing you are part of a bigger event then what was happing around you physically. The Family of Sgt. Espy was very appreciative, and when I talked with the Niece she said had shivers of pride, and felt it deep in her heart. This family lost a loved one but with your help we welcomed him home and put him and the family to rest, knowing that he was with them once again. The cemetery staff would like to thank each of you for your service and assistance.

Please share this with members of your clubs, VSOs and Staff

Sincerely,
Walter Baroody National Cemetery Director

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