We were given from the Patriot Guard
Riders, nothing less than royal
treatment on the highest level. I
know that many of the participants
made sacrifices to attend the escort
and am very appreciative. The
turn-out was nothing short of
extraordinary. CJ took command with
grace, strength and passion as the
others followed in eager pursuit.
of the last things David said to me
was, Next time we are together,
we will ride." Sadly to
say, that next time never came.
Riding with the Patriot Guard Riders,
was a symbol of the last ride with my
brother and brought me great
peace. I know David looked down
with pleasure and peace of all the
events of the day! The
Dayton National Cemetery, (unlike
other cemeteries where you are left
with a spirit of gloom and sadness),
brought peace and beauty to my
heart. I believe it is because
of all the brave wonderful souls that
are camped there and the loving way
in which they are put to rest.
What a beautiful place! Special
thanks to CJ for his generous
command, everyone that came out, Tim
the chaplain, (a Patriot Guard; who
encouraged our hearts) and Steve
Verdon for his support and direction
to your wonderful organization.
I will forever remember David's
funeral with joy, because of the
Patriot Guard Riders.
Everything about the day was
Beautiful! My only regret is
that I did not meet all who rode to
personally thank them. Please,
if possible, pass this message
along. You are strong, noble
heroes in my book and am forever
Humbled and Honored by your presence.
26 March 2016
Ride Captain was District # 4 Bud
I just wanted to take this moment to
thank you for your services/ and
tribute to my Step Mom Linda.
The things you did for her from
the viewing, to the Funeral made
her ceremony as a Veteran so much
more beautiful, meaningful, and
special. What your organization
provides for Veterans is truly
special. I speak this as her
daughter, and also for my son who is
currently in the Army, and actually
graduating next week at Ft. Rucker as
a Black Hawk Pilot...I am so
proud. I will donate and
support your efforts from now
on... you are truly special
people to do what you do, and I am so
appreciative. Patriotism, and
honor is still alive. thank
you......... mine, and my
Dads words of thanks do not
seem nearly enough!
daughter of Rodney and Lind Collier
keep on keeping on!!!