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Posted on 02/07/2006 5:18:31 PM PST by No Longer Free State

Patriot Guard Riders stand watch at White funeral Daily Home Online, AL - Jan 17, 2006 TALLADEGA — With rain steadily streaming, about 15 members of the Patriot Guard Riders stood watch outside Kelly Springs Missionary Baptist Church in Munford ...

Patriot Guard Riders to attend White funeral Daily Home Online, AL - Jan 13, 2006 TALLADEGA — The Alabama chapter of an organization called the Patriot Guard Riders announced they would be attending the funeral of Sgt First Class Stephen J ...

Pastor said Barbosa's life resulted in victory. Greensboro News Record, NC - 16 hours ago ... Monday's funeral procession included more than 40 members of the Patriot Guard Riders, a group of motorcyclist veterans with headquarters in Kansas who attend ...

Respect, not law, counters the obnoxious The Courier-Journal, IN - Jan 31, 2006 ... There are few things as patriotic as the response of the Patriot Guard Riders, a loose federation of motorcycle enthusiasts who have found a more appropriate ...

Bill needed to shield families from hecklers Danville Advocate, KY - Feb 2, 2006 ... I'ma member of the Patriot Guard Riders, which is a group that has been formed to pay respect to these deceased soldiers and shield the families from these ...

Groups plan presence at Frantz funeral The Courier-Journal, IN - Jan 30, 2006 As Matthew Frantz is laid to rest today, about 50 motorcyclists from the Patriot Guard Riders organization are expected to travel from across the state to pay ...

Phelps defends funeral protests Lawrence Journal World, KS - Feb 1, 2006 Topeka — War widow Brandy Sacco wept and Patriot Guard Riders grimaced in disgust as the Rev. Fred Phelps told lawmakers Wednesday ...

Bikers ride to honor soldier's sacrifice The News Journal, DE - Jan 14, 2006 Karl Lehman of Pike Creek briefs the Patriot Guard Riders on the route they would take to the funeral of Spc. Prince K. Teewia. BY KRISTIN HARTY. ...

'He's just so young' The Courier-Journal, IN - Jan 31, 2006 ... About 40 motorcyclist from three military-related organizations -- Rolling Thunder, Patriot Guard Riders and the Post 492 American Legion Riders -- joined ...

Soldier’s widow testifies on measure Kansas City Star, MO - Feb 2, 2006 ... Her arms were locked with those of Sedgwick County’s government relations director Andy Schlapp and Richard Strothman of the Patriot Guard Riders, a group of ...

Opposition planned for funeral protest Henderson Gleaner, KY - Jan 6, 2006 ... But they're making it personal." Also joining the effort to support Pfender's family will be members of the Patriot Guard Riders. ...

Funeral protest stirs reaction Evansville Courier & Press (subscription), IN - Jan 6, 2006 ... a local response. Also joining the effort to support Pfender's family will be members of the Patriot Guard Riders. The national ...

Protesters mostly drowned out The Courier-Journal, IN - Jan 31, 2006 About 40 members of the Patriot Guard Riders motorcycle group carried American flags and played patriotic music over a loudspeaker, drowning out the occasional ...

Church group protests at Lafayette soldier's funeral WTHR, IN - Jan 30, 2006 ... veterans helped shield the family from protestors. Richard Wilbur is a member of the Patriot Guard Riders. "I don't think any grieving ...

Daily Home Online Talladega soldier killed in Iraq laid to rest Daily Home Online, AL - Jan 17, 2006 ... before the casket left the church was a tribute read by James "Dinky Dau" Lorenzo, president of the Alabama Chapter of the Patriot Guard Riders, a group of ...

Family and friends honor, mourn Talladega soldier killed in Iraq AL.com, AL - Jan 17, 2006 ... I know he's in heaven. I ain't even worried about it.". About 40 members of the Patriot Guard Riders, a motorcycle group, attended the funeral. ...

Hundreds in hometown mourn Iraq casualty St. Louis Post-Dispatch, MO - Jan 20, 2006 ... deputies. Members of the Patriot Guard Riders, a motorcycle group, did their best to drown out the protesters by revving their engines. ...

Freedom, ugly and ungodly News & Observer, NC - Jan 14, 2006 ... The only group to consistently stand against Phelps' ugly tactics is the Patriot Guard Riders, a hastily organized collection of mostly bikers and veterans who ...

State, county and city police providing security at miners' ... Daily Mail - Charleston, WV - Jan 12, 2006 ... They also have to register with City Hall by ordinance. Members of the Patriot Guard Riders motorcycle group are expected to show at the event. ...

Marine wanted to make Colorado home Denver Post, CO - Jan 19, 2006 ... Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Northglenn, where members of the Rocky Mountain Christian Motorcycle Association, the Patriot Guard Riders, several veterans ...

Grant County News Online A fallen hero; He was a son, father, soldier Grant County News Online, KY - Jan 18, 2006 ... Red, white and blue flags flapped in the wind outside the funeral home as members of the Omega Task Force of the Patriot Guard Riders lined the driveway. ...

Guest Column: Heavenly sign from soldier inspires early diligence Amarillo.com (subscription), TX - Jan 12, 2006 ... A local caf provided sandwiches to more than 150 Patriot Guard Riders who thundered in on their motorcycles to pay tribute to Ben and bar protesters from ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: activism; fredphelps; protest
My wife expressed her disappointment that she frequently sees outrage here at the "body of work" of the Westborough Baptist Church's vile protestors, but she rarely sees anybody here do anything about it.

I checked out Google News for the Patriot Guard Riders and came across this list of articles that mentions their real, live actions taken to counter the Westborough sadists. These are just the articles that mention these guys by name. There are a bunch more that mention their activities without specifically naming the organization, using another search.

If you've got a bike, check them out: http://www.patriotguard.org/

Perhaps there's a lesson to be learned from these great Americans who are doing something productive.

1 posted on 02/07/2006 5:18:32 PM PST by No Longer Free State
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To: Former Military Chick

Ping


2 posted on 02/07/2006 5:18:58 PM PST by No Longer Free State (No event has just one cause, no person has just one motive, no action has just the intended effect)
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To: No Longer Free State
Here's an update on Phelps protest at Ft. Campbell from my friend, an Army Wife, who attended the counter protest...

"There was only about 10 of them and some were chidren. They stayed for 30 minutes and protested. They had signs that said "God bless IEDs" and "Thank God for dead soldiers" How awful! Plenty of Army wives were out there supporting their husbands and even though I said I wasn't going to go, I was one of them. We brought our flags and held them the right way and they didn't touch the ground. Everyone that drove by was honking and waving. It was great to see so much support for our troops. But I guess that's to be expected in a military town. They had plenty of cops out there who kept all the army wives away from the idiots. It was rather fun standing out there in the rain/snow mix supporting my husband and all our troops. I'm so glad I went. God bless our troops and thank God for American soldiers."

3 posted on 02/09/2006 4:50:18 PM PST by Ros42
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To: Ros42
My husband got up and OMG its early to go to a funeral (of a solider he has never met) on his day off to protect the family's feelings against these awful protesters.I heard his Harley start up @ 7am. My husband,bless his heart, is a Retired Marine (he did over 20 years,retired in 2001 as A GUNNY) we are so proud of him & he served his country well. I wanted to go with him this morning but I'm almost 8 months pregnant so I opted to stay @ home. No matter whose funeral it is, people should respect the family. If the protesters feel this way, then they can get out of our country & go live elsewhere. They are free and protected because of the military not their beliefs. it makes me sick to hear what they have said & to drag our flag on the ground? My son wanted to go this morning with my husband & I said no because its no place for kids and the protesters are using their own kids to get lawsuits etc...Make you sick doesn't it ? God Bless these Riders! Harleys or not.
4 posted on 04/22/2006 7:06:46 AM PDT by MrsGunny (God Bless the Riders!)
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To: No Longer Free State

Thanks for pointing this. Here in Virginia, it’s not unusual for folks to ride (or drive) 3 or 4 hours each way in questionable weather and at all hours to attend funerals and homecomings.

I’ve just done two Patriot Guard missions in two days, and got back a few minutes ago. It’s tough to stand by the gravesite and hear taps played when the same was done for your son only 2 years ago. But these patriots and their families deserve all the honors we can give, and that’s why I’m there. If you can be there for them, be there, even if it’s only on occasion. You don’t need to join up to be there with a flag. Just show up. I did that first time, and now I’ve done 9 missions. Two of those were homecomings where everyone came back intact. Those are the best!

The PGR is there to honor our troops and their families. If we can turn our backs on the nutjobs and shield the families from dishonorable behavior, that is a plus.

Semper Fidelis,


5 posted on 04/14/2007 2:01:35 PM PDT by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: USMCPOP

Thanks, Pop. I am sure you guys are going to be standing tall in the case that those opportunistic assholes try to take advantage of the situation at my Alma Mater, Virginia Tech.

And as a soldier, let me thank you and your family for making the kind of man that volunteered to defend this nation and fight its enemies in a time of great need. Your family’s sacrifice is one I feel deeply, and your continued service in support of your son’s comrades in arms is a comfort to me.

“Ut Prosim”


6 posted on 04/18/2007 5:11:42 PM PDT by No Longer Free State (No event has just one cause, no person has just one motive, no action has just the intended effect)
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To: No Longer Free State

Well, I doubt that there will be an opportunity to attend any funerals at VPI & SU (also my Alma Mater), both because of logistics and because they were not military casualties. That’s not to say that we won’t turn out individually to take care of business, so to speak, if those nut-jobs show up.

I took my son Karl to Tech to check out the engineering department, it was only weeks before 9/11/01. I still know a couple of Profs there, and I still have a lot of memories of that place. Did they still have the “Bluegrass Deli” there on Main Street across from the police station and public library when you were there? I lived there :)


7 posted on 04/18/2007 6:29:02 PM PDT by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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