I Fought For You

I Fought For You

A moving, patriotic tribute to our military, past and present.
Thank you for your service!
This video was produced by “The Sound Tank”.

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PGR Mission Alert: Veteran’s Honor Picnic

Veteran’s Honor Picnic
Goodyear, Arizona – 26 May 2018

The Patriot Guard Riders have been asked to stand a flag line and share our song at a special picnic to honor veterans in Goodyear, AZ. We accept this mission with honor and respect.
We will be honoring veterans residing in Goodyear, many from a local retirement area. Residents will be attending a special picnic and program to honor those who have served our nation with honor. We will stand a flag line as they arrive, have our circle of honor, and then depart. It will also be a time to encourage and show appreciation to these men and women.
Primary Staging Time: 9:30 A.M.
The Groves
2655 N Pebble Creek Pkwy
Goodyear, Arizona – 85395
Ride Captain: Dan Lazear

Special Instructions:
Briefing Time: 10:00 A.M.
Note: This will be a short briefing for PGR members to review the mission before we set up the flag line as soon as this short briefing is done.At 10:30 A.M. we will do the Circle of Honor and have the pledge, song, and prayer with residents and others attending. Following the Circle of Honor this mission will be completed.
Flags & Water:
Flags Will Be Provided
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water will be provided.
Submitted By: Bill Wooster
Position: Assistant State Captain

You do not have to own/ride a motorcycle or be a Veteran to join and membership is Free. The only requirement is RESPECT! To join, simply go to www.PatriotGuard.org and click on Register. Membership is Free.

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PGR Honor Mission David Wayne Bradley, USMC

David Wayne Bradley, Retired
USMC – Vietnam
Pensacola, Florida – 10 May 2018

The Patriot Guard has been invited by the Family of Sgt David W. Bradley, United States Marine Corps, to stand in his honor and escort him to the Barrancas National Cemetery.

Sgt Bradley served in the United States Marine Corps from May 1965 to May 1970. Sgt Bradley was awarded the Air Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, Good Conduct Medal, Vietnam Service Medal w/2 Stars, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Combat Air Crew Wings and the Rifle Marksman Badge. Sgt Bradley was retired on 31 May 1970.

Primary Staging Time: 10:15 A.M.
5480 Pensacola Blvd
Pensacola, Florida –

Ride Captain:
Roy W. Pippin

Special Instructions:
Naval Air Station requires long sleeve shirts, long trousers, long fingered gloves, DOT Approved helmets, leather foot wear covering the ankles and appropriate eye protection. This attire will be maintained at all times while riding aboard the base.

11:00 a.m. – Briefing for all riders
11:15 a.m. – KSU to Faith Chapel Funeral Home South, 100 Beverly Pkwy, Pensacola, Fl.
12:00 a.m. – Roll Time to Barrancas National Cemetery, with escort
12:30 a.m. – Honors at Barrancas National Cemetery, Site B

Flags & Water:
Flags Will Be Provided
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water will be provided.

Submitted By: Ray Doyle
Position: Assistant State Captain

Mission details are subject to change. For the latest information on this mission or to post condolences, visit the mission link at https://www.patriotguard.org/showthread.php?458985

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National Medal Of Honor Museum Name New CEO

The National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation announced that distinguished chief executive officer and museum president, Joe Daniels, will take the helm as CEO of the National Medal of Honor Museum, effective April 1, 2018.
For 11 years, Daniels directed planning, construction, and the development and operations for the National 9/11 Memorial & Museum in New York City. Drawing on the strong connection between 9/11 and the U.S. military, Daniels created a spectrum of events and special programs for thousands of veterans and members of the military, including Medal of Honor recipients. Additionally, Daniels worked diligently to ensure that military families were included in these initiatives, understanding they also made profound sacrifices for our country.
Mr. Daniels’s experience will be key in advancing the Medal of Honor Museum as it becomes a vital national institution. The Museum will preserve the history of America’s greatest heroes and inspire visitors and future generations to act bravely and honorably by valuing others above oneself.

“It is a tremendous privilege to help lead the National Medal of Honor Museum. I learned so much about sacrifice at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum from family members of those who were killed, first responders, rescue and recovery workers, and the men and women who enlisted in response to the attacks. Taking this step to ensure a legacy for Medal of Honor recipients, some of whom I had the privilege to meet, is, for me, absolutely the right thing to do next,” said Joe Daniels. “This museum, centered around our core values, will house uniquely American stories of bravery and sacrifice, serve as a place for all to gather and will be a place our entire country will cherish. I am deeply thankful to the museum’s board of directors for entrusting me with this great responsibility.”

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The National Medal of Honor Museum offers a wide welcome, providing a wealth of educational opportunities and sharing diverse American stories. The  is our nation’s highest military decoration. Since its founding in 1863, 3,517 Medals of Honor have been awarded. The award unites Americans around what it means to be patriotic.
“What is exceptional about the National Medal of Honor Museum is that it’s a living thing that will grow and adapt as new stories of American courage are added. As our nation changes, the museum stories will reflect that evolution,” stated William W. Phillips, Chairman of the National Medal of Honor Museum. “The board is confident that Joe is the perfect person to bring the dream of this living museum to fruition.”
Located at Patriots Point in Mount Pleasant, alongside the historic Charleston Harbor, the Museum will celebrate the American values of courage, patriotism, sacrifice, integrity and humility embodied in each Medal of Honor recipient. The lessons derived from these unique stories will shape the generations of Americans to come.
“I️ truly believe the Medal of Honor Museum is something our country needs – not for the Medal of Honor recipients, but for all of those who we, as recipients, wear the Medal for. We wear it for those who have raised their right hand, served, sacrificed and given life and limb for our country. The museum will teach our children, the future of our country, and adults alike, character, perspective and what it means to serve a purpose bigger than themselves,” said Corporal William Kyle Carpenter, Medal of Honor recipient. “I am extremely excited to have Mr. Joe Daniels join our devoted team to help us accomplish this incredibly important project.”

“Receiving the Medal of Honor comes with a significant weight and responsibility. Part of that responsibility is a commitment to share my story and the stories of all recipients to educate citizens on how these individuals have shaped our American way,” stated retired Maj. James Taylor, Medal of Honor recipient and Medal of Honor Society member. “The museum will encourage our countrymen, especially our youth, to understand the cost of freedom and strive to live those values.”
As American soldiers risk their lives in combat, their acts of bravery exceed beyond the call of duty and serve as an inspiration to all Americans. These heroes and their stories deserve to have a permanent home.

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Reprinted with the permission of War History Online

1st Anniversary Of National Vietnam War Veterans Day

WASHINGTON – The Department of Defense today announced it will conduct a wreath laying ceremony with the Department of Veterans Affairs at The Vietnam War Memorial March 29, 2018. President Trump recently signed into law The Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017, establishing The National Vietnam War Veterans Day that will, henceforth, be celebrated each year on March 29.

This is the first anniversary of that special day. DOD will also support hundreds of events in many states across the nation to recognize, honor and thank U.S. Vietnam veterans and their families for their service and sacrifices.

Deputy Secretary of Defense, Patrick M. Shanahan, will host the ceremony at the “The Wall” to continue the department’s contribution to the commemoration. He will be joined by Veteran’s Affairs Secretary, Dr. David Shulkin.

“We are proud to partner with the Department of Veterans Affairs in this endeavor,” said Shanahan. “Today is an opportunity to honor all Vietnam veterans who served, and to recognize the families that stood alongside them.”

The DOD, along with more than 11,000 organizations across the country, is joined by the Department of Veterans Affairs, one of its key Commemorative Partners, to help Americans honor our nation’s Vietnam veterans.

Authorized by Congress, established under the Secretary of Defense, and launched by the President in May 2012, the Vietnam War Commemoration recognizes all men and women who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces from November 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975. Nine million Americans, approximately 7 million living today, served during that period, and the commemoration makes no distinction between veterans who served in-county, in-theater, or were stationed elsewhere during those 20 years. All answered the call of duty.

President Trump, in his presidential proclamation, stated: “During this Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War, we embrace our responsibility to help our Vietnam veterans and their families heal from the heavy toll of war. We remember the more than 58,000 whose names are memorialized on a black granite wall in our Nation’s capital for having borne the heaviest cost of war.”

By presidential proclamation issued on May 25, 2012, the commemoration extends from its inaugural event on Memorial Day 2012 through Veterans Day 2025.

Commemorative partners – local, state and national organizations, businesses, corporations and governmental agencies – have committed to publicly thank and honor Vietnam veterans and their families on behalf of the nation and have pledged to host a minimum of two events annually.

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