Patriot Bod On Gathering Of Eagles
Official BoD's Position on the Gathering of Eagles
This is the official response of the Board of Directors of the PGR in response to the Gathering of Eagles scheduled to take place on 17 MAR 07 at the Vietnam Memorial Wall.
We urge our members to follow their conscience and participate in this event if that is your desire as an individual. In regards to your PGR gear, that is yours, wear it proudly and as you see fit. It is not our place or desire to dictate what our members wear - nor where they wear it.
This event is not a Patriot Guard Riders mission; however, it is an event in which our members are urged to participate as to their own individual desire. The organizations rallying this endeavor are more than capable of organizing this event without the PGR acting in an offical manner. The support of our individual members will surely be welcomed - just as we welcome other organizations that stand with us.
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial - or The Wall as it is often called - is sacred ground. It is considered as such by not only the Patriot Guard Riders - but by patriots everywhere. 58,000 American Soldiers are remembered on that majestic granite wall and their memories are part of the foundation of the PGR’s soul. “Never Again” is a term we have all come to know. These words are not hollow in the eyes of the Patriot Guard Riders, nor the Board of Directors that are tasked with guiding the PGR as a national entity. They are the backbone, the soul, and the spirit of an organization that has vowed to all to do what is right.
In closing, support this endeavor as you see fit. Stand in support of the organizations that are rallying to insure no defacement happens to that hallowed ground. Stand for those who stood for US.
Do the memory of those heroes proud who are listed on the Wall. Do the PGR proud by remembering the avenues of respect we practice daily and hold dear our methods of operation. Stand tall and silent my friends as is our custom.
Reverence doesn't scream a rallying cry nor politcal slogan.
Respect doesn't degrade itself to physical confrontation.
And, Honor rises above all.
To quote a reporter from the Chicago Tribune who just witnessed his first PGR mission, "The silence of 200 people holding flags - was deafening." Amen brother. Amen.
A PICTURE FROM THE TROOPS
TL Team 1-1, Satan's Playboys '69-'70
Unit VA Service Rep.
Cmdr. Combat Veterans Motorcycle Assn. MI
Member U.S Paratrooper Motorcycle Assn.
Patriot Guard Riders/Missing In America Project
"Your closest family is not always of blood ties."
Brothers then, brothers now, brothers always!
"A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government."
Last edited by Rocky : 03-03-2007 at 05:23.
Thanks for the heads-up. I just joined this organization and I hope to go to the Wall with some other local hard chargers that I have recently met.
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