Good Morning Sir,
Hope this email finds you doing well. I wanted to touch base with you and thank you for always being so flexible and willing to support our homecomings.
This means so much not only to the families but the Marines returning. I have had your group attend many homecomings from 2009- present. I had a few Marines even ask with this upcoming return, will the Patriot Guard be escorting us back from March?
They love you guys and what you represent! They feel so appreciated and special because of what your group does. We here at **** would like to extend a HUGE THANK YOU to you and your group!!!
Family Readiness Officer
I am responding to the business card that was given to me last night for photos from last nights homecoming.
There are not enough words to describe how powerful, precious and meaningful this was to witness.
Thank you for capturing such wonderful moments.
My significant other Don Messler rides with the PGR and I have ridden with him on a couple of missions. I thought I knew what to expect when I asked you to honor my father by being at his service. I was totally wrong. Being on the other side was overwhelming for me. Last Friday August 2nd some of your members were kind enough to meet and escort, provide honors and be there for me during the service for my father Robert Harris. I was expecting the bikes but when they rounded the corner at my home I completely lost it. Every member came to me and gave me their condolences and hugs. I was in such a state seeing and listening them that I had to ask a friend to drive to RNC as I could not.
When we got to RNC, they had the flag line set up and remained beside us throughout the entire service. Chaplain Larry (PGR rider) did an outstanding job and I want to thank him very much for his time and the outstanding job that he did. The RC Glenn “Stormy” Blackway went totally out of his way. First coming all the way from Huntington Beach and for the comfort he gave me and my daughters during the service along with his quiet talk with me at the service.
I want to thank all of the other riders that gave up their time riding in from San Diego, Twenty Nine Palms and other places to honor my father. I couldn’t have asked for a better group of people to help me through this hard time. On behalf of my father, family and I, thank you very much.