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Patriot Guard and Associates:

As always, I hope this update finds you and your families doing well and staying healthy.

We have received guidance from the Commissioner of CT DVA, that missions could re-start for us during Phase 2 of the Governors re-opening plan which is set for June 20th.  The restrictions on large gatherings are still in place, many funerals remain private and State Veterans Cemetery remains closed to the public for funerals.

I am pleased to announce that will resume offering escorts if requested with some modifications:

·       Before and after the escort, members must adhere to social distancing guidelines and are requested to minimize personal contact. Hand sanitizer and or wipes are encouraged.

·       Masks are optional but not required.

·       The Ride Captain should be the only member in contact with the funeral home or family and he or she will also maintain a written record of those in attendance at the mission.

·       A reminder that if you are contacted for an escort, please direct folks to the online request form on our website and Facebook page so that we have a record of the request and can reach out to confirm logistics.

While this is a small step to returning to full mission status, it is a safe and responsible start for CT PGR.

I am sure we are all looking forward to Standing the Line again for our Veterans, 1st Responders and their families.


Gregg “Flag 7” Barratt
State Captain Patriot Guard Riders of CT
Director, Honor and Remember of CT


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We invite you to explore our site, it contains a wealth of information.  Here you will learn who the Patriot Guard Riders and Connecticut Patriot Guard Riders are, what we do, several protocols guidelines.  If you have any questions, please contact us .

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We are the Patriot Guard Riders of CT, Inc. of which we are a part of Patriot Guard Riders

“Mission Statement:

“The Patriot Guard Riders is a 100% volunteer, Federally registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization which ensures dignity and respect at memorial services honoring Fallen Military Heroes, First Responders and Honorably Discharged Veterans.”

Vision Statement:

The Patriot Guard Riders are a diverse amalgamation of riders from across the nation. We have one thing in common, besides motorcycles. We have an unwavering respect for those who risk their very lives for America’s freedom and security including Fallen Military Heroes, First Responders and Honorably Discharged Veterans.  If you share this respect, please join us.

We don’t care what you ride or if you ride, what your political views are, or whether you’re a hawk or a dove. It is not a requirement that you be a veteran. It doesn’t matter where you’re from or what your income is; you don’t even have to ride. The only prerequisite is Respect.

Our main mission is to attend the funeral services of fallen American heroes as invited guests of the family. Each mission we undertake has two basic objectives:

  1. Show our sincere respect for our fallen heroes, their families, and their communities
  2. Shield the mourning family and their friends from interruptions created by any protestor
     or group of protesters.

We accomplish the latter through strictly legal and non-violent means.

To those of you who are currently serving and fighting for the freedoms of others, at home and abroad, please know that we are supporting you. We honor and embrace you with every mission we carry out, and we are looking forward to a safe return home for all.

You can learn even more about us here:   Patriot Guard Riders of CT, Inc. Brochure.


Come stand a flag line with us,

the only requirement is: