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 protestors. We accomplish the latter through strictly legal and non-violent means Those who risk their lives for America’s Freedom & Security are our Military and Emergency First Responders (Police, Firefighter, EMT, etc.). The majority of our services fall under the term “Missions”. To a Patriot Guard Rider the term “Mission” is synonymous with the term Services. Missions undertaken and services provided by the Patriot Guard Riders of CT include: Honor Missions, Welcome Home Missions, Deployment Sendoff Missions, and Memorial Ceremony Missions.
Always Flexible (Semper Gumpy) is our key to success….
The Patriot Guard Riders of CT are volunteers and a large majority of us have full time jobs. We are a group that wishes to show honor and respect to our fallen heroes/heroines, including Active Duty Military, Veteran’s of Military Service, First Responders and Patriot Guard Riders Members. We are not a protest group and we are not an anti-protest group. We will not participate in any event that could even be remotely viewed as such. We will not attend any event of political nature and do not seek publicity. We do attend funerals and on several occasions protesters have been present. Protesters are never recognized and always ignored.