RE: ***Honor Mission*** Arthur Robert Goodhue, US Navy

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Orginially by Connecticut Patriot Guard Gratitude Expressions on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at 5:58pm

Dear Bob, and fellow Patriot Guard Riders,

We have just returned from my step-fathers service, and I had to write you.

My family was so impressed with the Patriot Guard today. They knew that I had been involved with missions, but never understood why strangers would attend a funeral for fallen servicemen until today.

I can not tell you how many drove up to St. Lawrence Church with tears of joy in their eyes. My step-father was proud to have served his country during WW II, and anyone who truly knew him knew that his Navy past was one of his most honored memories.

On behalf of my mother, his children, and step children, grand children, and great grand children, I must thank the Patriot Guard for their steadfast tribute to these men and women of our Nations military. Being on the opposite side of the honor guard was different for me, and I now know the honor felt by the service we as members provide.

Today the Patriot Guard touched four generations. I pray the the youngest of his great grand children remember this day for the rest of their lives.

It has always been an honor to stand for those who stood for other.

Today I was honored to call all the Patriot Guard my friends, brothers and sisters.

I have always said Bob that you do more than you realize. Today you helped 4 generation see why we should always honor our military veterans.

I thank you for that.


Pete Wood