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Patriot Guard and Associates:

I hope this note finds you all doing well, riding safely and enjoying the warm weather.

We have quite a lot coming up so I wanted to provide you with some advanced notice.  As always, you can find all this information on our website calendar at

  • Special Mission: Greg Caron, injured USMC, ground breaking ceremony for new house, September 5th, time TBD, Ellington  Madmike  Freedman  RCIC
  • Special Mission: Homes for the Brave 10 year anniversary celebration, September 12th, Bridgeport 1600hrs,  Bob Stone RCIC
  • Special Mission: State Fire Convention Parade and Flag Line, September 16th, 1100hrs stage ( note- the parade is about 3hrs long), North Haven, Skip Petras RCIC
  • Special Mission: Traveling Wall: CT Flag Line, Tuesday September 18th, 1100hrs location TBD, Danbury,      Dan Regan RCIC
  • GIOS Brick Oven Pizza Bike Run with all proceeds going to PGR of CT, looking for raffle items, September 30th, East Granby, 1000hrs

Attend on your own event:  This Saturday the 25th, 1300hrs, 119 Strawberry Street, Lisbon, CT

  • Many of you know our PGR Brother Christian Porter who is a very active in both PGR and Honor and Remember.  Christian lost his mother this past week and has invited folks to stop by and share friendship and refreshments.

From PGR member Greg York– we did a mission for his Father in law in Cheshire where the widow unfortunately tripped and fell while entering the funeral home:

  • “ I want to thank-you for all you and the P.G.R. did for our family that day. The procession was something to see, and I couldn’t get over the size of the flag line. Everyone is still talking about it!  As soon as I have further details, I will contact you, as the family, and the Fire Dept want to finish Ed’s last call. It will be a ride from the station straight to the cemetery, with probably just the family in attendance.”

Thank-you again for all that you did. Please pass the Thank-you’s to all involved.”

A few reminders:

  • If you have Full Flags (3×5) on your bike or vehicle and have not already let me know, please drop me an email so I can include you on Full Flag escorts notifications. 
  • As we’ve heard, some of our membership is having issues receiving email from us, to help rectify that situation we’ve explored different avenues to deliver the mission messages. One we’ve successfully tested is via TXT to phones. If you would like to receive texts to your phone you must send a txt message to from your mobile device. To cut down on the amount you would receive via the text you will Only receive the Subject, and the information for the Staging.
  • Our own Jay “covered bridge “ Koonz writes the monthly CT PGR article for the “Connecticut Cruise News” newspaper, and he’s always looking for mission pictures. So if you take any, please friend him on facebook or email him (
  • Many of you know our own PGR store leader Joanne “Dimples” Fuller.  Dimples will be heading off for some rest and retirement to Maine shortly and she has asked if anyone has an interest in taking over the store.  Should you have an interest and want more information, please contact her directly at or 207-939-9196.

Again, thank you for all that you do and be sure to send your friends , family and potential  members to our website for information about PGR of CT.

Gregg “Flag 7” Barratt

Patriot Guard Riders

Connecticut State Captain