Patriot Guard Riders flooded with mem...

Patriot Guard Riders flooded with memberships after Westboro decision

There are 23 comments on the The York Daily Record story from Mar 6, 2011, titled Patriot Guard Riders flooded with memberships after Westboro decision. In it, The York Daily Record reports that:

Tim Young tries not to remember the bad parts about coming home from the Vietnam War.

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York, PA

#1 Mar 6, 2011
Good people doing good work. Wonderful. This is what America is all about.


#2 Mar 6, 2011
Thank you to the Patriot Guard for protection of the families of the fallen soldiers.

York, PA

#3 Mar 6, 2011
Thank you Patriot Guard Riders for all that you do. You give honor and respect to our fallen soldiers. God Bless ALL of You.

York, PA

#5 Mar 6, 2011
The Patriot Guard are an awesome group of people. Thank you for what you do. I know my family will always support and honor you.
Michael Whitlatch

Wheeling, WV

#6 Mar 6, 2011
"Standing for those who stood for us"
Mike WHitlatch
District 6
Ride Captain
Desert Storm/Shield Veteran

Boiling Springs, PA

#7 Mar 6, 2011
what someone should do is fine out all the names of the church goers who picket and then go raise havoc at one of their loved ones funeral. See how they like it!!!! Thank you Patriot Guard!!!!
Common Sense Soldier

York, PA

#8 Mar 6, 2011
Run all of those Westboro scumbags over!
Great Folks

York Haven, PA

#9 Mar 6, 2011
The patriot guard riders were involved in my grandfathers funeral and they were FIRST CLASS all the way. They were professional, honorable and respectful to my family and to the memory of my grandfather. I joined after the funeral.....
tim shelton

Dayton, OH

#10 Mar 6, 2011
as a viet nam vet, I would love to meet some of the scum from westboro baptist church ( what kind of church has these beliefs?) Westbro come to my house with your signs!!!
Boston Blend

Toronto, Canada

#11 Mar 6, 2011
Thank you for protecting the very vulnerable families from further pain and grief. You are the very core of compassion and how mountains can be moved when people unite in an act of kindness.
I salute your fallen heroes...and you..

Since: Mar 11

United States

#12 Mar 6, 2011
I was blinded in Afghanistan January 2010 and had 4 friends die in the same attack on our patrol. There was rumors that these so called Christians were going to protest one of the funerals. I was stuck in the hospital but the Patriot Guard was there and escorted the family and funeral procession the entire way. I am grateful for what they do and I hope someday these assholes get whats coming to em.
Cliff Fox

Huntersville, NC

#13 Mar 6, 2011
Hurray for the "Patriot Guard Riders"!
True American Heroes!
Proud PGR Member

York, PA

#14 Mar 6, 2011
Others you can thank are our employers that allow us to take time off to honor the fallen service members - without that flexibility, the numbers at the services would be down significantly.

I've run into those miserable excuses for humans known as the Phelps' of the "Westboro Baptist Church". Church my left footpeg. These people are evil on two feet - vile, ignorant and as unpatriotic as they come. The venom spewed from their ranks, as well as dragging the US flag on the ground and stomping / stepping on it makes my blood boil. But as Tim said in the article, you just have to ignore them and do the mission - honor the sacrifice of the fallen and their family, and protect them from the sight and sound of these vile creatures.

You do not have to be a veteran - I'm not - just the respect for the sacrifice of the fallen serviceman/woman and the family. Check out the website for the PGR and get on the email list for local missions. Once you receive a handshake, a hug and a 'thank you' from one of the family members at a funeral service, you'll know your time was well spent.

Thanks to all who have served, those still serving, and those that will pickup the mantle and continue the tradition of protecting this great country of ours.
Mother of a fallen hero

York, PA

#15 Mar 6, 2011
Thank you for being there.

United States

#16 Mar 6, 2011
I am an American Legion Rider as well as a Patriot Guard Rider , it is with honor and pride we stand the flag line ! We stand for those who stood for us !! I wouldn't trade it for anything !! Our service men and vets and their familys deserve all the respect and support we can give them.
County Carry guy

Manchester, PA

#17 Mar 6, 2011
Kudos and blessings to these honorable men (and women?) who volunteer their time, give their money, and do their utmost to help a grieving family have a dignified service for their military dead. They provide a service of sacrifice and kindness that totally befits the soldiers they seek to preserve with honor. These guys are fantastic.
a merger person

Harrisburg, PA

#18 Mar 7, 2011
Just a random thought here from someone who's family served in all the police actions, wars and whatever you want to call Vietnam. It is time people...Time to take our country back..This country was built on God and freedom. The service men that have preserved our freedom in the past, keep us free now and sacrifice their lives need to be honored without anyone disturbing their honor. Hey Westboro baptist,you guys better start looking behind you...something is gaining on you.. and it is not GOD....
Mr Compassionate

York, PA

#20 Mar 7, 2011
brooklyn2021 wrote:
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well i guess u wont be using ure eyes to target any innocent afghans
What the hell is THAT most stupid of stupid statement all about!
Another PGR member

York, PA

#21 Mar 7, 2011
The solution to the WBC is simple.... IGNORE THEM! They are just money whores who do what they do to provoke a reaction. When you react, you give them exactly what they want. If the media would just agree to not cover their antics, and people would stop suing them, their money source would dry up and they'd crawl back under their rock.

I ride for one reason... to honor our heroes. The people who have served this country deserve all the honor and respect that we can give. For me to even waste one moment worrying about what some nutbags might be doing is to risk losing focus on what is truly important.
Mr Final Word

Stewartstown, PA

#23 Mar 7, 2011
You people TALK a good game of freedom and defending it. But when you see a group actually exercising their freedom and their opinion that you don't agree with , then you expect the courts to come to your aid and silence them. Get it straight, people. You either stand for freedom or you don't. You cannot have it both ways, boys. Veterans are much like cops and firemen. Forever patting one another on the heinies and reassuring each other how brave they are. It gets predictable after awhile, you know?

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