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Posted on Dec 08, 2006 at 11:10 AM

I received this from a friend of mine who rides with the Patriot Guard. (See more about the PG and their mission statement at the end of this). Minus 10 Tomorrow With the wind chill reaching minus 10 tomorrow morning at 0600 I will be leaving for the Bronx. 1 woman paid the ultimate price for the freedom we enjoy everyday. Although they will break this mission up into sections I have decided that I will do the entire mission in these frigid temperatures. It is my way of saying thank you to Sgt Dunn, who was killed in action while serving in Iraq. On Sunday I will be riding the motorcycle for a t*y run where we will deliver the t*ys to a childrens hospital in NYC. We will bring the toys right to the children. I can't wait to see their smiles. Tuesday I will be going to Conn to escort the Wreaths Across America to possibly Ground Zero before they reach their final destination of Arlington National Cemetary where at 12 noon they ask every one for a moment of silence as wreaths are placed for all branchs of the service across America and the Tomb of the Unknown Solider Thursday I will be at the National Cemetary on Long island for the wreath laying, and the moment of silence. I am living alone and will not do much for Christmas, these little rides are my way of giving to someone I don't know, my way of taking the commercial mindset and throwing it out the window, forgetting about what I am getting for Christmas, and doing something for someone I never met, someone that did so much for me without even knowing my name. This is going to be the best holiday season for me in many years, I feel so sad at some of these events, but when I stop and think of what I have and why I do what I do I feel so warm inside. Remember the veterans in your life. Happy Holidays ********************************** Patriot Guard Riders Mission Statement The Patriot Guard Riders is 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. If you share this respect, please join us. We don?t care what 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 friends from interruptions created by any protestor or group of protestors. We accomplish the latter through strictly legal and non-violent means.

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