They deserve respect and, they deserve the fancy for their last journey.
Whenever a person from the defense forces dies or returns to their home after they have served their lifetime for the protection of their nation, they deserve a proper and respectful ceremony.
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Patriot Guard Riders (PGR) is a group that takes this responsibility on their hand. They perform ceremonies for the defense heroes. They even perform ceremonies for the homeless veterans.
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They make sure these heroes get the honor they deserve. They are an organization and protect the funerals from all kind of miss happenings.
41 years old Staff Sgt. Jonathan Turner Served seven tours in Afghanistan and Iraq. He died due to combat-related injuries a year after he had retired. Veteran’s family was far away, and he died in California.
His family could not come for his last ceremony, and PGR had to perform the ceremony. Although the PGR organization was not happy with sending the veteran’s body to his family through a courier company.
Patriot Guard Riders from California decided to deliver the body themselves. The contacted PGRs from all the other states that were between California and veteran’s home.
Soon an assembly was made, and a route was designed. Riders from each state agreed to it. They started from California and kept passing the body in the coffin to the Riders of next state until it finally reached the veteran’s family.
PGR from each state received the body on the borders of the state and passed it to the next state. It was the longest journey for about 2000 miles, and hundreds of Patriot Guard Riders came together to make this happen. It was truly heartwarming. May Turner’s soul rest in peace.
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