The Patriot Guard Riders participate in two mission types – Honor Missions and HOTH Missions.
Honor Missions are typically funeral requests or memorial services for a hero or heroes that have passed.
HOTH (Help on the Homefront) Missions include those that are meant to honor a group or a living individual.
Join us in supporting our Military, Veterans, and First Responders.
To become a member you simply register on the National Patriot Guard Riders website and then sign up for the PGR Austin Area Mission Alerts.
Stay Informed – Sign up for our Mission Mailing List!
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 their friends from interruptions created by any protester or group of protesters.
We accomplish the latter through strictly legal and non-violent means.
Who We Are
The Patriot Guard Riders was formed in 2005 in response to a fringe church group that began disrupting and disrespecting the funeral services of military service members who were killed-in-action.
Today this 100% volunteer (registered 501(c)) organization is nationwide. At the invitation of the family, we ensure dignity and respect at memorial services honoring fallen military heroes, first responders, and honorably discharged veterans.
Who Can Join
Anyone who respects our nation’s flag and the service of our veterans may participate. You don’t have to ride a motorcycle or be a military veteran to join us. There are no fees, uniforms, meetings, or minimum attendance requirements. Simply attend missions when you can to honor and show gratitude for those who have served our nation.