Austin Patriot Guard Riders › Forums › Completed Missions › Alton "Grizzlebear" Young, 59, PGR member, 04 Feb 2010, Cedar Park, TX › Reply To: Alton "Grizzlebear" Young, 59, PGR member, 04 Feb 2010, Cedar Park, TX
I received this letter tonight from Alton's wife Vicki. It's intended for all to read.
I apologize for the delay in sending this note, but please express my personal appreciation and respect for those in the Patriot Guard who braved the weather to pay tribute to Alton. I was deeply touched to see your members standing at attention as I walked into the funeral home and again as we drove so many miles to gather at the cemetery. So many of my friends and family shared the same emotions as I experienced as we witnessed the respect your group shows to someone such as my husband.
Alton felt a tremendous pride when he was able to join your group on a ride. I only wish he could have joined your membership sooner in life. Thank you for allowing him the privilege of serving as a fellow Patriot Guard Rider. The PGR was one of the highlights of his life.
Thank you again, and may God bless you all and keep you safe as you continue to ride.