Patriot Guard Riders Honor Fallen Heroes

By: Meredith Stancik Email
By: Meredith Stancik Email

They usually line the streets to honor a fallen soldier, but Wednesday the Patriot Guard Riders came from across Texas to support three heroes and the man they were trying to save.

About 30 men and women put their lives aside to make sure those who lived to serve were remembered.

The motorcyclists ride for freedom and respect, and Wednesday they stood for those who gave their lives while trying to save another.

"They died in the line of duty and this is what the patriot guard does," a Patriot Guard Rider said. "We stand for those who stood for us."

The Patriot Guard Riders have suited up since 2005. They've attended funeral services for hundreds of fallen heroes. This time they hit the asphalt in Conroe, picking up patriots along the way.

As family members and friends of the fallen passed by their side, they seemed to ease the pain of those in mourning.

They came from different places, different backgrounds, but the riders share a common goal.

"To honor the family and people who gave their lives for someone else," a rider said.

They make sure the memories of those lost are never forgotten.

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