Standing for Those Who Stood for Us

As I rounded the spectacular U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial of the second flag-raising on Iwo Jima, I had to wonder who I’d be riding with into Arlington National Cemetery, to provide support at gravesite services honoring a retired U.S. Army officer none of us had ever met. Several Patriot Guard Riders (PGR) already on site waved me into their group. “Welcome to your first mission,” they said with backslapping hugs and handshakes. "We’re glad you could join us.”

HOG Magazine, Volume 028