Patriot Guard Riders: Honor, respect, brotherhood

MIDDLEVILLE, Mich. (WOOD) — A nationwide network of volunteers works to ensure our veterans feel respected and honored.

Patriot Guard Riders, Inc. maintains chapters all over the country, including in Michigan. Each takes on missions to show appreciation for members of the military, most often in the form of motorcycle escorts.

"Our first and most important ones are what's called honor missions," PGR Assistant State Capt. Mike Meyers explained to 24 Hour News 8 Saturday morning. "And those are funerals where we stand for our fallen."

The group also escorts service member sendoffs and welcome homes for those returning from deployment.

On Saturday, despite rain and cold temperatures, volunteers formed an escort for a Middleville veteran who will receive a new home through Homes For Our Troops.

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