|Daniels will have company in Parade|
Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels won’t be the only motorcycle riding in the parade. He will be joined by The Indiana Patriot Guard Riders.
The group was formed to honor the military and to have accountability in conducting our finances. Although there are other organizations similar to us that have similar Mission Statements, we focus on those that are Hoosiers but would never turn our backs on any veteran or military person regardless of locale.
The following is information about The Indiana Patriot Guard Riders:
The Indiana Patriot Guard Riders, Inc. is a diverse group of citizens from across the State of Indiana. We have one thing in common, an unwavering respect for those who risk their very lives for America’s freedom and security. If you share this respect, please join us.
We don’t care what your political views are, or whether you’re a hawk or a dove. It is not a requirement that you be a veteran. It doesn’t matter what part of the state you’re from or what your income is; you don’t even have to ride a motorcycle. The only prerequisite is Respect.
Our main mission is to attend the funeral services of fallen American heroes as invited guests of the family.
Our priority and main mission objective is:
Show our sincere respect for our fallen heroes and veterans, their families, and their communities.
We also do when required:
Shield the mourning family and their friends from interruptions created by any protestor or group of protestors.
We accomplish all that we do through strictly legal and non-violent means.
To those of you who are currently serving at home and abroad, please know that we are backing you. We honor and support you with every mission we carry out, and we are praying for a safe return home for all.
An invitation from a family member for us to attend must be presented through an authorized Ride Captain of the Indiana Patriot Guard Riders.
You don’t have to be a bike rider or even a veteran to join our group - You only have to have Respect for those that wear the uniform. We have many non-veterans and non-bikers within our ranks. Join US!!
The Indiana Patriot Guard Riders, Inc. was incorporated in October 2006 in the State of Indiana as a non-profit. We incorporated simply to make the Indiana Patriot Guard Riders accountable for the money that was donated and raised through various non-profit means. We now have a Board of Directors that has oversight of the money that is deposited into the Indiana Patriot Guard Riders, Inc. bank account.
We simply wish to spread the word about the military and the sacrifices that these men and women do for us on a daily basis. Our efforts are not about the present or any future war but about a man and/or woman that puts on the uniform and does their job and usually without much pay or recognition. Until the world realizes that co-existence and peace is the best policy our military will stand proud and tall and do what the Government instructs it to do. Our stance is that we support the military and whether you support the war or are against it is not relevant to our Mission of Honor and Respect to the man and woman who wears the uniform.
All money that comes to the Indiana PGR is deposited into the non-profit checking account of the IPGR. There is an oversight committee that monitors the money. All money goes towards helping the military, veterans, their families and to purchase items that the PGR uses (i.e. flags, plaques, etc.). NO IPGR member gets a dime except to reimburse them for out of pocket expenses that they spent for a IPGR qualified transaction (refer to above) and that requires a receipt and approval.