Greetings fellow Texas Patriot Guard Riders:
Bobby "kawabob" Stroka Rick Behr Construction State Captain Texas Patriot Guard Riders,
With the soon to be Open Carry Law, we have had several questions about how this will affect the Patriot Guard.
As we understand the law, you must be a licensed CHL holder in order to legally carry a handgun in the open.
The Texas Patriot Guard is not in the position to question your rights as a licensed CHL holder.  A  CHL license holder knows where they are allowed to carry a weapon and where they are not allowed to carry based on the laws.
That being said, we all need to remember that the Patriot Guard are invited guests of the family of a fallen Hero at their most sacred time and we are there to pay Honor and Respect.  That respect and common sense needs to prevail.  Our missions/ flag lines are not the place to be displaying an open weapon.
  • The Texas Patriot Guard Riders policy will be that no open carry will be permitted on any mission.
The RC in charge of the mission does have the authority to ask anyone who is open carrying to remove the firearm and place it out of view, and/or ask the individual to leave the mission if they refuse.
This policy is not in any way, shape, or form to infringe on the rights of a CHL holder, but to simply set a higher standard to which the Patriot Guard is known for and presents to our Hero’s families at each and every mission.
Any questions can be directed to me at  Texas State Captain Patriot Guard Riders 
Thank you all for supporting the Patriot Guard Riders and Honoring our Hero’s 
  • FYI: NO OPEN CARRY!! at Missions, and I Will include Events as well.

Butch "Turtle" Cone, Deputy State Ride Captain              

Corpus Christi

Mayors Committee for  Veterans Affairs

 Schedule of Patriotic Ceremonies for 2018  

Day & Date
Host Unit
Saturday, Feb 17
Iwo Jima 
CBD Marine Corps League 
Saturday, Mar 10
Vietnam Veterans Day
United Vietnam Vets of Texas
Saturday, May 19
Armed Forces Day
American Legion Post 28
Monday, May 28
Memorial Day
DAV Chapter 150
Saturday, Jun 9
Flag Day
Association of the US Army

Wednesday, Jul 4

Independence Day
 Saturday, Aug 11
Military Order of the Purple Heart
Alaniz/Valentine Chapter 598
Saturday, Sep 15
POW/MIA Recognition Day
Vietnam  Veterans of America, Chp 910
Saturday, Sep 29
Gold Star Ceremony
Veterans Band of Corpus Christi
Sunday, Nov 11 
Veterans Day
STAAC, 82D Abn Div Assn., Inc
Friday, Dec 7
Pearl Day Remembrance
U.S. Submarine Veterans
All ceremonies will be conducted at Sherrill Veterans Memorial Park, Corpus Christi, Texas 
All ceremonies will start at 10:00 am


Please remember when parking at the Airport:

It is a privilege afforded to PGRSTX by the Airport to be able to park in front of the terminal.

Park in the inside lane/ commercial lane.Park before the Major crosswalk [We no longer park after the major crosswalk. Only in the event of over-flow we can park on this other section].

Park at a 45 angle from the curve. Do not park perpendicular to the curve.

Come to a complete Stop before crossing any of the crosswalks.

PGR Volunteers riding their cages [automobiles] turn your parking ticket to the Ride Captain collecting them for validation from Airport security.

Upon leaving the Airport you must turn in the ticket and sign up at the exit of the parking lot.

Don't loose your parking slip or you will be paying for your stay at the airport.

MAY 4,5, and 6, 2018



On Behalf of Steve Conger, Assistant State Captain - Texas and Butch "Turtle" Cone, Deputy State Captain
2018 GOTC
East Texas is hosting the GOTG this year.  It will be held at Crockett Family Resort which is outside of Crocket Texas on Houston County Lake. 
The GOTG 2018 registration form and itinerary are below. T shirts are available and the planned tour routes will make many really happy they joined us.

It will be held May 4,5 & 6, 2018.

Please go to their website and check it out. If interested give them a call to make your reservation. Just mention Patriot Guard GOTG.

75 Dogwood Lane West
Crockett, TX 75835
(936) 544-8466

Steve Conger
Texas State Ride Captain
Patriot Guard Riders
Tyler, TX. USA


Crockett Family Resort, 75 Dogwood Ln W, Crockett, TX 75835 Phone: (936) 544-8466


DATE                                                                                                 LOCATION
  • FRIDAY 4 MAY                                                                        Crockett Family Resort
3:00pm -         Begin GOTG Check In / Late registration                         CFR Clubhouse
DINNER        (not provided)                                           On You
7:45am -         PRAYER / PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE                                  CFR Clubhouse
8:00am -         BREAKFAST                                                                   CFR Clubhouse
10:00am -      STAGING / RIDERS MEETING                                           Parking lot
                     Rides sign up at Clubhouse        
                     Routes and interest points provided
                     so you may go on your own
12:00pm -      LUNCH IS ON YOUR OWN                                                 On You
                      Guided / mapped rides have lunch stops
6:00pm -         DINNER                                                                        CFR Clubhouse
Brisket, Chicken and Sausage
8:00pm -         AUCTION / RAFFLE / FELLOWSHIP                                   CFR Clubhouse
8:00am -         BREAKFAST                                                                    CFR Clubhouse
9:00am -         PRAYER/ DEVOTIONAL - PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE              CFR Clubhouse
10:45am -      TAPS / DEPART                                                               Parking lot