Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Guy Barton Reding

Guy Barton Reding passed away, at the age of 84, on August 18, 2009, in Copperas Cove, Texas. He served his country as a Marine and as an officer in the United States Army. He retired with the rank of Major.

He left to cherish his memory, his wife, two daughters and a son.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, August 22, 2009 in Lampasas, Texas.

Major Reding was laid to rest at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery, Killeen, Texas, on August 24.

An internment ceremony, with full military honors, was held at the Committal Center at the cemetery. Members of the Patriot Guard Riders attended the ceremony, and formed a flag line around the center as the military honors were rendered.

Patriot Guard Riders Mission Statement

“The Patriot Guard Riders is a diverse amalgamation of riders from across the nation. We have one thing in common besides motorcycles. We have 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 you ride or if you ride, what your political views are, or whether you’re a hawk or a dove. It is not a requirement that you be a veteran. If doesn’t matter where you’re from or what your income is; you don’t even have to ride. The only prerequisite is Respect.

Our main mission is to attend the funeral services of fallen American heroes as invited guests of the family. Each mission we undertake has two basic objectives.

1. Show our sincere respect for our fallen heroes, their families, and their communities.
2. Shield the mourning family and their friends from interruptions created by any protester or group of protesters.

We accomplish the latter through strictly legal and non-violent means.

To those of you who are currently serving and fighting for the freedoms of others, 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.”

Please learn more by visiting our web site.

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