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Funeral Protestors Not Allowed Near Hearses

March 11, 2009 | | Comments 0

funeral carsThe hate group from Topeka, Kansas the travels the nation under the guise of preaching God’s word has not been able to have the impact they hoped to have. That’s because of the Patriot Guard Riders. Because of the Patriot Guard Riders, the protestors have been forced to keep their distance from hearses and loved ones of fallen soldiers.

The members of the Patriot Guard Riders are simply volunteers who still care about the sanctity of the dead, especially when it’s an American killed while fighting for the United States. It was founded in 2005 as a direct result of the Kansas hate mongers and the group now boasts of more than 150,000 members across the nation. Members of the group attend several missions each month. Most of the time, they attend missions in their own state, but sometimes they travel to other states.

Tim McCoy, a 55-year-old member of the Patriot Guard Riders, lives in Lansing, Michigan. He had this to say about his willingness to be a part of such an organization: “If I could join the service, I would. But I’m too old. So I do this. For other people’s sons and daughters. To pay my respects.”

It’s unfortunate that there has to be a group like this to keep hateful people away from the funeral cars of family members and hearses. But it’s good to know there are more people out there who still care for the dead than people who are spreading hate.

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