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Friday, June 4, 2010

Patriot Guard Riders

There were rumors that the Phelps clan (I just flat refuse to call this organization a church) would try to disrupt or protest John Glaser's funeral. The Patriot Guard riders were invited to support the event and to provide protection from the protesters. I am happy to report that there were no protests.

The Riders brought up the rear of the procession. Here (below) they are at the 135 Street/Quivira Road turn and here (above) turning off of Roe Avenue onto the church property.

A Patriot Rider takes a bit of video of fire fighters and others entering the church before the service.

One rider posts a reminder on his bike of why they are riding THIS day.


  1. Dear The Observer,
    1. I am with you on the Phelps Commune. They are not a church.

    2. What nice people.

    3. I am going to link this organization on my motorcycle club page as another example of a lawful MC--and will link this post as well, sometime this weekend.

    Thanks for the great documentary here.
    Ann T.

  2. In 2. above I mean the Patriot Guard. Of course. And for 3. above also.
    Ann T.

  3. Ann T:
    RE: 2 &3 above---I knew what you meant! :-)

    I knew that there were organizations of motorcyclists that had arisen since the Phelps Commune started their protests, but this was the first time I met any of them or saw them in action first hand!

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