Patriot Guard of Illinois
Patriot Guard Riders of Illinois
New Member Information
Welcome and get ready! Welcome to an organization that honors all Veterans, Law Enforcement and First Responders. Get ready to be something bigger than yourself. It is our privilege to honor those mentioned above who have sacrificed so much in service to our country. They have served us and it is our turn to show our appreciation and serve them and their families. Below is a list of helpful things that will walk you through your first mission with the Patriot Guard Riders. If you have any questions about these items, please ask your RC.
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How do you receive mission notices? Mission notices are sent out via constant contact and will arrive in your inbox. Missions are sent out to the whole state at one time, so make sure you open those emails to ensure you are not missing anything. If you are not receiving notices, make sure you have marked all ILPGR emails as a trusted sender. They may end up in your SPAM email folder. If you still are not getting notifications of missions in your area, email email@example.com and she will check on your status.
Funeral Participants will often come up and thank you for your service. If you have served, thank them. If you haven’t served, simply state, you did not serve in the military but this is how you serve now. Remember, you are there at one of the worst days of their life. They may also invite you to the luncheon afterwards. Respectfully decline and thank them for the invitation. That is a time for family and friends. More often than not, we stop and have a meal together to debrief and enjoy some camaraderie with each other.
Please sign up via the National Patriot Guard Riders website. www.patriotguard.org. From there you will select the Mid-West Region and finally selecting Illinois.
Many Patriot Guard Regions have Facebook pages. Ask your SRC to direct you or invite you to those pages for more announcements regarding your part of the state.
Patriot Guard merchandise can be bought via the national website listed above. If you live in the Chicagoland area, our brick and mortar store is located at 200 Alder Dr. North Aurora, IL 60542 or you can call them at (630) 340-5156 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1 May 2022