East Tennessee Patriot Riders Mission

I always get such a good feeling in my heart from participating in these special events.  It is really quite an honor and the gratitude of the family is often overwhelming.

This time it was a priviledge to stand in honor of  another of Tennessee’s Heros.  Virgil Shelton, of Clinton , Tennessee , died on Monday, August 10, 2009 at his home.  Mr. Shelton proudly served in the United States Army from September 14, 1965 to August 30, 1967.    He served with the 7th Calvary,  Armored Division,  Troop C.  

Mr. Shelton was also an avid motorcycle rider.

 East Tennessee Patriot Riders

Thank you, Mr. Virgil Shelton, for your service to our country.  You have our gratitude and our respect.

8 thoughts on “East Tennessee Patriot Riders Mission”

  1. It was a great honor to stand for this great man and what he gave to our country…without him and the other brave men and woman of our armed force we would not have been able to show this respect….ETPR is so bless to be able to stand with so many groups to show honor and respect to our Heroes.

  2. Both are always Honored to stand for those who have served and are still serving,thank you to all of our Military men and women who sacrafice for the Freedom you give us here on the Homefront…. Many blessings to the families as well.

  3. I also feel it was a great honor to stand for this Vet. We have stood for many Vet’s over the past years and they never get any easier but I will never pass on any if at all possible. It is one of the greatest honor you can give the Vet. Without his/her dedication to keeping us safe we would not have the freedoms we have today, and hopefully in the future.

  4. I am a retired Special Forces Vet, I was just wondering How cab I join The Patriot Riders, I am near nashville TN

  5. Counter Protest of Westboro Baptist Church – Dear Sir, I’m not sure if you’re aware of this, but Westboro Baptist Church has confirmed that their members will be in Johnson City, TN on Monday (June 21, 2010 Time: 5:00pm – 8:00pm)to picket the memorial service of Senior Airman Benjamin D. White, an Erwin resident who was killed in Afghanistan last week.
    I personally cannot comprehend how people can be so disrespectful towards a funeral service of a fallen service member.
    Senior Airman White’s family does not deserve this disgraceful protest while they try to pay their respect and say their goodbyes.
    I live in Jonesborough TN, and would love to be there to counter protest myself, however I’m currently deployed to Afghanistan.
    Please consider joining the counter protest of the Westboro Batist Church, and allow this fallen hero and his family a peaceful funeral service.
    First Lieutenant Haris Balcinovic
    Sharana Air Base

    1. Alan, thank you for the interest as well as your service there. It is not about us…we honor veterans because it is the right thing to do. We are a group that honors from the heart. We are not a group that only shows up when there is going to be TV there. We have no forms to fill out…and no demands on what you have to attend. If your interested in becoming a member to honor our Heroes, shoot me an email at sunfire_tn@comcast.net and I will get you added to our email address list. Give me your location so I can place you in the right area. Thank you and May God bless you.

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