OLD GUARD RIDERS INC
March 16, 2010
I have been a part of the Old Guard Riders for over two years and have been extremely impressed with the professionalism and dignity with which the organization conducts itself.
I participated in escorting the remains of seven service members from Apache Junction, AZ to Phoenix, AZ for internment in the National Cemetery there. The Old Guard Riders worked closely with the Missing in America Program to ensure the service members received all the honors and recognition befitting individuals who had served this great nation. The entire ceremony was conducted with a level of professionalism and dignity I have yet to see surpassed anywhere.
As a member of the Old Guard Riders, I helped coordinate the OGR's participation in the Buffalo Soldier Plaza dedication ceremony on Fort Huachuca, AZ. I worked with members of the Old Guard Riders and the protocol office on Ft. Huachuca to have the cremains of CPL Isaiah Mays present at the ceremony. CPL Mays, a Medal of Honor recipient, had served at Ft. Huachuca. The OGR untiringly sought to and accomplished having CLP Mays exhumed form an unmarked grave in a barren field, transported across the country with an honor escort and interred in Arlington National Ceremony with all the honors and dignity due a Medal of Honor recipient.
I am proud to be a part of the Old Guard Riders and will continue to support the organization in all it's endeavors on behalf of all veterans, both living and deceased.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
being part of several ceremonies dedicated to honoring servicemen who had been forgotten.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
their untiring and unfailing dedication to helping veterans.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
of the highest caliber and dedicated to helping veterans
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
Help feed, shelter and provide needed care for America's forgotten warriors.
Ways to make it better...
It could not have been.
In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...
the lack of knowledge on the part of the general public in general on the dire conditions of many of America's veterans and how the public could help this situation.
One thing I'd also say is that...
I consider it an honor and a privilege to be part of such an honorable and dedicated organization.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every six months
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Volunteer & I participated in teh escort and recognition ceremony for seven deceased service members and the Honors to Arlington effort which resulted in three servicemembers being interred in Arnlington National Ceremony.