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Old Guard Riders Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Military & Veterans Organizations, Veterans

Mission: Honoring all veterans for their service while assisting aging, homeless, disadvantaged and disabled veterans.

Geographic areas served: Arizona

Community Stories

15 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had the priviledge of working with Ron and Lee Eppich on several of their projects. Some people wave the flag; then go home for dinner. Some people say that "they are going to do something": and then they don't. Some people salute the flag; and then they don't vote. Some people say that "they support vets"...as long as it is convenient. This has never been the case with the Old Guard Riders. How many people do YOU know that will take a week off from work to ride a motorcycle all of the way across this country to see that a black Buffalo Soldier, a soldier that died almost a hundred years ago, be given the honor that he deserved by being interred at Arlington National Cemetery? They may not be in a class by themselves, but it dosen't take long to call the roll. A veteran dies; they are there on a flag line. A military family needs help; they do the best that they can for them. Some people just talk; Ron and Lee do something about it. I am not a vet; I never served my country. I greatly appreciate people that do!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

it is a pleasure to work with ron eppich he does what he says and stands behind our vets and ogr is a great organization

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been riding with the Old Guard Riders from the very first. I know Ron and Leah. The organization is great and under their leadership we've accomplished a lot for our service men and women.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

i am a member of the local old guard riders we do alot to support our vets and our community they are a great organization and they back up what they say

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

i have done a few things with the local old guard riders they do wonderful work for the vets and they really do care about the vets

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

they do a great job and really care about the vets and they help them as much as they can

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have worked a short time with my local chapter and found a great honor and respect among the fellow members and those that see our patches. I do this not because I have to but because it is for the greater good of helping fellow veterans with a hand up not a hand out. There are many that this organization has helped but there are many more out there that need our help. I find that this group is doing great work, I especially like that fact that we are giving proper burials to those that did not get one.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am with the VFW i enjoy helping our Veterans. Anyone or any group that helps our Veterans is ok with me.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have assisted volunteers in starting an OGR chapter in their states. Each and every volunteer is helping the homeless and indigent veterans with clothing, food, and basic essentials.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization puts the Veteran Military Men first and foremost, and does many things to raise the public awareness of Veteran' current hurdles. Old Guard Riders has focused on finding, identifying, and interring the cremains of Veterans abandoned across the United States, notifying living relatives when possible. I have participated in their Missing in America program, and it is first class. I can vouch for the ethics and standards set by the founders. If you support organizations to help our Veterans, please join this group.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I have enjoyed helping with the Old Guard Riders because their focus is specifically veterans and how they can help them.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Knowing the Founders of this Organization, I wholeheartedly am HONORED to be a part of this group. I am the Celebrity Spokesman for this Organization, Because I believe in what they Do and What they Stand For. What they do in support of Our Troops and Veterans is Exemplary!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My name Is Don Mac Neill I am The President of the ma chapter o the Old Guard Riders . we have done a few missions visited the oldsoldiers home in Holyoke and are presentlyplaning a memorial dedication for the family of a navy pilot shot down in viet nam this has been a great and moving exsperience for myself and our 11 members it is one unselfish act that none of us will forget or regret!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Old Guard Riders has done an excellent job in doing their part in placing the cremains of our deceased Vets into National Memorial Cemeteries or in the hands of their family members. These Vets had been left behind in Mortuaries in Arizona and around the country and needed the help of these good people to be placed where they needed to be. Thanks to all the members of this great organization for all the Vets they have helped living or gone from us.