Members of the Patriot Guard Riders at the memorialization ceremony for the SPC Christopher Fox Tactical Equipment Maintenance Facility on September 14. The Patriot Guard Riders (PGR) is an organization in the United States which attends the funerals of members of the armed forces, firefighters, and police at the invitation of the deceased's family. The organization is open to any persons, regardless of political affiliation, veteran status, or whether or not they ride motorcycles, as long as they have "a deep respect for those who serve our country". In addition to attending funerals, the group also greets troops returning from overseas at homecoming celebrations and performs volunteer work for veteran's organizations such as Veterans Homes.
The patch on the rider to the left reads, "The nation that forgets its defenders will itself be forgotten."