The Patriot Guard is a loosely organized group of motorcyclists, mostly comprised of veterans. There are members from sea to shining sea and their mission is primarily to protect the honor of our veterans and to ensure veterans are given respectful funerals. Funerals and memorial services are often times distinguished by the Patriot Guard members standing at attention holding American flags on 8 foot poles. This is a group that I am proud to be a member of.
The miners killed in West Virginia were honored a couple of days ago at a memorial service in West Virginia and several of the miners families requested the presence of the Patriot Guard for their fallen veterans. Over 2,800 people attended the memorial service. None were Patriot Guard.
It seems that despite the governor's approval and assistance in organizing the presence of the Patriot Guard (at the families request), one attendee of the memorial service told the Patriot Guard to get lost, that they were too much of a security risk. You guessed it. Barrack Hussein Obama decided that a group of veterans, attending a memorial service at the request of family members, bearing American flags, was too much of a security risk.
The other 2,800 people in attendance who may or may not have risked their lives defending America's freedom and who may or may not be members of a patriotic organization of some sort, were not deemed to be a security risk.
It appears that the President's strategy was a success. Obama was able to escape West Virginia unharmed. Disgusting.