Patriot Guard stands watch at Sgt. Ansari funeral

Patriot Guard stands watch at Sgt. Ansari funeral

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) -Members of the Patriot Guard riders fulfilled their mission to honor and pay tribute to Sgt. Ansari on Saturday.

The Patriot Guard riders are made up of people who respect those who serve our country. They form honor guards at funerals to protect family members and to pay tribute to their loved one.

Not all members are veterans or motorcycle riders, but many are both. The group takes part in events all across the country on a daily basis.

“Speaking with some of the families, one of the things they say they always remember are all the american flags," said Greg Ernst, a member of the Patriot Guard. "It’s just that rememebrance that somebody outside their family mourns with them and is there for them.”

The group was formed in 2005.

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