I feel like no words can ever describe how thankful I am to the members of the military for putting their lives on the line for the sake of ordinary people like you and I. What’s most, I am sure every citizen feels the same, and that is why soldiers always get the praise they deserve and are considered one of the most valuable members of the society.
One of these brave men was Jonathan Turner. He served in the military for 17 years and made seven tours to Iraq and Afghanistan. Sadly, he passed away as a result of combat-related issues at the age of 41. Getting used to the life back home was hard for Turner. Even harder than fighting on the battlefield.
After his passing, the Marine Corps organized a service to honor him, but his family from Georgia, Turner’s hometown, couldn’t afford a trip to California. As a result, they agreed that the best thing to do is transfer his remains back home by mailing them.
That is when the Patriot Guard Riders stepped in. They believed that the least they could do for someone like Turner who risked it all for this country was to bring him to the place where he deserved to rest. So, around 100 bikers gathered together and brought the ashed to the family instead of allowing them to be simply shipped.
Many people were overwhelmed and thankful by this incredible act. They commented how they love America for respecting the soldiers and their sacrifice.
“A wonderful and fitting tribute to a Marine who served his country so well and now the Patriot Guard Riders do his family proud as they escort his remains home!” someone wrote. “That’s pretty cool guys, his family will be telling your story for generations!” another added.
You can take a look at the video of the Patriot Guard Riders below. It truly tugs at our heartstrings.