by Liz Ream Five years ago, American Seargent Ryan Dickinson returned home from Afghanistan for a visit after being deployed for nine months. He was met at the airport by a large, joyous group of his family and friends as well as 50+ other people whom he had never met. These 50+ people formed two long lines on either side of a walkway, with a canopy of American flags for Ryan to walk through. Last September, when Ryanâ€™s life was taken by another soldier at Texasâ€™ Fort Hood, these people were again present at the airport, escorting Ryanâ€™s casket as well as attending the wake to show their respect for the brave soldier. They are not paid to be there, nor are they policeman or official military escorts. They are the Patriot Guard Riders of New York. In order to be a part of the Patriot Guard Riders, one must meet a single requirement. A deep sense of respect for the American soldiers. Under the motto Standing for Those Who Stood for Us, the PGR strive to honor â€¦
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