Lance Cpl. Matthew A. Snyder, of Finksburg, Md. -- 10 Mar 06
March 10 gave us a sunny, warm and beautiful day to honor the greatest sacrifice made by our military. While we are saddened by the death of Cpl. Synder, things would have been worse for the family without the Patriot Guard Riders. We provided a visible and vocal human wall to shield the family from the Kansas group. Even the children in the adjacent school marched out in support of Cpl. Synder.
Even more impressive was the huge line of motorcycles in the funeral procession to the interment. Our numbers and presence were noted by the media with coverage on the news at noon. Thanks to everyone who took the time to give your support to the family and Cpl. Synder.
Here are some photos: