In my tribute to Eddie I wrote, Hope Rides Eternal, I ended it saying:

“Most of you who wrote Eddie said that hope does not ride alone. You are right. Hope rides eternal. So let’s ride!”

I received numerous emails and had private conversations where you told me you were “awaiting my orders.” My goal, as stated in my article, is not allow my son to have died in vain, something that can happen if we do not get involved and push our legislators to allow our soldiers to win; to support our President who is, along with the military, fighting hard to win this global war against Islamic Fascists.

Well, here are my first “orders,” and they are general orders not unlike Eddie or any soldier would have to know while on guard duty. I’ve included the original general orders but I’ve re-written them to align with The Ride.


1st General Order

I will guard everything within the limits of my post and quit my post only when properly relieved.

2nd General Order

I will obey my special orders and perform all my duties in a military manner.

3rd General Order

I will report violations of my special orders, emergencies, and anything not covered in my instructions, to the commander of the relief.


1st General Order

I will forever guard the memory of our fallen heroes with all my abilities and never quit my vigilant watch as long as I live.

2nd General Order

I will forever dedicate myself to work for the goals of The Ride and perform all my civic duties in an honorable and patriotic manner.

3rd General Order

I will contact my elected officials whenever they try to tarnish the image of our military, betray the sacrifices of our fallen soldiers, and give into political pressure at the expense of our beloved country.

Here is the goal of The Ride: To bring honor and glory to God and to continue the fight my son, Sergeant Eddie Jeffers, passed on to us.

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God bless you!