As we are approaching the holiday season, it's an excellent time to remember our fallen and their ultimate sacrafice; another way to remember them is to sponsor a wreath.  Sponsoring a wreath through Wreaths Across America is easy.  Whether at Saratoga National Cemetery or another cemetery where you wish to have a wreath placed. Just click on the image to enter Wreaths Across America.  Simply click on the DONATE at the bottom of their page.  Thank you.

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The Patriot Guard Riders of Eastern New York have once again been granted Group Sponsorship status within the Wreaths Across America organization. So what does our Group Sponsorship status mean? Well for every two wreaths that are ordered - using our group code – Wreaths Across America will donate another wreath - we get 3 for 2. 

 

To sponsor a wreath at Saratoga National Cemetery click HERE.

If you would rather mail in an order, click ORDER FORM.

 

Thank you.

I am bound and determined to get to every thank you on my list for the special events of June 9th before the calendar rolls into July!  Bill, I cannot begin to express the depth of my gratitude for the kind attention and dedication of the Patriot Guard Riders on the afternoon of June 9th. From the day I met my one-of-a-kind soldier, he told he that one day, when the time was right, he would come home to West Point forever.

 

You and your crew of fine folks made that happen with glory, honor, dignity and distinctiveness. Charlie was so proud of the work that the Patriot Guard Riders did--and protective of their right to do it. When we were able to arrange for the Patriot Guard Riders to bring Charlie on his final ride across the post of his beloved alma mater, I KNOW he was there, smiling down on us all. I KNOW he enjoyed that ride at the front of the parade. That special gesture was the beginning of a remarkable memory for me, but I will never forget the feeling in my heart when he was strapped into that seat, protected by his own team of Patriot Guard Riders.

 

Yes, the weather was fine. Yes, it was heartwarming to have so many of Charlie's family, friends and colleagues gather. But the day was made perfect and special because the right symbolic things happened to bring Charlie to his final resting place. From the yellow rose that Charlene Robbins gave me to the lifetime membership in Tri-County Viet Nam Veterans, from Taps to the flag folding ceremony, each moment was a punctuation mark. Still, without the Patriot Guard Riders, it would not have been complete; you all would have been missed; Charlie would have whispered in my ear that I forgot the best part!

 

So thank you for taking a day away from family, friends and busy lives to be there for me, for my family, and, most especially, for my American hero, Charlie Johnson.

 

Please do not ever hesitate to let me know what I can do to support your fine work.

 

With deepest gratitude,
Trudy Hall

Anthony J Simas

SPECIAL THANKS....to all of the Patriot Guard Riders....special thanks to all for your showing of honor and support during the tragic loss of my soldier, Army SPC Christopher Kent Heinz....your professionalism and dedication speaks volumes of your organization, and what it's all about....sincere thanks for taking the time to show your support in honoring fallen service men and women....kudos.....respectfully, Michael k. Heinz.

Dear Bill,

We have just passed the birthday of our much-missed husband and father, Freddie Laing; and we are reminded to send this long-overdue letter.

The strong and dignified presence of the Patriot Guard Riders at the funeral of our loved one was both a comfort and an encouragement; and we have been wanting to say "Thank you" since that day in April.

During his declining days, Freddie often wore one or the other of his two favorite T-shirts. One bore the message "Proud to be a Veteran," the other "Freedom is Not Free." Somehow, the strong PGR presence at his funeral was a seal and a witness to his faithful service to his homeland -- not only during World War II, but also during the remainder of his life. This was certainly a great blessing to his family -- and most assuredly also to his hometown. Thank you.

Very truly yours,
Mrs. Margaret Laing and Daughters, Becky Laing and Phyllis Wilsey

PGRNY is an all volunteer 501c3 organization. Donations support our mission of honoring the fallen and Veterans and are tax deductible.

Checks payable to Patriot Guard Riders of NY may be sent to:

PO Box 12445
Rochester, NY 14612

Or you may donate by credit card or Paypal

 

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Our veterans are in need!

The Rochester Area Warehouse can always use your gently used furniture.  The ROC Warehouse schedules pickups every second Saturday of each month.  If you have items that meet the criteria, are located in the Rochester area, and would like us to pickup those items, please go to the Donate Items section and either call us at 585-866-1747 or fill out the Furniture Donation Request Pick-up Request Form.  You are welcome to bring your donations to the ROC Warehouse by appointment only. Call to schedule your appointment for dropping off your donations today!  Your donations are GREATLY appreciated and tax deductible.

 

December 2017 - Deliveries ONLY

Our December 9th, 2017 normal date will be for deliveries only of furniture to our veterans in need.  We will resume donated furniture pick ups in January 2018.

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