Good evening,

 
Let me begin by expressing the gratitude of my entire family and myself for the honor ride and welcome that my father CPL Alirio Orduña received upon arrival at Calverton National Cemetery on Monday November 6th.  Words can not describe how we felt by the escort from the funeral home all the way to Calverton, and then to find the members of the flag detail both at the entrance and then on the walkway to the service was inspiring, beautiful and heartwarming. Thank you so much and I want you to know that while I do not currently ride, I do have a “cage” equipped with warning strobes and have signed up to be a member of the Patriot Guard. 
 
I am a retired LEO and look forward to helping to honor other Veterans and pay respect to their loved ones. 

Thank you, 
 
Osbert Orduña 
OsbertUSMCVet
 
Riding in memory of:
CPL Alirio Orduña 
USMC 72’-78’

Thank You to Region 4 & 5

Please thank everyone who organized and participated with my church's Veterans Day ceremony today.  Everything worked out great.  Your organization does a great service to honor our veterans.  They all deserve it!
 
If you can, please forward this email to all of those involved...
 
Thanks again,
Bill Ellis

Thank You from a grateful family

I have been thinking long and hard for the right words to express our love and gratitude to our extended family, The Patriot Guard Riders. The love for my dad Frank Byrnes, and the support to his family during our most difficult time was epic. We are so blessed to have gotten to meet all of you, and my dad was so proud to stand with each and everyone one of you. The stories that were told by the family members that had lost their sons or daughters we will hold forever in our hearts . My dad was a very special person as is each of you. God Bless and keep you all safe.

Love,

Rosalie, Diane, Robert, Bryan, Peter and Alex

Gentlemen. It is not often that I get to write an e-mail like this, but
I hope that you read this to your membership, or forward it to those
that attended a recent funeral here on Long Island.

My extended family recently lost their grandfather, Frank Weiss. I had
always known him as Poppy Frank, even though he was of no blood relation
to me. He was a great and kind man that always spoke with a soft heart.
He passed away last week and I was told that his burial was to be at
Calverton National Cemetery. I hadn't known until that moment that he
had even served his country. I told my father to make sure that the
family notified the funeral home of the fact that he had served and
asked that they take whatever steps they deemed appropriate.

My father is a former member of the Red Knights NY 25. At the funeral,
he was very impressed to see a member of RKNY 26 in attendance, as well
as a nice contingency of the Patriot Guard. The entire family was
further moved when they arrived at Calverton Cemetery where they were
greeted by a flag line of at least 20 members of varying members of
military and the Patriot Guard. The only word they could use to describe
this tribute was AWESOME.

My extended family is from upstate NY and had no idea of the compassion
and love of country that we have here on Long Island. They were truly in
awe. I am personally grateful to all of you that continue every day to
show that we love our military, and those that serve our communities,
and are willing to show them the respect that they deserve.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart! God Bless America!

Michael Davis
President
Red Knights NY XXV

ROC HOTH Warehouse

The Rochester Area Warehouse can always use your gently used furniture. Presently this program is in the Rochester, NY area only with pickups within the following zip codes: 146XX; 14445; 14467; 14468; 14514; 14515; 14534; 14559; 14580; 14586.

The 2018 ROC HOTH Warehouse Saturday schedule:
April 14
May 12
June 16
July 14
August 11
September 15
October 13
November 17
December 8

The above schedule is subject to change. Please visit our Facebook page, PGRNY - HOTH for detailed information.

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 Help On The Homefront - Donate Items section and fill out the Furniture Donation Pick-up Request Form or call us at 585-866-1747 leaving us a message on our answering service with the reason for your call. 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.

 

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 637

Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

Or you may donate by credit card or Paypal

 

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