The Patriot Guard Riders are proud to report that for the first time since the inception of the Wreaths Across America program, on December 16, 2017, a Holiday Wreath was placed on every gravesite at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville, NY. The Patriot Guard Riders, along with several thousand community volunteers respectfully placed those wreaths, but much more importantly, took the time to honor and remember over 11,000 of our fallen soldiers, sailors and airmen resting in that place of honor.

We wish to sincerely thank everyone who made that goal a reality, particularly those who contributed via the PGRNY “Three For Two” program. Through that program, fully 100% of your contribution went toward the sponsorship of wreaths, with a total of almost 3,800 wreaths (over 1/3 of the total) provided….a truly outstanding effort.

Now that the bar has been set, we look forward to achieving that goal each and every year going forward, and we are confident that with your generous help and support, we can do just that. Once again, our heartfelt thanks for honoring and remembering our fallen heroes.

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Members:

We have been asked to participate in visitation and services for Laverne H Wilkins, a US Navy veteran who passed away January 06, 2017.

When/Where:
Wednesday January 11, 2017 Staging 9:30am to be ready for the family’s arrival
Flag line prior to the service beginning at 10:00am
Rush United Methodist
6200 Rush Lima Rd,
Rush, NY 14543

Stand a flag line prior to the start of the service.
Reform the flag line for the guests to leave and Dignified transfer to the hearse
Escort to Pine Hills Cemetery - approximately 11:00am
Some members will go to Pine Hills early to set up a flag line for arrival there
Dignified transfer at the cemetery
Flag line during services at the grave site
Rendering Honors at Pine Hills Cemetery with the honor guard
Final salute once the family has left the grave site.
 
Follow this link to Mr. Wilkins’ Obituary: Obituary: Laverne Wilkins
 
Please do whatever you are able to help Honor the US Navy service of Mr. Laverne H Wilkins and to support his loving family.

Please arrive on time with a clean 3x5 American Flag or a USAF flag
Thanks for your continued service to the PGR.

LRC
Joe McQueen
Nigel Heaton
Assistant State Captain

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:
March 10
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 12445
Rochester, NY 14612

Or you may donate by credit card or Paypal

 

Another way to donate is when shopping at Amazon.  Use AmazonSmile and a portion of the sale goes to PGRNY.  Thank You!

AmazonSmiles - PGRNY

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