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:

The family of Mr. Robert F. Miller has requested Patriot Guard Rider participation in his military honors funeral services.

When/Where:
Monday, January 16, 2017

McVeigh Funeral Home
208 North Allen St.
Albany, NY
Staging at the funeral home NLT 
10:30 for the arrival of family and 11:00 AM memorial services.

LRC:
TBD

After memorial services at the funeral home, members will escort to the cemetery for interment:

St. Agnes Cemetery
48 Cemetery Ave.
Menands, NY

Narrative:
Mr. 
Miller was born in Albany, NY.  He was a graduate of Christian Brothers Academy and attended the State University of New York at Binghamton.  He served in the United States Air Force from March of 1952 until March of 1956 and performed duties as a Tactical Aircraft Maintenance Journeyman.  During his service, he attained the rank of Staff Sergeant(T), and was awarded the USAF Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medaland Air Crew Members Badge.  After his military service, Mr. Miller was employed by the New York Telephone Company for 34 years, retiring in 1990.

The Patriot Guard Riders will be honored to stand for the life and service of Mr. Robert F. Miller.


Ray Sestak
Assistant State Captain
Eastern Region, PGRNY
rayspgrny@gmail.com
(518)669-3358

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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