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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Honor - Bruce J. Shore, Retired
USMC - WWII, Korea, Vietnam
MULTI-CITY, New York
27 Jan 2017 - 28 Jan 2017
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About the Mission:
The family of Major Bruce J. Shore, USMC (Ret.) has requested Patriot Guard Rider presence at his funeral services and celebration of life.

Narrative:
Mr. Shore enlisted in the USMC after graduating from high school in 1945. He served in Japan and Korea and was commissioned as an officer in 1952. After successive promotions, Major Shore was assigned to the Naval & Marine Corps Reserve Training Center in Albany in 1964 before serving in Vietnam as Battalion Executive Officer at Da Nang and Dong Ha in 1967 and as Assistant Camp Commandant at Dong Ha through 1968. He completed his military service at HQ Marines in Arlington, VA where he was head of reserve individual training for the Marine Corps before he retired in 1969.

For his service, he was awarded the Combat Action Ribbon, Presidential Unit Citation w/1 Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal w/1 Bronze Star, WWII Victory Medal, National Defense Service Medal w/1 Bronze Star, Korea Service Medal w/4 Bronze Stars, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Vietnam Service Medal w/1 Bronze Star, Korean Presidential Unit Citation, United Nations Korea Service Medal and the Vietnam Campaign Medal.

After retiring from the Marines, he joined The Schenectady Trust Company in 1973 and served as assistant treasurer and branch manager, assisting in the transition to the bank's current organization as TrustCo Bank until his retirement in 1986.

Bruce volunteered for many years as treasurer and board member for the Federation for the Prevention of Child Abuse, now known as Prevent Child Abuse New York. He served as a scouting advisor and worked with Explorers for many years in the Albany and Schenectady areas, as well as with scout troops visiting bases wherever he was stationed.

The Patriot Guard Riders are proud to be able to stand with dignity, honor and respect for the life and service of Major Bruce J. Shore, United States Marine.

Primary Staging Details: 27 Jan 2017

Primary Staging Time: 11:45 A.M.
Fredendall Funeral Home
199 Main Street
Altamont, New York -


Ride Captain:


Special Instructions:

Stage at the funeral home with flag line for the arrival of family, dignified transfer and escort to the cemetery.


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Staging #2 Details: 27 Jan, 2017

Staging #2 Time: 1:30 P.M.
Gerald B.H. Solomon
Saratoga National Cemetery
200 Duell Road
Schuylerville, New York -


Ride Captain:

Ray Sestak
rayspgrny@gmail.com
(518)669-3358


Special Instructions:

For those members staging directly at the cemetery, please stage quietly at Interment Shelter 1 and be aware of any services that may be in progress. INterment with military honors scheduled for 2:00 PM


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Staging #3 Details: 28 Jan, 2017

Staging #3 Time: 1:45 P.M.
Fredendall Funeral Home
199 Main Street
Altamont, New York -


Ride Captain:


Special Instructions:

Staging at funeral home with flag line for celebration of life from 2:00 - 4:00 PM


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!

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