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 Mission

David F. Abendschein, Veteran
USMC
Hamburg, New York -24 Feb 2017

ABOUT THE MISSION:
We have been requested to stand in Honor of US Marine Corps Veteran David F. Abendschein of Eden, NY who passed away on February 19th. Mr. Abendschein served 3-1/2 years active duty from 1957-1960. His MOS was 2161 - Repair Shop Machinist. He served with units at 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, NC and 1st Marine Air Wing, Air Fleet Marine Force Pacific in California. Mr. Abendschein was Honorably Discharged from Active Duty on 10 August, 1960 with the rank of Corporal (E-4) and earned the USMC Good Conduct Medal.

Obituary:  http://lakesidefuneralhome.com/tribute/details/978/David-Abendschein/obituary.html#content-start


PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS:24 Feb 2017

Primary Staging Time:8:15 A.M.
Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home 4199 Lake Shore Road
Hamburg, New York - 14075
http://mapq.st/2lkxxHi
Ride Captain:
Bob Woodward
bobwood2294@gmail.com
Special Instructions:
Prayer Service at the FH at9:15 AM. Followed by Escort to Saints Peter & Paul RC Church, 66 East Main Street, Hamburg, NY Mass of Christian Burial at10:00 AMFollowed by Escort to St. Vincent De Paul Cemetery, Corner of Route 20 & Shadaggey Rd., Lake View, NY Interment with Military Honors at11:45 AMPlease arrive on time with a clean 3x5 American Flag or a USMC flag. Dress for the weather, bring your own beverage, and ensure your big bike flags are properly placed and securely attached.
Don Higgins SRC,
PGRNY Region-1
gladiator6988@hotmail.com
Flags & Water:
Flags Will NOT Be Provided, Please Bring Your Own.

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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