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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HOTH Mission

Stride Wounded Warrior Weekend

Troy, NY to Jiminy Peak, MA-04 Mar 2017

ABOUT THE MISSION:
Stride Adaptive Sports Warrior Weekend Organizers have requested the participation of the Patriot Guard Riders in the departure and escort of wounded warriors to Jiminy Peak Ski Resort.

PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS:04 Mar 2017

Primary Staging Time:07:30 A.M.
Hilton Garden Inn
235 Hoosick St.
Troy, New York
Ride Captain:
Bill Schaaf Patriot Guard Riders NY State Captain
Veteran Recovery Program - NY State Coordinator
PGR NY Board of Directors - President
pgrnysc@gmail.com
billschaaf@aol.com
518-542-0608
Special Instructions:
For those coming from the West side of the river, once you cross the bridge and onto Rt-7, Hoosick St, the hotel is about 1/2 mile up the road on your left. Pretty hard to miss it. Entrance to the hotel is in the rear.
0730 hrs - Begin to assemble flag line at the rear entrance for the departure of the wounded warriors to their charter bus that will take them over to Jiminy Peak.
0800 hrs to 0815 hrs - Bus Scheduled to leave for Jiminy Peak.
PGR members invited to escort bus to Jiminy Peak where it will be met by PGR members from Mass.
Since 2005, STRIDE Adaptive Sports has been hosting special weekends for Wounded Warriors who have sustained permanent injuries from their service in Iraq and Afghanistan. The heroes spend a three day weekend participating in rehabilitative adaptive skiing and snowboarding lessons at Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort, just outside of the Capital district of New York. The Warriors hail from NY and MA region. The festivities to honor these American Heroes includes a ceremonial welcome eventon Fridayevening and 2 days of ski or snowboard lessons at Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort in Hancock, MA with STRIDE instructors in a unique opportunity to put their lives back together through sports. A positive recreation experience can restore the mind, body and soul and is a force in the rehabilitation process. STRIDE has partnered with Wounded Warrior Disabled Sports Project to support the cost of the event, totaling nearly $40,000 annually.
We've always had a great turn out for this event and I trust this year will be no exception. Let's be there to show these service men and women how much we appreciate the personal sacrifices they and their families have made in the service to our country.

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

 

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