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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Special Mission

Blue Star Service Flag Commemoration

Waterloo, New York - 19 Mar 2017

 



ABOUT THE MISSION:

Riders,

We have been requested to attend a Blue Star Service Flag Commemoration ceremony. Various Blue Star Mother Chapters are expected to attend. It will not be a Church service, but a military-themed event
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Our mission, if needed, is to aid any of the disabled Veteran, or guests from the bus into the Church. Operative word here is "if needed". Then we will line the wall of the church and render honors during the presentation of the Colors and Pledge of Allegiance.

The program is expected to be approx 1 hour where you can sit down and enjoy the program or take a break outside. We will then regroup for Retiring the Colors followed by the possibility of helping the Veterans back onto the bus.

This, from the event organizers:

Details:
We are celebrating the discovery of a 1920 Blue Star Service Flag with 33 stars on it that was hung in our congregation during WWI. The flag went missing and was recently recovered by Waterloo Library and Historical Society.

As 2017 is the 200th anniversary of the First Presbyterian Church of Waterloo. We have set aside March 19th to remember this special event. We will commemorate the flag and honor all veterans and families of veterans in attendance. We expect numerous disabled veterans and would like the assistance of the Patriot Guards to help the DAV enter and exit the building


PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 19 Mar 2017

Primary Staging Time: 1:15 P.M.
First Presbyterian Church.
42 E Main St
Waterloo, New York - 13165
https://goo.gl/maps/VaRLMBfRzCo
Ride Captain:
Dan Ritz
dritz003@rochester.rr.com
Special Instructions:
Staging at 1:15 for 2:00 PM event.

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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