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

Donald E Woodward Jr., Veteran
USA
Saratoga Springs, New York -24 Mar 2017

ABOUT THE MISSION:
The family of Donald E Woodward JR. has requested the Patriot Guard Riders in his military honors service.

Donald proudly served for the United States Army as a 51M10 firefighter. A dedicated employee for the Saratoga Springs City School District, he recently retired after 31 years of service as a head custodian. An avid Jets and Yankees fan, Donald not only loved watching games with family and friends, but he also enjoyed being part of the action by making calls on the field as an umpire for the Adirondack Umpiring Association. Having a great appreciation for the outdoors, Donald’s favorite activities included setting out on hikes with his furry pal, Sophie, snowshoeing, fishing, camping, or just simply hanging out around a fire with his friends. He had a passion for adventure, and took any and every opportunity to go skiing. Donald was a spirited member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, an international non-profit organization promoting peace, prosperity, and hope. The Patriot Guard Riders will be there to render Honor, Dignity and Respect for the life and service of PFC Donald E Woodward JR US ARMY.

PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS:24 Mar 2017

Primary Staging Time:11:30 A.M.
Burke Funeral Home
628 Broadway
Saratoga Springs, New York
Ride Captain:
Dan Nolin
Patriot Guard Riders
Senior Ride Capt. Region-4
dan1nolin@yahoo.com
518-361-6410
Special Instructions:
Stage at11:30 amflag line for arrival of family, funeral service at12:30.
Flag line after service and for dignified transfer then escort to;
Saratoga National Cemetery
200 Duell Rd.
Schuylerville, NY
Stage at1:45for service in shelter #2 at2:00please take note of any ongoing service and remain quiet.
Flags & Water:
Flags Will NOT Be Provided, Please Bring Your Own.
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water 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!

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