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Honor Mission

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

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 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
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.

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Any time is a good time to remember our fallen and their ultimate sacrafice; another way to remember them is to sponsor a wreath.  Sponsoring a wreath through Wreaths Across America is easy.  Whether at Saratoga National Cemetery or another cemetery where you wish to have a wreath placed. Just click on the image to enter Wreaths Across America.  Simply click on the DONATE at the bottom of their page.  Thank you.